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News updates: Security guards

Fingerprint background check changes coming April 14, 2016

The new Security Guard application form won't be available here until April 14, 2106. Starting then you'll be able to schedule a fingerprinting background check. To schedule an appointment with IdentoGo, visit or call 888.771.5097.

Bulletin defines rules for off-duty employment as a private security guard

The Off-duty Private Security Agency Work in Washington Bulletin was created by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission and the Washington Department of Licensing to:

  • Educate law enforcement agencies about the laws pertaining to off-duty employment with armed private security agencies.
  • Ensure that officers don't violate rules that may result in criminal penalties.
  • Take proper advantage of the sworn peace officer exemption.

Please read through the bulletin carefully and send any questions or concerns to:

  • Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission
    Greg Baxter, Public Disclosure Officer
  • Department of Licensing
    Mary Haglund, Assistant Administrator - Public Protection Services Section

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