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Professional Licensing Section



Our Kent County office has moved. The new address is 600 S. Bay Road Suite 1, Dover, DE  19901 (across the highway from our previous office).

The Professional Licensing Section oversees the following industries: 1) Private Investigator & Private Security Agencies (PI & PSA) – security guards, firearms guards, private investigators, armored card guards, and their respective agencies; 2) Security Alarm Systems & Protective Services Agencies (SAS & PSA) – alarm employees and their agencies; 3) Pawnbrokers, Secondhand Dealers, & Scrap Metal Processors (PBSS); 4) Constables – entities and individuals; 5) Bail Enforcement Agents (BEA) – NOT Bail Bondsmen; 6) Retired DSP – HR 218.

Please review information on each particular industry or topic outlined below. You may contact the Professional Licensing Section either by phone or email: dsp_sbidetectivelicensingmail@delaware.gov or phone (302)739-5991.

The State Bureau of Identification (SBI) processes applicants applying for a license in any of the industries overseen by Professional Licensing and other state agencies. SBI is the physical location where an applicant completes and provides necessary documentation for their license background, is fingerprinted and photographed.

State Bureau of Identification (SBI) has two (2) Locations for Background Checks, Fingerprinting and Photographs

State Bureau of Identification – Walk-in (No appointment necessary at Dover location)
600 S. Bay Road
Suite 1
Dover, DE 19901

Delaware State Police Troop 2 – By Appointment Only, please call 302-739-2528
100 Cpl/1 Stephen J. Ballard Way
Newark, DE 19702
(front lobby to the left)

Normal Business Hours for both locations are 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday-Friday, Lunch period (no transactions) between 12:00 PM-12:30 PM. Both locations are Closed on Evenings, Weekends (Saturday & Sunday) and Holidays.

 

2021 Holiday Schedule

Professional Licensing Individual Applicant/License Holder Fee & Expiration Schedule

The Dover SBI Location is again providing Walk-In Appointments. The Troop 2 (Newark) location remains by Appointment Only, please call 302-739-2528. Pleae be patient as call volume may be heavy and may require calling back at a later time.

 

 

 

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Security Guards/ Armed Security Guards

This section will give you guidance on how to become a security guard, armed security guard and how to obtain a private security agency license. In addition, you will find a link to the governing law and rules and regulations found under Title 24 Chapter 13 in the Delaware Code.

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Private Investigators

This section will give you guidance on how to become a private investigator and how to obtain a private investigative agency license. In addition, you will find a link to the governing law and rules and regulations found under Title 24 Chapter 13 in the Delaware Code.

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Amored Car Guards

Armored Car Guards

This section will give you guidance on how to become an armored car guard, unarmed and armed and how to obtain an armored car guard agency license. In addition, you will find a link to the governing law and rules and regulations found under Title 24 Chapter 13 in the Delaware Code.

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Alarm Key Pad

Alarms

This section will give you guidance on how to become an alarm employee and how to obtain an alarm agency license. In addition, you will find a link to the governing law and rules and regulations found under Title 24 Chapter 12 in the Delaware Code.

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Pawnbroker Owner

Pawnbrokers, Secondhand Dealers, & Scrap Metal Processors (PBSS)

This section will give you guidance on how to obtain a pawnbroker, secondhand dealers and scrap metal processer agency license. In addition, you will find a link to the governing law and rules and regulations found under Title 24 Chapter 23 in the Delaware Code.

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Bail Enforcement Agents (BEA)

This section will give you guidance on how to become a licensed bail enforcement agent. In addition, you will find a link to the governing law and rules and regulations found under Title 24 Chapter 55 in the Delaware Code.

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Constables

This section will give you guidance on how to have an entity approved for constable positions and potential applicants to become constables. In addition, you will find a link to the governing law and rules and regulations found under Title 10 Chapter 27 in the Delaware Code.

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DSP Boots, Badge, Gloves, Hat and Flag

Retired Delaware State Police (DSP) – HR218

This section will give you guidance on how to obtain the Retired Delaware State Police HR 218 LEOSA.

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Instructors

This section will give you guidance on how to become an approved firearms instructor, security guard instructor or bail enforcement agent instructor. Approved instructors may only train/instruct individuals applying for a license through the Professional Licensing Section.

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