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The Vermont Statutes Online

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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 059 : Private Investigative and Security Services

Subchapter 003 : Licensing

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 3176)
  • § 3176. Employees of agencies

    (a) An agency licensed under this chapter may employ private investigators or security guards.

    (b) An agency shall register all agency investigative and security employees with the Office. Employees shall carry identification indicating the licensee by whom the person is employed.

    (c) An employee of a licensee shall not function as an armed private investigator, armed guard, armed courier, or handler of guard dogs unless the employee holds an active specialty designation authorizing the use of firearms or guard dogs, as applicable.

    (d) The Director may make inquiries it deems necessary into the character, integrity, and reputation of the employee.

    (e) As a prerequisite to registration, all investigative and security employees shall take and successfully complete a training program approved by the Director.

    (f) A licensed agency or other entity conducting a training program approved by the Director pursuant to this section shall maintain training records for not less than five years. The retained records shall include, at a minimum, records of the courses taught, subjects covered, and persons who have received instruction. Training records shall be made available to the Office upon request. A licensed agency shall maintain its training records at its regular place of business within the State of Vermont. (Added 1981, No. 98, § 1; amended 1989, No 250 (Adj. Sess.), § 70; 1995, No. 144 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; 2001, No. 151 (Adj. Sess.), § 30, eff. June 27, 2002; 2005, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 33; 2007, No. 163 (Adj. Sess.), § 32; 2009, No. 103 (Adj. Sess.), § 33; 2013, No. 119 (Adj. Sess.), § 17; 2017, No. 48, § 21; 2019, No. 178 (Adj. Sess.), § 17, eff. Oct. 1, 2020.)