The Services Act Private Security

Original Language Title: LEY DE LOS SERVICIOS PRIVADOS DE SEGURIDAD

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1 index Legislative Decree No. 227.-the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of EL SALVADOR, considering: I.-that State responsibility is to ensure public safety in the nation, through the National Civil Police, with the purpose to keep the peace, tranquillity and order both urban and rural, with strict adherence to respect for human rights and under the direction of civilian authorities;
II.-that in accordance with the provisions of the peace accords, signed in Chapultepec, recognized the need to regulate the activity of all entities, groups or persons who provide security or protection services to private individuals, companies or State institutions, whether autonomous or municipal, to ensure that its activities adhere to legality and with strict respect to human rights;
III.-that the existing legislation that regulates the activities carried out by enterprises, establishments, guards individual, associations of these and detectives private, does not facilitate the legalization, controls or establishes sanctions for infringements committed in the development of its activities, making it necessary to issue a new law which resolves such gaps;
Therefore, use of his constitutional powers and at the initiative of the deputies Jose Manuel Melgar Henriquez, Rodrigo Avila Aviles, José Antonio Almendáriz Rivas, Juan Ramón Medrano Guzmán, Rosario Acosta, Nelson Napoleón García Rodríguez, Isidro Antonio Caballero Caballero, Juan Mauricio Estrada Linares, Héctor Nazario Salaverría Mathies, Nelson Funes, Louis Agustín Calderón Cáceres, Carlos Walter Guzman Coto, Agustín Díaz Saravia and Ernesto Angulo DECREED the following: LOS services private of Safety Act Title I Chapter unique object and field of application the law article 1.-La present law is intended to regulate, register and control the activity of the natural or legal persons providing private security services to individuals and their movable or immovable property.

2 index legislative for the purposes of this law, shall mean entities of private security services, all natural or legal persons which are outlined in the following article.
It will be up to the Ministry of public security and justice, through the National Civil Police, the registration and Control of the above-mentioned activities.
Article 2.-will be subject to the application of this law: a. the agencies or companies owned by natural or legal persons of private character engaged in training, transportation of valuables, custody services, surveillance and protection to natural or legal persons and their goods, which under this Act shall be known as private security agencies.
b. associations or independent, authorized, people engaged in surveillance and protection of people and homes in neighborhoods, colonies or geographically defined areas, which in this law are referred to as guards and guards independent associations respectively.
c. private investigation agencies.
d. natural or legal persons having their own security service for the protection of persons in the service of their heritage and values transportation, which under this law will be called les services of protection.
Title II chapter one of the authorization, registration and CONTROL the services deprived of security article 3.-are creates the Division of registration and Control of private security services, the National Civil Police, charged with overseeing the correct and legal operation of those authorized entities to provide services private security, in close coordination with the Division of arms and explosives for the same control.
Article 4.-for the purposes of the previous article, mentioned Division is responsible for the following records: a. natural or legal persons covered by article 2 of this law;
b. detailed security personnel and payroll administrative entities mentioned above, which includes personal data, fingerprints, as well as all the necessary information for the identification of such persons;
c. inventory of installations, weapons, ammunition and other equipment; and 3 index legislative d. The existence of the service contracts concluded by natural or legal persons who provide services private security, which will contain: type of service, name or business name of the contractor, company, phone, fax, address name of the responsible person and number of security officers assigned.
The private security services will be required to update, on a monthly basis, the above-described information.
Article 5.-the Director General of the police National Civil after the submission and verification of the requirements referred to in this law, will resolve the applications for authorization of private security agencies; associations of watchmen; vigilant independent; agencies research private and the services of protection, within the thirty days following receipt of the application and the respective documentation, prior favourable opinion of the Division of registration and Control of private security services.
Prior to the start of operations must have the corresponding authorization of the Director General, after carried out the inspections necessary to verify the inventory of installations, weapons, ammunition and other equipment and the verification of the documentation of the staff.
Article 6.-in the event that the Directorate General of the National Civil Police denegare the authorization requested by failure to comply with the requirements established by law, will return the documentation presented so that observations are remedied.
When the applicant has not been in accordance with the reasons that they support the refusal to grant the authorization, you can appeal this resolution to the competent authority.
Article 7.-authorization for the operation of agency researchers or private security companies, shall be granted according to the provisions of the preceding articles, if it is satisfy the requirements laid down in this law, prior payment of the corresponding tax rights.
The certification of the same to be published in two newspapers with the largest circulation of the Republic, running costs of these publications on behalf of the person concerned.
Agencies and authorized natural persons shall submit a report of its activities every three months to the National Civil Police. The respective regulations shall determine the content of the report.
Article 8.-the rights to cancel the authorization for the operation of a business for the provision of private associations of watchmen or security services will be established as follows: a. companies, agencies or associations of vigilant up to thirty people, having paid the equivalent to three minimum monthly wages.
b. which have thirty-one to sixty people, will pay the equivalent of six times the monthly minimum wage.

