Private Investigations and Personal Security/setting up a security company


can i set up and run a security company if i have  criminal record?

Depends on what kind of a security company and in what Province or State you plan to operate.

If you are planning to have security guards/officers you will have to be agency licensed.  You will be subject to the legislation (act and regulations)so this will mean checking with the licensing office where you live.  Most offices licensing offices have their legislation posted on the Internet.    

In Ontario it is possible to have a license with criminal record but it depends on what kind of convictions and it is all up to the Registrar to decide if the license will be granted.

I know of a convicted biker who got licensed so go figure.

If your planning on just selling security products then no license would be required.


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