Federal Private Security Act

Original Language Title: Ley Federal de Seguridad Privada

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Federal Private Security Law

FEDERAL PRIVATE SECURITY LAW

Official Journal of the Federation 6 July 2006

Last reform published DOF October 17, 2011

On the sidelines a seal with the National Shield, which reads: United Mexican States.-Presidency of the Republic.

VICENTE FOX QUESADA, President of the United Mexican States, to its inhabitants known:

That the Honorable Congress of the Union, has served to address the following

DECREE

"THE GENERAL CONGRESS OF THE MEXICAN UNITED STATES, DECREES:

THE FEDERAL PRIVATE SECURITY LAW IS SET.

Single Article.- The Federal Private Security Act is issued.

FEDERAL PRIVATE SECURITY LAW

TITLE FIRST

General Provisions

Single Chapter

General Interventions

Article 1.- This law is intended to regulate the provision of private security services, when they are provided in two or more federal entities, in the arrangements provided for in this law and its rules of procedure, as well as the infrastructure, equipment and facilities attached thereto. Its provisions are of public order and social interest and general observance throughout the national territory.

Private security services that are provided only within the territory of a federal entity, will be regulated as established by local laws corresponding.

The services will be provided taking into account the principles of integrity and dignity; protection and correct treatment of people, avoiding at all times arbitrariness and violence, acting in accordance with and proportionality in the use of its powers and means available.

Article 2.- For the purposes of this law, it is understood by:

I. Private security.-Activity by private individuals, authorized by the competent body, in order to carry out security-related actions in the field of protection, surveillance, custody of persons, information, property buildings, furniture or securities, including their transfer; installation, operation of security systems and equipment; providing data for the investigation of crimes and supporting in the event of accidents or disasters, in their character as auxiliaries to the function of Public Security.

II. Security Services. Private. -Those made by natural or moral persons, in accordance with the modalities provided for in this Law.

III. Service Provider.-A physical or moral person providing private security services.

IV. Physical Person.-Who without having constituted a company, provides private security services, including in this category to escorts, custodians, guards or vigilantes who do not belong to a company.

V. Operational Personnel.-Individuals intended for the provision of private security services, hired by private individuals or private individuals.

VI. Secretariat.-The Secretariat of Federal Public Security.

VII. Directorate General.-The General Directorate of Registry and Supervision to Private Security Companies and Services, dependent on the Secretariat of Federal Public Security.

VIII. Authorization.-The administrative act by which the Secretariat of Federal Public Security, through the General Directorate of Registration and Supervision to Companies and Private Security Services, allows a natural or moral person to lend private security services in two or more federative entities.

IX. Revalidation.-The administrative act by which the validity of the authorization is ratified.

X. Modification.-The administrative act by which the territorial scope or modalities granted in the authorization or its revalidation is extended or restricted.

XI. Borrower.-The physical or moral person who receives the private security services.

XII. Regulation. The Federal Private Security Act Regulation.

XIII. Federative Entities.-The States and the Federal District.

XIV. Alarm systems. They are systems that consist of various electronic devices installed in furniture and buildings whose function is to deter and detect incidents. In case the electronic monitoring service has been contracted, the system will automatically report them to a monitoring station.

XV. Electronic monitoring. It consists of the reception, monitoring and administration of signals emitted by alarm systems, as well as giving notice of the same, both to the authorities concerned and to the users of the systems.

XVI. Central monitoring. It is the place where the signals emitted by the alarm systems are received, which has the necessary infrastructure and personnel to perform the functions of the monitoring services.

XVII. The redundancy system. It is the action through physical and technological backups for contingency cases, equipment or systems failures, communications failures or in the electrical supply that ensures the continuity of the provision of the monitoring service.

