Private Investigations: Applications and Forms
License or Registration applicants are subject to a fingerprint-based criminal history record check and have certain rights, please see the links below:
Right to Challenge
NOTICE FOR ALL SECURITY GUARD RENEWALS
Security guards of all levels are required to renew online. This can be done using the following link https://mylicense.rld.state.nm.us/PersonSearchResults.aspx. You may find instructions on the online renewal here
The registrant will need their license number and registration code. This information was included in the renewal notice emailed to the registrant. If you are unable to locate the notice or need assistance, you may email email@example.com.
After renewing online, the registrant must email the following to the board office:
- Proof of continuing education
- Release of Information
- Current Photo (used for badge)
- Firearm requalification (for Level Three Security Guards)
Registrant must mail the Authorization for Release of Information to the Department of Public Safety with a $15 fee. The address for the Department of Public Safety can be found on top of the form in red on the Authorization for Release of Information form.
NOTICE TO ALL PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS BOARD LICENSEES AND APPLICANTS REGARDING SECURITY GUARD LEVEL ONE, TWO, AND THREE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS, ONLINE TRAINING IS NOT ACCEPTED FOR SECURITY GUARD LEVEL ONE, TWO, AND THREE REGISTRATION:
Pursuant to NMSA 1978, Sections 61-27B-5(D)(3), the Regulation and Licensing Department is responsible for adopting and “establishing minimum training and education standards for licensure and registration” of level one, two and three security guards in the state of New Mexico. The RLD has established training requirements for security guard training for level one, two and three applicants in 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 NMAC, respectively. Each of these rules requires that all training to qualify for a registration as level one, two or three security guard, requires “training shall be taught by an in-person instructor.” The RLD has defined “in-person” as “in one’s bodily presence.” RLD is applying a dictionary definition to the term “in-person.” Pursuant to 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 NMAC, online training does not qualify an applicant for registration for security guard level one, two, or three.
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