Who is required to be licensed by the Tennessee Private Protective Services?

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  • Contract Security Company – Any person engaging in the business of providing, or undertaking to provide, a security guard and patrol service on a contractual basis for another person.
  • Proprietary Security Organization – Any person or department thereof who employs a security guard/officer solely for such person in an employer/employee relationship.
  • Certified Security Guard Trainer – Any individual certified by the Commissioner as qualified to administer and certify to successful completion of minimum training requirements required for security guards/officers.
  • Armed Security Officer – A security officer who at any time wears, carries, possesses, or has access to a firearm, or any facsimile of any firearm which may give the impression that such person is armed.
  • Unarmed Security Officer – A security officer who never wears, carries, or has access to a firearm, or any facsimile of a firearm, but who may carry non-lethal devices with the proper certification.
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