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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
    Alma Perez, Public Records Officer
    recordsrequests@cjtc.wa.gov
  • Department of Licensing
    Mike George, Assistant Administrator - Public Protection Services Section
    mgeorge@dol.wa.gov

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