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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 35PRIVATE SECURITY
SUBCHAPTER KLETTERS OF AUTHORITY
RULE §35.171Requirements for Issuance of a Private Business Letter of Authority

(a) The security department of a private business, as defined in §1702.182 of the Act, must obtain a letter of authority in order to employ a commissioned security officer.

(b) A security department of a private business shall not provide guard company services to a third party for contracted compensation.

(c) A private business letter of authority shall:

  (1) be issued a number with each private business letter of authority approved by the board and this number shall be used on all applications submitted to the board;

  (2) be valid for one year and shall be renewed upon receipt of a board approved renewal application and the renewal fee;

  (3) be renewed during the calendar month preceding the month of expiration;

  (4) qualify a manager who meets the requirements set forth in §1702.113 and §1702.117 of the Act as they pertain to a security services contractor; and

  (5) maintain on file with the board a certificate of proof of insurance as prescribed in §1702.124 of the Act.

(d) Holders of a letter of authority shall be subject to all rules established under the Act unless specifically exempted by the director.

(e) A security department of a private business that employs non-commissioned guards who satisfy the conditions of §1702.323(d) of the Act must obtain a guard company license.


Source Note: The provisions of this §35.171 adopted to be effective October 21, 2004, 29 TexReg 9686; amended to be effective February 7, 2008, 33 TexReg 948

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