4 index legislative c. Those that have sixty-one people on will pay the equivalent of ten times the minimum monthly wage.
Article 9.-operating authorization lasts three years, and it may be renewed for periods of the same, prior payment of the corresponding rights.
Article 10.-exceptionally, the Minister of public safety and justice, study and verification of the National Civil Police through the Division of registration and Control of private security services, may determine the amount of personnel as well as the proportion of weapons, ammunition, equipment and material in general which may provide private security services when they do not correspond to the needs of service provided or due to relevant public security or defence National.
Article 11.-all natural or legal persons referred to in article two of this law shall be subject to the supervision and control of the National Civil Police, to verify faithful compliance with the obligations set out therein.
Article 12.-the police National Civil, prior coordination with companies or agencies services, private security, held at least once every six months an inspection in facilities or offices of these.
Also any inspections without prior notice, may be carried out in enterprises of private security, services which will be required to provide all the necessary information and collaboration, provided that mediate an administrative order of the corresponding Division; that should be checked, as well as identify the members of the Commission running the order. The same operation, in the places where it provides the service, with the written consent of the client may also be. Of everything that happened will rise a record.
Article 13.-in everything related to their professional behavior, the staff of private security services shall be governed by the rules contained in the code of behavior of the staff of private security services established in the regulations under this law.

Within inspections to verify the National Civil Police to private security services, will be understood the supervision, through adequate means of knowledge and proper management of the rules that govern their actions.
Article 14.-the persons responsible for the organisational and operational aspects of private security services must have sufficient knowledge of the laws in force in the country, relating to the subject matter of public and private security, procedural guarantees and human rights.
They must also have experience in administration and management of security personnel and verifiable history of respect for human rights, all of which will also be subject to effective verification on the part of the National Civil Police.
Article 15.-the Director General of the national police Civil, may, exceptionally order to be suspended temporarily the service of private security in specific area or sector, if required by the execution of any official task scheduled so. It is the duty of the security company collaborating with the National Civil Police in all what prompted.

