Please read these laws if interested in working as a Security Officer:
OCC §1702.3875. IMPERSONATING SECURITY OFFICER; OFFENSE.
A person commits an offense if the person: (1) impersonates a commissioned or non-commissioned security officer with the intent to induce another to submit to the person’s pretended authority or to rely on the person’s pretended acts of a security officer; or (2) knowingly purports to exercise any function that requires registration as a non-commissioned security officer or a security officer commission. (b) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
TCTA Note: Class A misdemeanors are arrestable offenses, which results in jail time – not ticketing.
OCC §1702.161. SECURITY OFFICER COMMISSION REQUIRED.
Level-4 PPO’s must also hold a valid Level 3 Commission license – This prevents ex-felons from performing Bodyguard services, as ex-felons (per Federal law) cannot possess a firearm to carry or even pass the required Commission class.
DPS-RSD statement: Please be advised under the Private Security Act (Occ. Code Chapter 1702) and Administrative Rule 35.4 (37 Tex. Admin. Code 1), a criminal conviction may disqualify you from a registration, commission or license under the Act. You may wish to review Rule 35.4’s list of disqualifying offenses and the related periods of ineligibility, available on the department’s website at http://www.dps.texas.gov/rsd/psb/index.htm (follow the link to Administrative Code). You also have a right to request from the department a criminal history evaluation letter under Occupations Code Section 53.102
Register for a Security Training Certification: https://www.texasofficertraining.com/services/level-2/