Michigan: Armed Security Officers

Legislation and Details for Michigan

Legislation/Source:

Michigan Compiled Laws: Private Security Business and Security Alarm Act – Act 330 of 1968

Authorizing Department

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Mailing Address:
Coroporations, Securities, & Commercial Licensing Bureau
Licensing Division
PO Box 30018
Lansing, MI 48909

Street Address:
Corporations, Securities, & Commercial Licensing Bureau
2501 Woodlake Circle
Okemos, MI 48864

Phone: (517) 241-7000
Fax: (517) 241-6653
Email: CSCLonline@michigan.gov

Official Website

Licensure and License Fees

Michigan does not presently regulate individual licensing provisions for armed or unarmed officer, but regulates Security business licenses.
Employees of licensees are not required to register with the department. It is the licensee’s responsibility to keep and maintain the personnel information on all persons employed by him or her.
See: §330.1067

The requirements for an “armed forces”status apply as defined in §338.1056

Fees:
Fingerprints- $49.25
Background Check Fee- $15

Partnership/LLC/Corporation Application- $300
Partnership/LLC/Corporation Renewal- $150
Sole Proprietor Application- $200
Sole Proprieter Renewal- $100
There is no applicable requirement for employees of a licensee.

Temporary Licensure
Michigan expects the business licensee to be permanent, although it provides for a non-renewable temporary
license not to exceed 120 days under the following conditions:

338.1057
(4) If a person has not previously been denied a license or has not had a previous license suspended or revoked, the department may issue a
nonrenewable temporary license to an applicant. If approved by the department, the temporary license is valid until 1 or more of the
following occur but not to exceed 120 days:
(a) The completion of the investigations and approvals required under subsections (1), (2), and (3).
(b) The completion of the investigation of the subject matter addressed in section 6.
(c) The completion of the investigation of any employees of the licensee as further described in section 17.
(d) Confirmation of compliance with the bonding or insurance requirements imposed in section 9.
(e) The applicant fails to meet 1 or more of the requirements for licensure imposed under this act.
(5) The fees for a temporary license shall be the applicable fees as described in section 9.

Foreign Jurisdiction Licensure

 

Age Requirements

Must be at least 21 years old.
See: §338.1056(1)(a)

Citizenship

There is no applicable requirement.

Experience

Must have high school education or its equivalent.
See: §338.1056(1)(b)

Exemptions

None

Permit Required

There is no applicable requirement.

Requirement to carry an ID card

There is no applicable requirement.

Moral Character

There is no applicable requirement.

Fingerprint

Michigan’s Division of Licensing no longer processes fingerprint applications.
A new system which is compatible with federal requirements has been implements.
To comply with Federal protocols, effective immediately, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) will no longer be reviewing or determining fitness for
employment of perspective employees. Submission of any documentation to LARA on new employees is no longer required.
In its place, use the Michigan State Police Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT) to assure employees are fit for employment.

See: §330.1068(2)

Substance Abuse

There is no applicable requirement.

Mental Health

Section 6(j) requires the employee has not been adjudged insane, unless he or she has been adjudged restored to sanity by court order.
See: §330.1068(2)and §338.1056 (Section 6)

Criminal History Background Check

Fingerprints shall be submitted to the Department of State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a state and national criminal history background check.
See: §330.1068(2)

It is the licensee’s responsibility to determine the applicant’s fitness of employment. The department suggests to utilize the Michigan State Police Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT).
See: Employee Fingerprint Information

Personal References

There is no applicable requirement.

Training Requirements

There is no applicable requirement.

Exam Requirement

There is no applicable requirement.

Child Support

There is no applicable requirement.

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