5 index legislative also be observed serious anomalies in the performance of the functions of private security services or when the actions of these store to obstruct a judicial procedure and police, disturb public order or internal security of the State, the Directorate General of the National Civil Police, may order the suspension of operations of such services and security of these personnel shall be subject to the orders and directives of the police Corporation While lasts the anomalous situation and settled definitively on the authorization for the operation of those.
In the above mentioned cases the Civil national police, will assume responsibility of the roles the agents of private security agencies during the respective procedure. Once the same, will deliver formally to the private security company that earlier relieved in that service.
Article 16.-at the time of filing a legal strike or work stoppage of some of the private security services, the Manager or Directorate of the same authority will put at the disposal of the Division of Supervision and Control of the services private security of the police National Civil and through an inventory, the totality of the armament ammunition and security team with those of the specific place where is being carried out the strike or work stoppage. In the event of failure to comply with this entity will be subject to appropriate sanctions.
Article 17.-also from the time and date in which the staff of private security services among strikers, may not use uniforms and emblems approved by the National Civil Police.
Being normalized the labor situation will be authorized the restoration of services, for which will be returned to weapons, ammunition and equipment held by such cause.
Title III requirements for authorization from companies or agencies of security chapter I agencies of Security private article 18.-the persons wishing to establish agencies or companies engaged in the provision of private security services must fill the following requirements: a. submit application to the Directorate General of the police National Civil, which will contain name and the generals of the applicant a photocopy of the document of identity, tax ID, of membership of the Institute Salvadoran security number Social or a certified copy of the articles of incorporation of society duly registered in your case;
b. indication of the type of services that will provide the company, its operating plan, as well as the program of training and training their staff; will receive
c. feasibility study that demonstrates the capacity of the company, to adequately fulfill the services offered;
d. registration of trade;

6 index legislative e. present evidence of lack of criminal records and police of the natural person owning the company or the members of the directors of the company concerned;
f receipt of cancellation of the fiscal duties.
In the case of legal persons, they must submit the respective accreditation of its legal representative.
Article 19.-once authorized agencies or private security companies, request the Director of the national police Civil, authorizes the start of operations, which must present: a. list of the security and administrative staff that will start its operations the company, as well as the inventory of weapons, ammunition and equipment that are at that time.
(b. uniform design to used its members in the performance of their duties, which in any case must have similarity with the of the National Civil Police, the National Academy of public security or the armed forces and constancy of the respective of the following insurance company c.: i) insurance to cover damage to a third party, the amount of which shall be agreed with the parties concerned;
(ii) group life insurance for personnel working in the company, which shall be at least twenty-five times the minimum monthly wage or failing affidavit that assumes such protection.
Article 20.-the staff employed by agencies or security companies, for serving as a private security agent shall comply with the following requirements: a. be Salvadoran or foreigner with permanent residence and when operating the principle of reciprocity;
b. be older than 18 years of age;
c. possess one level of studies no less than sixth grade;
d. be in good mental health and in acceptable physical conditions for the function that will play in accordance with medical certification;
e present lack of criminal records and police records;
f enroll in the Academy national of safety public, within a period that does not exceed 30 days counted to from your contract, to 7 index legislative effect of request the programming of the test psychological whose approval satisfactory is requirement of entry to the respective training course. (1) g. after comply with the established in the LITERAL previous, you must receive and approve a course of training which includes the subjects of procedures of agents private of security and human rights, among others, related to the purposes of such training, according to space available in the Academy national of safety public, where they develop the courses respective.
THE NON-APPROVAL OF THE TRAINING COURSE REFERRED, IS A PROHIBITION TO ACT AS PRIVATE SECURITY AGENT; THE VIOLATION OF THE SAME SHALL BE DEEMED LACK SERIOUS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE ENTITY PRIVATE SECURITY CONTRACTING. (1) h. own license for use of firearms.
Article 21.-agencies providing private security services must meet the provisions of the code of Commerce in all relevant.
Article 22.-these entities shall be subject to the fulfilment of the requirements established in other laws concerning weapons, ammunition, equipment or materials necessary in the performance of their duties.
Article 23.-all private security agencies will be required to keep appropriate records its personnel, weapons, ammunition, equipment, and service contracts concluded; These records must be updated periodically.
These records may be inspected at any time, by the National Civil Police, without prejudice to the provisions of article 12 of this law.
Article 24.-private security agencies must have adequate facilities for the storage of arms, ammunition and equipment in general.
Article 25.-private security agencies that understand the training for the use of firearms and shooting practice, within its commercial rotation should be such training facilities authorized by the Ministry of national defense, according to provisions of the firearms Control Law of firearms, ammunition, explosives and similar items.
Article 26.-in regards to safety measures in the use of firearms in polygons of shot, the authorization of the Ministry of national defence, is subject to the fulfilment of the requirements laid down on this matter, in the respective regulations.
Article 27.-the private security agencies must also inform the National Civil Police, on the armament of individual ownership of its staff which is used for the provision of services that this entity.

