Now you are Licensed – What to be Aware Of
When you get your licence read it carefully and ensure it is correct. Along with identifying you and the types of security services you may perform, your licence may include certain conditions.
Contact Security Programs as soon as possible if you have any concerns.
What YOU MUST KNOW . . .
- You may only use restraints or work with a dog with special authorization from the Registrar. If you have this authorization, you will see it listed on the back of your licence. There are associated conditions that you must comply with.
You must carry your licence with you at all times when doing security work. You must also produce and show the front of your licence to anyone who requests to see it.
- “Produce” does not mean you are required to relinquish possession or control of your licence to anyone except to a peace officer or security inspector.
- Due to the nature of the work being performed, 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 carry on as a 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 (commonly 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 YOU MUST DO . . .
- Keep records. You must record, in writing, all details of incidents when you use force against another person. The use of force includes incidents when you restrain a person, when you use handcuffs, when a dog you are authorized to use attacks a person or when you use any kind of physical force or weapon against another person.
- You must advise the Registrar if there is a change in your contact information, your legal name, a change in your mental condition, or if your peace officer status changes.
You must notify the Registrar within 14 days, if the following occurs:
- You have been charged with or convicted of a crime or an offence under a federal act, including the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act or the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
- You change your home address.
All these changes may be reported using the form Reporting an Update to Current Security Worker Licence (SPD0517).
Processes that MAY AFFECT YOU . . .
- Complaints process. Anyone who has a complaint about you, as a security worker, can provide the details of the complaint to the Registrar. A complaint may lead to an investigation.
- Compliance and enforcement. Your compliance with the conditions and responsibilities of your licence is monitored through inspections and through the complaint process. 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.
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