§5-5-3  License qualifications. –

Published: 2015

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Private Detective Act


   § 5-5-3  License qualifications. –

In order to be eligible for a license, an applicant must:

   (1) Be a citizen of the United States or a resident alien;

   (2) Not have been convicted in any jurisdiction of a felony;

   (3) Not have had any previous private investigator license or

registration revoked or application for that license or registration denied by

the appropriate authority of any local licensing authority;

   (4) Not have been declared by any court of competent

jurisdiction incompetent by reason of mental defect or disease unless the court

has subsequently determined that his or her competency has been restored;

   (5) Not suffer from habitual drunkenness or from narcotics

addiction or dependence;

   (6) Be of good moral character;

   (7) Have experience that has been gained through:

   (i) At least five (5) years experience as an investigator or

as a police officer with a state, county or municipal police department or with

an investigative agency of the United States of America or of any state, county

or municipality; or

   (ii) A degree in criminal justice from an accredited college

or university; or

   (iii) Employment by a private detective as an investigator

for at least five (5) years; or

   (iv) Substantively equivalent training or experience.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1987, ch. 479, § 2.)

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