8 legislative index in any case must be requirement to work in an agency or private security company, to possess a firearm.
Article 28.-these agencies may also provide private investigation service, provided they are authorized to effect.
Chapter II associations of WATCHMEN and guards independent article 29.-Podran operate associations of vigilantes, duly authorized by the Director of the national police Civil, whose purpose is to provide service for day and night surveillance in neighborhoods or areas geographically delineated for the protection of people and property.
Also may serve this vigilant independent, understanding these natural persons who exercise such functions individually without being associated.

Article 30.-Las associations legally constituted guards, for the normal performance of its functions shall comply with the following requirements: a. submit application to the Directorate of the police National Civil, which will contain general and full name of the representative or legal representatives of the Association;
b. presenting document proving the legal status of Association, accompanied by a copy of their statutes;
c. submit payroll of all its members, who shall comply with the requirements laid down in article 20 of this law;
d. submit certification or credential of the representative or legal representatives of the Association.
Article 31.-to be approved by the National Civil Police as watchman independent, the applicant must comply with the same requirements laid down in article 20 of this law.
The National Civil Police will extend to authorized caretaker a card for identification purposes in the performance of their duties.
Article 32.-the members of the associations of vigilantes, as well as the guards independent in the performance of their duties, will use uniform costume, which will be determined by the National Civil Police and will be color and characteristics common to all associations or vigilant independent.
Associations and vigilant independent should be also used on his costume, a Cockade or distinctive own identifying them and particularice.
Article 33.-vigilante associations must inform the National Civil Police with a detailed record of all those weapons, ammunition, other ammunition and accessories, which are 9 index legislative property Association, as well as those that are individually owned by its members and which are intended for the use of the same for the performance of their duties.
They also inform about munitions and equipment of defence or communication that may be used for the development of their activities.
Independent guards must also report to the National Civil Police on weapons, ammunition and other ordnance and accessories, which go to the performance of its functions, which must be registered pursuant to the law on the matter.
Article 34.-vigilante associations and independent watchdogs will be subject to exclusively provide the services set out in this law, through the work of travel and surveillance, and thus may not engage in the provision of individual services of personal security or internal protection of immovable property, except with prior authorisation of the National Civil Police, without prejudice to being able to act in the pursuit and capture of surprised in flagrante delicto criminal.
Article 35.-vigilant associations will be required to ensure the correct and honest performance of the professional activities of its members and shall inform the corresponding instance of the National Civil Police, about those irregularities or illegal acts that guards committed, in order to proceed to take measures of law, without prejudice to statutory or regulatory sanctions imposed internally by the Association.
Chapter III agencies of investigation private article 36.-Podran operate private research agencies, which will have as an activity to make inquiries or investigations required by individuals, in order to carry out clarify certain facts.
Article 37.-such agencies, for its authorization shall comply with the requirements relating to private security agencies.
Article 38.-to carry out the functions of private investigators must be request authorization from the National Civil Police, which must comply with the same requirements laid down in article 20 of this law, and check minimum Bachelor degree.
The National Civil Police, met the requirements, extend a card to the private investigator authorized for identification in the performance of their duties.
Article 39.-the work carried out by these agencies will not be considered as auxiliary to the administration of Justice.
These agencies shall be obliged to immediately inform the Prosecutor General of the Republic and to the corresponding unit of the National Civil Police, the Commission of those acts criminal prosecution of trade, in the performance of their duties had knowledge and the outcome of its findings when they were you required by that authority.

