Now that You are Licenced Security Worker
Security Worker Licence Renewal Applicants: Due to delays in processing a large number of renewal applications, the Registrar of Security Services is temporarily extending, by two months, all valid one-year and two-year term security worker licences expiring between the months of October and December 2018 (inclusive).
As the maximum term for a security worker licence is three years, no further term extension is possible for renewal applicants holding a three-year licence. Pending renewal applications for holders of three-year security worker licences are being processed on a priority basis. All other applications will still be processed in date order received.
Read your licence carefully to ensure it is correct. It should identify you and:
- The types of security services you are authorized to perform, as well as
- Any conditions attached to your licence
If you have any concerns about your licence, contact Security Programs.
What to Know
- You may only use restraints or work with a dog with the Registrar’s authorization, which is listed on the back of your licence along with any conditions.
- You must carry your licence at all times when doing security work.
- You must produce and show the front of your licence to anyone who requests to see it.
- “Produce” does not mean you are required to give possession of your licence to anyone except to a peace officer or security inspector.
- The requirement to produce a licence does not apply to security workers performing the work of an armoured car guard or a door person at a licensed liquor establishment, except upon request of a peace officer or security inspector.
- You may not operate a security business unless you have a security business licence.
- You may not carry a badge.
- You may not wear over-the-shoulder equipment belts linked to waist belts (known as Sam Browne belts.)
- You may not carry or use a baton, taser, pepper spray or any other item designed to injure or control another person or animal while you are working.
What to Do
- When you use force against another person, you must record in writing all details of the incident. Force includes:
- Restraining a person
- Using handcuffs
- When a dog you are authorized to use attacks a person, or
- Applying a physical force or a weapon against another person
- You must advise the Registrar if there is a change in your:
- Contact information
- Legal name
- Mental health condition, or
- Status as a peace officer
- You must notify the Registrar within 14 days if you:
All these changes may be reported using the form Reporting an Update to Current Security Worker Licence (PDF).
Processes Affecting You
- Anyone who has a complaint about your conduct as a security worker can make a complaint to the Registrar, which may lead to an investigation.
Compliance and Enforcement
- Your compliance with the conditions and responsibilities of your licence is monitored through inspections and complaints. If the information collected as a result of an inspection or investigation shows that you have committed a contravention, action may be taken against you.