The Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies administers "The Private Detective & Security Agencies Act"
to safeguard the citizens of this state by regulation of private detective and security businesses. The Board consists of seven
members appointed by the Governor. The Board has authority to determine qualifications of applicants for licensure, and to
investigate complaints and take appropriate disciplinary action. The Board meets at scheduled times in Macon, and the
meetings are open to the public. Persons wishing to bring matters for the Board’s consideration should submit written request
to the office.
Private detective businesses are required to be licensed, and the employees of the company engaged in investigative
activities are required to be registered. Private security companies are required to be licensed, and armed security guards of
the companies are required to be registered. Unarmed security guards are not required to be registered, but are required to
be trained in accordance with the rules of the Board.
Security Guards, also called security officers, patrol and inspect property to protect against fire, theft, vandalism,
terrorism, and illegal activity. They protect their employer's property, enforce rules and regulations on the property, deter criminal activity, and other problems. These workers may be armed. They use various forms of telecommunications to call for assistance from police, fire, or emergency medical services. Security guards write comprehensive reports outlining their observations and activities during their assigned shift. They also may interview witnesses or victims, prepare case reports, and testify in court.*
*From Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 - Bureau of Labor website
John "Mike" Bain is licensed by the Georgia Secretary of State's Board of Private Investigators and Security
Agencies to teach the State of Georgia Armed/Unarmed Security and Continuing Education Courses listed below:
(License #: CFTR001140)
State of Georgia