10 index legislative article 40.-Las agencias researchers or staff thereof wishing to have and bear arms, shall conform to the regulations laid down in the respective law and shall inform the National Civil Police, in a detailed manner the number, class of weapons, amount and type of ammunition, as well as equipment in general use in the performance of its activities.
Article 41.-it is forbidden in the exercise of the function of private investigation, to violate the right to honour, to personal privacy, physical, moral and family integrity and self-image.
Likewise, it is forbidden to violate all kinds of correspondence, as well as interfere and intervene in any kind of communication without prejudice to the criminal liability that would place.
Chapter IV services own from protection heritage article 42.-any person natural or legal may have its own security service for the protection of his life, heritage and values transportation.
Article 43.-the natural or legal persons who contrataren up to four security guards, will be required to inform the registry and Control of security of the police National Civil Division: a. name and nature of the contracting entity;
b. list of security personnel which include personal details, fingerprints and any other information that allows to identify unequivocally to such personnel;
c. address of the place where will provide the service;
d. inventory and a photocopy of the registration of weapons, ammunition and other equipment.
Article 44.-the natural or legal persons having more vigilant than those laid down in the preceding article for your authorization and operation must fill the following requirements: a. submit application to the Directorate General of the police National Civil, which will contain name and surname as well as the General of the applicant and a photocopy of the document of identity or certified copy of the deed of incorporation duly registered in your case;
b. indication and description of real estate where surveillance services and how this will be provided to be play
c. in the case of carrying values, shall describe the way in which you will develop such activity;
d. present roster of security staff, which shall include the information referred to in article 20 of this law;

11 index legislative e. present inventory of weapons, ammunition and other equipment;
f present uniform design to security personnel used in the performance of their duties, which in any case must have similarity with the of the National Civil Police, the National Academy of public security and the armed forces.
Article 45.-persons with patrimonial protection service shall be obliged to inform the National Civil Police, about any changes in the list of personnel and weaponry to be used, as well as any information required by the same.
Article 46.-in case of dispute, members of asset protection services may not participate therein in favour or against any of the parties, without prejudice to the fulfilment of their obligations.
When in the conflict involved part or all asset protection staff, the company owns natural person or the legal representative if it is legal person, inform and put at the disposal of the National Civil Police part or whole of armament, ammunition and equipment where appropriate.
Title IV violations, penalties, procedures and resources Chapter I infractions and sanctions article 47.-the breaches of the provisions of this law and its regulations, without prejudice to the civil or criminal liability to any place, will be sanctioned with: a. minor misconduct: which will be sanctioned by a fine of two to ten times the minimum wage per month, in force at the time of imposing the sanction.
b. serious faults: which will be sanctioned with fine equivalent of eleven to sixty minimum wages per month, in force at the time of imposing the sanction.
c. very serious misdemeanours: who shall be punished with the final cancellation of the authorization to operate as a private security service.
Article 48.-are considered minor misconduct: a. the lack of notification to the National Civil Police, about the change of the legal representative of the entity of private security within thirty days to the election of this.
b. do the knowledge of your personal code of behavior, they are subjects persons providing private security services and other performance standards established in the law.
c. do not inform the corresponding Division of the National Civil Police, removal or dismissal of staff recruited because either surrender or because you reference by the Commission 12 index legislative failures; in the latter case, you must also inform the kind of foul.

d. do not provide their employees of the i.d. card that accredits them as members of the private security service.
e. do not submit quarterly reports to the corresponding division of the National Civil Police, established in this law.
f comply with the requirements required by the regulations with respect to the facilities for the operation of the offices of the private security services.
(g). Failing to inform the National Civil Police, of the loss, theft, theft of weapons owned by the company; as well as the documentation thereof, pursuant to the applicable law.
h. do not demand for hiring the license for use of firearms to the personnel of the company; not provide the registration of possession or firearms to them driving or be due to the time of the inspection, monitoring or demand by members of the National Civil Police.
i. not properly identify with the hallmarks of the company vehicles employing for the performance of their functions, subject to the exceptions authorized by the National Civil Police.
j use or allow the use of uniforms and badges other than those authorized by the National Civil Police.
k hinder your company personnel undergo the examination of consumption of alcohol, drugs or similar substances, when required by the competent authorities.
l don't take proper control of the activities of the security company private, using books authorized by the respective unit of the National Civil Police, which consist of exit and entrance of Commission; appointment of services and release of staff; exit and entry of firearms, ammunition and equipment; daily news, control of permits and licenses of personnel, inventory control; out and correspondence and daily attendance of staff with operational and administrative functions.
m. disrespect or tolerate the disrespect by your employees, staff of the national police Civil, that is service and properly identified.
n. tolerate your company personnel to request documents of identity in an arbitrary manner to people, out of the powers that the law allows them.
or tolerate your company personnel to practice requisitions to persons or their property, outside the powers that the law allows them.