Article 3.- The application, interpretation and effects, in the administrative field of this Law, corresponds to the Federal Executive, through the Secretariat and has the following purposes:

I. The regulation and registration of service providers, in order to prevent the commission of crimes;

II. The regulation and registration of the operational staff, to prevent people from being legally unfit, to provide private security services;

III. The strengthening of public security, under a coordination scheme of the Secretariat with the service provider, to achieve the best security conditions for the benefit of individuals and in accordance with the law;

IV. The structuring of a data bank, which allows the detection of criminogenic factors, through the observation of conduct, which the service provider puts in the knowledge of the Directorate General;

V. The establishment of a system of assessment, certification and verification, of the service provider, operational personnel, as well as of the infrastructure related to the private security activities and services, which they carry out as to this Law;

VI. The consolidation of a regime that privileges the preventive function, in order to provide certainty to the borrowers and provide the necessary guarantees to the service provider, in the performance of their activities, and

VII. To seek policies, guidelines and actions, by signing agreements with the competent authorities of the States, Federal District and Municipalities, for the best organization, operation, regulation and control of the services of private security, within the framework of the rules contained in the General Law establishing the National Public Security System Coordination Bases.

Article 4. In all the provisions of this law, the General Law of the National System of Public Security, the Federal Law, shall be applicable in an additional manner. Administrative Procedure and the Federal Law on Firearms and Explosives.

TITLE SECOND

From the Secretariat of Public Security and Inter-Agency Coordination

Chapter I

Of Your Privileges

Article 5.- The Secretariat through the Directorate-General will have the following powers in terms of private security:

I. Issue the authorization to provide private security services in two or more federal entities and, where appropriate, to revalidate, revoke, modify or suspend such authorization, as provided for in this Law and its Regulations;

II. Establish, operate, and maintain the National Register of Companies, Personnel and Private Security Equipment up to date;

III. Make verification visits to check compliance with this Law, its Regulations, the Mexican Official Rules and other applicable legal provisions;

IV. Check that the operational personnel are properly trained, as well as arrange with the service provider, the implementation and modification of their training and training plans and programs;

V. To determine and impose the penalties that apply, for failure to comply with the provisions of this Law and its Rules of Procedure;

VI. Issue at the expense of the service provider, the identification card of the operational staff, which shall be of compulsory use;

VII. Make, upon request and payment of corresponding rights, the police background checks in the National Register of Public Security Personnel, with respect to the operational personnel with which service providers are counted;

VIII. Receive the consultation of the service provider, in respect of the justification for its operational personnel to be able to carry firearms in the performance of the service, and to issue the opinion resulting from it;

IX. Attend and follow up on complaints that apply to the general public, against the service provider with federal authorization;

X. To report in coordination with the competent authorities of the Secretariat, the facts that may constitute a crime of which knowledge is known for the exercise of the privileges conferred upon it by this Law;

XI. To arrange with the service provider, educational institutions, employers ' associations and/or other bodies directly or indirectly related to the provision of private security services, the holding of regular meetings, with the purpose of coordinating their efforts in the field, analysing and exchanging views on related actions and programmes, as well as assessing and monitoring them, and

XII. The others granted to you by this Law, your Rules of Procedure and other applicable legal orders.

Article 6.- The favourable opinion issued by the Directorate-General on the justification of the need for the carrying of armaments is the result of a consultation that performs the duly authorized service provider, in order to process a particular collective license for the carrying of firearms to the Secretariat of National Defense.

The license granted by the Secretariat of National Defense for the carrying of firearms by the operating personnel is subject to the provisions of the legislation applicable in this field.

Chapter II

From Inter-agency Coordination

Article 7.- The Secretariat, with the intervention that corresponds to the National Public Security System, may enter into agreements or agreements with the authorities competent of the States, Federal District and Municipalities, in order to establish guidelines, agreements and mechanisms related to private security services, which facilitate:

I. Exercise the powers provided for in this Act;

II. Consolidate the operation and operation of the National Registry of Private Security Service Providers;

III. The prevention, control, solution, and immediate action-taking of problems arising from the provision of the private security service;

IV. The verification of compliance with federal regulations, and

V. The approval of the criteria, requirements, obligations and penalties in this field, respecting the distribution of powers provided for by the General Law establishing the National Public Safety System Coordination Bases, between the Federation and federal entities, in order to ensure that private security services are performed in the best conditions of efficiency and certainty for the benefit of the borrower, preventing the service provider from multiplying its obligations when developing their activities in two or more federative entities.

Chapter III

From the National Registry of Companies, Personnel, and Private Security Equipment

Article 8.- The Secretariat, through the Directorate General, will implement and maintain an updated National Register with the necessary information for the supervision, control, surveillance and evaluation of service providers, their personnel, arms and equipment, which shall constitute a system of consultation and collection of information integrated by a data bank provided by the service provider and the competent authorities of the federative entities and the Municipalities.

