Private Investigations

Private Investigation: Overview

The Private Investigations Advisory Board licenses and oversees private investigators, private investigations managers, private investigation companies, private patrol operators, private patrol operations managers, private security guards, and polygraph examiners.

The board is an advisory board which adopts and enforces the rules and regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of the Private Investigations Act, including establishing professional and ethical standards.

Please Note:  If you are inquiring about SECURITY GUARDS, please contact the Private Investigations Advisory Board and NOT the Securities Division. Thank you.

Private Investigations Advisory Board

New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department

2550 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505 – Physical Address

PO Box 25101, Santa Fe, NM 87504 – Mailing Address


Please DO NOT send regular mail to the physical address as it will be delayed.

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