13 index legislative p. allow your company staff restricts or prevents freedom of movement to people outside of the powers that the law allows them, and q. tolerate the staff of your company incorrectly treat people.
Article 49.-are considered serious faults: a. not to report to the Attorney General of the Republic and the National Civil Police on offences committed by personnel of your company, in the performance of their jobs.
b. activities of private security personnel that has not been subject to a legal registration by the owner of the company.
c. do not report to the National Civil Police on criminal sanctions that has been subject to the owner, partner or any member of management agencies.
d. lack or have not renewed the contracts of: liability insurance for damage to third parties and life insurance personnel employed by their company or in their absence, the corresponding declaration.
e. do not comply with provisions of law to the personnel employed by your company.
f send the information required by the National Civil Police in a way parcializada with evident malice or mood hide data that are necessary to determine punishable acts.
g prevent personnel hired by your company, pay the collaboration legally established by law, when required by the National Civil Police.
h. refusing to enforce or promote your company staff fails to fulfill the orders given, by members of the National Civil Police duly identified in compliance with legal procedures.
i. provide the personnel of your company to make apprehensions not permitted by law.
j perform or promote your company staff to perform research of exclusive competence of the General Prosecutor of the Republic or the National Civil Police.
(k). Do not store or allow personnel of your company's private investigators do not maintain the confidentiality of investigations made, unless this is required by the competent authority.
l not inform or allow your company staff do not report to the Prosecutor General of the Republic and the corresponding unit of the National Civil Police of crimes or misdemeanours that have had certain knowledge.

14 index legislative m. allow personnel at your company, then inhuman.
n. not to put at the disposal of the National Civil Police, in the shortest possible time, to those subjects who have been apprehended in flagrante delicto.
or provide private security service for more than fifteen days, without having the corresponding contract concluded.
p does not pay the corresponding fines, within the time limit set in the respective resolution.
q use vehicles with distinctive signs or characteristics similar to those of the National Civil Police or armed forces.
r. the lack of recruitment of civil liability for damages to third party insurance, life insurance and not provide social security to the staff of private security entities.
s. promote within the personnel infraction of the code of conduct or allow disrespect or deny collaboration to the public official.
t. not put at the disposal of the corresponding unit of the National Civil Police, the weapons, ammunition and equipment, in the event of a strike or work stoppage.
u not allowed, obstruct, hinder, or does not provide collaboration and information; the development of the inspections required by the National Civil Police.
v. The subcontracting of entities that do not have authorization to provide private security services.
w the recurrence of a very slight lack three times in the course of a year, when this was attributable to the company.
Article 50.-will be very serious misdemeanours: a. provide services private security, without the due authorization of the National Civil Police.
b. the provision of services other than those authorized by the Directorate General of the National Civil Police.
c. use weapons and ammunition not permitted by law.
d. use in research or promote your company staff to use media or techniques which violate the rights and freedom of individuals.
e wilfully interfere with investigations by the judiciary, the Attorney General of the Republic and the National Civil Police.

