District of Columbia Security
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- DC Security Officers Candidate Information Bulletin (PDF, 168 KB)
- DCMR Title 17 Business Occupations Professionals (Study Guide) (PDF, 1.9 MB)
- Laws Associated with Gender Identity or Expression
- Mandatory training requirements for Security Officers (SO) and Special Police Officers (SPO) as well as certification of training curricula. Security Training Letter
- DCRA will begin accepting curriculum and instructor applications on March 15, 2016
- Beginning March 1, 2016, Special Police Officer (SPO) license renewal applications must be submitted online. SPO Renewal Letter
- Beginning February 1, 2016, Security Officer (SO) license renewal applications must be submitted online. SO Renewal Letter.
- Beginning February 1, 2016, Private Detective (PD) renewal applications must be submitted online. PD Renewal Letter.
- Effective January 2014, a Basic Business License is no longer a requirement for Security Agencies and Private Detective Businesses.
2014 Annual Report (pdf)
For additional information, please contact us by phone: (202) 442-4320, fax: (202) 698-4329, or email: Kenya Johnson: Kenya.Johnson@dc.gov
Online License Renewal
The online renewal period is over.
Registry - License Look-up
Licensing Publications and Forms
|New License Instructions: Agency/Company||650912||182 KB|
|New License Instructions: Individual||650913||187 KB|
|Acknowledgement of Security Personnel Form||650902||54 KB|
|Additional Requirements After Licensure||650914||63 KB|
|Arrest Affidavit||650903||17 KB|
|Authorization to Release Information||650905||60 KB|
|Bond Form||650901||119 KB|
|DC Security Officers Candidate Information Bulletin||650911||168 KB|
|DCMR Title 17 - Business Occupations & Professionals||650916||1.9 MB|
|Exam Notice||650915||108 KB|
|Fact Sheet for Attorney-In-Fact or General Agent||650904||67 KB|
|Letter to Security Agencies||650917||575 KB|
|New License Application||650910||243 KB|
|Security Agency Fact Sheet||650907||92 KB|
|Transfer Request Form||650906||142 KB|