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Business and Professions Code - BPC


  ( Heading of Division 3 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 30. )

CHAPTER 11.4. Proprietary Security Services [7574 - 7576]

  ( Chapter 11.4 repealed (in Sec. 2) and added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 361, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 1. General [7574 - 7574.09]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 361, Sec. 2. )


For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(a) “Bureau” means the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.

(b) “Chief” means the Chief of the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.

(c) “Director” means the Director of Consumer Affairs, unless the context indicates otherwise.

(d) “Person” includes any individual, firm, company, association, organization, partnership, and corporation.

(e) “Proprietary private security employer” means a person who has one or more employees who provide security services for the employer and only for the employer. A person who employs proprietary private security officers pursuant to this chapter at more than one location shall be considered a single employer.

(f) “Proprietary private security officer” means an unarmed individual who is employed exclusively by any one employer whose primary duty is to provide security services for his or her employer, whose services are not contracted to any other entity or person, and who is not exempt pursuant to Section 7582.2, and who meets both of the following criteria:

(1) Is required to wear a distinctive uniform clearly identifying the individual as a security officer.

(2) Is likely to interact with the public while performing his or her duties.

(g) “Registrant” means an individual registered with the bureau under this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 361, Sec. 2. (SB 741) Effective January 1, 2010. Section operative January 1, 2011, pursuant to Section 7574.08.)