15 index legislative f. Not report the results of the investigations carried out, in case you are required by the National Civil Police, and g. The recurrence of three serious offenses for a year.
Chapter II procedures and resources article 51 - the penalties for the offences established under this law shall be applied by the Director of the national police Civil, who thereafter may be called the Director, prior compliance with due process of law.
The Director may delegate the procedure instruction officers of his unit or elements of the National Civil Police.
Article 52.-the administrative penalties procedure, will start ex officio, by denunciation or by notice before the corresponding division of the National Civil Police or the Director.
When the National Civil Police has knowledge by any means of a breach of this Act, shall immediately inspect the place or places where the offence had been committed which will rise a record. The inspection report that rises, the effect shall constitute proof of the Commission of the offence.
Article 53.-prior to the initiation of the sanctioning procedure, previous actions by officials of the National Civil Police, in order to determine on a preliminary basis the concurrence of circumstances justifying it may be made.
Article 54.-the procedure instruction will be sorted by a motivated decision, which are expressed with clarity the reasons having to instruct you.
Resolution mandating the instruction shall be notified to the alleged infringer, observing the formalities referred to in subsection 3 / of article 220 of the code of civil procedure. In the event of notification will be copy of the minutes which rises and the previous actions if any.
The alleged infringer will have within fifteen days to count the following notification to provide allegations, documents and information that it deems appropriate, shall propose the evidence purporting to enforce, pointing out the facts that should prove.
Relating the claim period will open to test the procedure for a period of eight working days.
Article 55.-reports of the officers of the National Civil Police shall constitute evidence.
The tests will be evaluated in accordance with the rules of sound criticism.

16 index legislative article 56.-resolution that decides the origin or unfairness of the administrative sanctions, shall be duly motivated and will resolve all the issues raised by the parties.

Article 57.-the pronunciation resolution, allowed judicial review which will meet the Director of the National Civil Police and will resolve it with view of cars within the period of ten working days. The period for such appeal shall be five days from notification of the decision.
Article 58.-the final decision will be appealed in the only devolutive effect and will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the code of civil procedure; with the modifications that are established in this chapter.
The appeal lodged with the Director of the Civil national police in writing, to the Minister of public safety and justice, who may modify, confirm or issue a new decision.
The solving of this resource will be of thirty working days from the time of such an appeal.
Title V prohibitions and provisions General Chapter I prohibitions Art. 59-may not be owners, shareholders or contractors of agencies or private companies of security, active members of the National Civil Police; It also may be the Minister of public safety and justice, the Director General of the National Civil Police, the Sub Director of management and operations and the Chief of the Division of registration of the companies private security, or their relatives in the first degree of consanguinity or affinity, who will also be inhibited during three years of their duties have ceased.
Article 60.-the existence or operation of private armed groups of any kind that are not authorised in accordance with this law and its regulations is prohibited.
Article 61.-it is prohibited to run police procedures to members of the private security services.
Article 62.-it is forbidden to natural or legal persons having their own asset protection service and values transportation, provide this service to third parties or make other activities other than those referred to in this law.
Chapter II provisions general article 63.-the staff of diplomatic representations or international missions accredited security shall be governed by international conventions or treaties, or by agreement between Government and not be subject to this law.

