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A. The department shall issue a license for a private patrol operator to an individual who files a completed application accompanied by the required fees and who submits satisfactory evidence that the applicant:
(1) is at least twenty-one years of age;
(2) is of good moral character;
(3) has successfully passed an examination as required by department rules;
(4) has not been convicted of a felony offense, an offense involving dishonesty, an offense involving an intentional violent act or the illegal use or possession of a deadly weapon and has not been found to have violated professional ethical standards;
(5) has at least three years' experience of actual work performed as a security guard or an equivalent position, one year of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity. The experience shall have been acquired within five years preceding the filing of the application with the department. Years of qualifying experience and the precise nature of that experience shall be substantiated by written certification from the applicant's employers and shall be subject to independent verification by the department as it determines is warranted. The burden of proving necessary experience is on the applicant;
(6) is firearm certified, if the position will require being armed with a firearm; and
(7) meets other requirements set forth in rules of the department.
B. A private patrol operator may not investigate acts except those that are incidental to a theft, embezzlement, loss, misappropriation or concealment of property or other item that the private patrol operator has been engaged or hired to protect, guard or watch.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 61. Professional and Occupational Licenses § 61-27B-10. Private patrol operator; requirements for licensure - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-61-professional-and-occupational-licenses/nm-st-sect-61-27b-10/
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