7582.20 - (a)
Every advertisement by a licensee soliciting or advertising business shall contain his or her name, address and license number as they appear in the records of the bureau. For the purpose of this section, "advertisement" includes any business card, stationary, brochure, flyer, circular, newsletter, fax form, printed or published paid advertisement in any media form, or telephone book listing. Every advertisement by a licensee soliciting or advertising the licensee's business shall contain his or her business name, business address or business telephone number, and license number, as they appear in the records of the bureau. (b) The director may assess a fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) per violation of subdivision (a).
LAW AS IT RELATES TO UNIFORMS:
7582.26 - (f)
No private patrol licensee or officer, director, partner, manager, or employee of a private patrol licensee shall use or wear a badge, except while engaged in guard or patrol work and while wearing a distinctive uniform. A private patrol licensee or officer, director, partner, manager, or employee of a private patrol licensee wearing a distinctive uniform shall wear a patch on each shoulder of his or her uniform that reads "private security" and that includes the name of the private patrol company by which the person is employed or for which the person is a representative and a badge or cloth patch on the upper left breast of the uniform. All patches and badges worn on a distinctive uniform shall be of a standard design approved by the director and shall be clearly visible. The director may assess a fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) per violation of this subdivision.
LAW AS IT RELATES TO MAINTAINING PROPER GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE:
No private patrol operator who employs a security guard who carries a firearm as part of his or her duties shall engage in any of the practices for which he or she is required to be licensed by this chapter, unless he or she maintains an insurance policy as defined in Section 7583.40.
"Insurance policy,” as used in this article, means a commercial general liability policy of insurance issued by an insurance company authorized to transact business in this state that provides minimum limits of insurance of one million dollars ($1,000,000) for any one loss or occurrence due to bodily injury, including death, or property damage, or both.
The above mentioned laws are in addition to City, State & Federal Employment and Labor Codes, Workers Compensation Insurance requirements; as well as proper employment tax requirements and business license requirements of the County, City, or State the provider is operating within. You still haven't even paid the guard yet, lol!
So ask yourself this one question, "Can the person I am contracting with comply with all of the above legal requirements for under $25.00 per hour, and if not what is my liability if something goes wrong?"
Again, we are simply trying to educate you as to the laws and requirements of this industry so that if you choose to do business with another provider you will at least know what questions to ask and what to look for to make an educated decision!
If you have any questions please feel free to contact this agency, or the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Security of Investigative Services.
Mr. Omar Scaife
Chief of Operations