Security Guard Licenses

Under Rhode Island General Law §5-5.1-3, the Office of Attorney General is responsible for the licensing of the private security guard businesses. The obligation is set forth in the Rules and Regulations established pursuant to the Private Security Guard Act of 1987. Federal guidelines now require that all security guards be fingerprinted for a national background check. BCI is charged with ensuring that all security guard companies, their employees and management personnel comply with the Act. Presently, BCI has 90 active security guard licenses on file.

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