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Read the 2014 Legislative Update Report for Private Protective Services



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Notification Options Are Now Available!

You can now get notifications from your licensing board or commission related to the following:

New or Amended Statutes - New or Updated Rules

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  • ATTENTION: Be advised, even if you are located in another state, if you advertise, solicit, sell or otherwise provide any of the services described in Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 62, Chapter 35 in Tennessee or to Tennessee residents, you may be subject to the requirements contained therein, as well as any rules and/or policies promulgated there under.
  • Certified Trainer Continuing Education Requirement and Implementation of Two (2) Yr Renewal
  • Examination Information - effective January 6, 2014 Contract Security Company applicant examinations are available through PSI.  Please review the candidate information bulletin (below), for scheduling information, references, and a link to schedule the examination directly with PSI.
  • CSC Candidate Information Bulletin


Consumer Resources


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Executive Director


Cody Vest, Executive Director
Cody Vest



Contact Info

Mailing Address:


Private Protective Services


500 James Robertson Pkwy

Nashville, TN 37243-1158




Phone: 615-741-6382

Toll Free: 1-888-251-3997

Fax: 615-532-2965


Email Us


Cashier's Office

500 James Robertson Parkway, 11th floor



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Welcome to the Tennessee Private Protective Services web site.


This office provides administrative and information services to the public and to applicants and licensees regarding the following programs:

We are also here to assist in the application, license and renewal processes.


If the information you desire cannot be located, please contact us.


Our goal is to serve you in the most efficient way possible.


Mission Statement:

We strive to provide reliable and efficient service and integrity and professionalism for those governed and affected by the industries we regulate in order to promote a safer, more secure Tennessee.


Click here to learn more about what we do.