17 index legislative article 64.-the persons or entities subject to this law shall be fully subject to the Control of firearms law firearms, ammunition, explosives and similar items.
Article 65.-all natural or legal persons referred to in article 2 of this law, shall notify monthly the National Civil Police any change that occurred in his personal, contracts for the provision of services, office, branches, facilities, weapons, ammunition and equipment.
Article 66.-agencies or services private security companies are required to report to the nearest of the National Civil Police station, in writing, using any means of immediately from any criminal act of which they are aware.
They will also inform the head of the Division of registration and Control of private security services on behaviors of endangerment of the members of your company.
Article 67.-all natural persons subject to this law shall be subject to a review of drug control, when required by the National Civil Police, which will take place in the form, time and according to the procedure established by it.
Article 68.-anyone drive armoured vehicles or not, property of the agencies or companies regulated by this law, are required to attend signals high and members of the national police, civil requirements proper identification as such.
Article 69.-the owners of the private security companies must instruct its members of security and staff general obligation which has to keep respect and collaboration to public officials, everything necessary to effect that can move and perform the duties that it imposed upon them by the post; failure to comply with the previously established will lead to impose the sanctions set out in this Act by the Director of the Civil national police.
It is the duty of members of security and administrative staff of the private security companies to keep respect and collaboration to public officials.
Title VI chapter unique provisions transitional, regulations and validity of the law Art. 70.-the private security services regulated in article 2 of this law, that are already in use, the date of entry into force of the same shall be within one hundred twenty days to fulfill or complete the requirements.
Within one month subsequent to the period specified in the preceding paragraph the National Civil Police shall verify compliance with the provisions of the second subparagraph of article 5 of this law, to resolve on the authorization of operation.
Article 71.-If the check to carry out the National Civil Police Services private security already existing at the entry into force of this law, it is determined that there is excess on limits of amount of arms, ammunition or equipment, that will proceed to collect such surpluses, which 18 legislative index will remain in their custody and must be sent to the corresponding unit of the Ministry of national defense , for the corresponding legal procedure.
Article 72.-agents of private security at coming into force the present law, are providing their services and not held the license for use of firearms, will have 180 days to obtain.
Article 73.-Security agents, investigators and security guards, who are providing their services and have not made the course taught by the national public security Academy, will have one year from the entry into force of this Act to comply with that requirement.
Article 74.-the direction General of the police National Civil, shall draw up the instructions which are necessary for the development of the supervision over private security services.
Article 75.-the President of the Republic shall issue the regulation of this law within a period of ninety days after its entry into force.
Article 76.-repeal the Decree legislative Nr. 818, of date 23 February 1994, published in the Official Journal No. 56, volume 322 of 21 March of the same year, as well as also any other provision that is opposed to those contained in this Act.
Article 77.-this Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the official journal.
GIVEN in the blue room of the Legislative Palace: San Salvador, fourteen days after the month of December of the year two thousand.
CIRO CRUZ ZEPEDA PENA, PRESIDENT.
WALTER RENE ARAUJO MORALES, JULIO ANTONIO GAMERO QUINTANILLA, VICE PRESIDENT. VICE PRESIDENT.
CARMEN ELENA CALDERÓN DE ESCALÓN, JOSÉ RAFAEL MACHUCA ZELAYA, SECRETARY. SECRETARY.
ALFONSO ARISTIDES ALVARENGA, WILLIAM PICHINTE, SECRETARY RIZZIERY. SECRETARY.
RUBEN ORELLANA, AGUSTIN DIAZ SARAVIA, SECRETARY. SECRETARY.
Presidential House: San Salvador, at twenty-one days of the month of December of the year two thousand.
PUBLISHED, FRANCISCO GUILLERMO FLORES Pérez, President of the Republic.

19 legislative index Francisco Rodolfo Bertrand Galindo, Minister of Justice and public safety.
D. O. N / 18 volume N / 350 date: January 24, 2001.
REFORM: (1) D.L. NO. 1124, 16 JANUARY 2003; D.O. Nº 44, T. 358, MARCH 6, 2003.
EXTENSIONS: D.L. NO. 510, 16 AUGUST OF 2001; D.O. NO. 168, T.352, SEPTEMBER 7, 2001. (Art. 72)
D.L. NO. 728, 15 FEBRUARY OF 2002; D.O. Nº 53, T. 354, 18 MARCH 2002.
TRANSITIONAL PROVISION: TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR THE RENEWAL OF THE OPERATING LICENSE OF THE COMPANIES PRIVATE SECURITY. D.L. No. 466, September 16, 2010; D.O. No. 192, T. 389, October 14, 2010. EXTENSION: D.L. No. 885, 13 October 2011, D.O. No. 192, T. 393, October 14, 2011.
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