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Private Protective Services

Proprietary Security Organization Requirements


"Proprietary Security Organization" means any person or department thereof which employs a security guard/officer solely for such person in an employer/employee relationship.

It is unlawful for any person to act as a proprietary security organization without first having notified the commissioner in writing.

Business Information

  • Full name of business.
  • Mailing address for business.
  • Physical address of business.
  • Type and number of guards the business intends to hire:
    • Unarmed
    • Armed
    • Full-time sworn peace officers

Qualifying Manager Information

  • Full name of Qualifying Manager.
  • Business address of Qualifying Manager.
  • Residence address of Qualifying Manager.

A Certificate of Insurance that meets the requirements of:


  • PSO Registrations do not expire, as long as the Proprietary Security Organization maintains a Certificate of Insurance that meets the requirements set in T.C.A. 62-35-114.