Article 9.- For the proper integration of the Registry, the Secretariat, through the National Public Security System, will conclude coordination agreements with the state governments and the Federal District, in order for the latter to transmit the information corresponding to each of the service providers authorized in its territorial scope, which may be consulted by the local authorities corresponding.

Article 10.- The Directorate-General is responsible for the performance of the National Registry of Companies, Personnel and Private Security Equipment. confidentiality, custody, custody and reservation of the information entered in it, in accordance with the legal norms established in this Law and the Federal Law on Transparency and Access to Government Public Information.

Article 11.- For any information, registration, portfolio or certification provided by the Registry, a written record shall be issued duly signed by the Registry. competent public servant, upon display and delivery of the proof of payment of rights that the person concerned makes, according to the Federal Law of Rights.

Article 12.- The Registry must consider the following sections:

I. The identification of the authorization, revalidation or modification of the authorization to provide the services, or of the administrative procedure that has been discarded, dismissed, denied, revoked, suspended or cancelled by the Directorate General;

II. The identification of the authorization, revalidation, modification or any other similar administrative act allowing the private security service to be provided, or, where appropriate, of the discarded procedure, dismissed, denied, revoked, suspended or cancelled by the competent authorities of the federative entities;

III. The general data of the service provider;

IV. The location of your parent and branch office;

V. The modes of service and territorial scope;

VI. Legal representatives;

VII. Changes to the constituent minutes or changes of legal representative;

VIII. Opinions on the consultation of the service provider, with regard to the justification for their elements to be able to carry firearms in the performance of the service, granted, modified, processed, and discarded or denied;

IX. The data of management and administrative staff;

X. Identification of the operational personnel, including their general data; information for their full identification and location; work history; high, low, changes in membership, activity or rank, including the reasons why motivated; assigned equipment and weaponry; administrative or criminal penalties applied; personal references; training; results of assessments and other information for the proper control, surveillance, monitoring and evaluation of such personnel;

XI. Weapons, vehicles and equipment, including changes in the corresponding inventories and other means related to private security services, and

XII. The other acts and constances provided for by this Law and its Rules of Procedure.

Article 13.- For the purposes of the Registry, the service provider shall be obliged to report, within the first 10 calendar days of each month, on the situation and updates concerning each of the items referred to in the preceding article.

Article 14.- The Registry shall provide information in accordance with the applicable legislation on transparency and access to information. government or at the request of a competent authority.

THIRD TITLE

Private Security Services

Chapter I

Of Modes in Private Security Services

Article 15.- It is the responsibility of the Secretariat, through the Directorate-General, to authorize Private Security services, when these services are provided in two or more more federative entities and according to the following modes:

I. PRIVATE SECURITY FOR PEOPLE. It consists of the protection, custody, safeguarding, defense of the life and bodily integrity of the borrower;

II. PRIVATE SECURITY IN GOODS. It refers to the care and protection of movable and immovable property;

III. PRIVATE SECURITY IN MOVING GOODS OR VALUES. It consists of the provision of custody, surveillance, care and protection services of movable property or securities, including their transfer;

IV. Alarm and electronic monitoring services. The installation of alarm systems in vehicles, houses, offices, companies and in all types of places that you want to protect and monitor, from the notice of the borrowers, as well as to receive and manage the signals sent to the central monitoring by the systems, and give notice thereof, both to the authorities concerned and to the users of the systems and equipment, as well as to the borrowers, immediately;

V. Security of information. It consists in the preservation, integrity and availability of the information of the borrower, through security management systems, databases, local, corporate and global networks, computer systems, electronic transactions, as well as support and recovery of such information, be it documentary, electronic or multimedia;

VI. Prevention systems and responsibilities. They relate to the provision of services to obtain background, creditworthiness, location or person activities, and

VII. Activity linked to private security services. Relates to the activity directly or indirectly related to the installation or placing on the market of shielding systems in all types of motor vehicles, and of equipment, devices, appliances, systems or technical procedures specialized.

Chapter II

From Authorization, Revalidation, and Modification

Article 16.- To provide private security services in two or more federal entities, prior authorization from the General Directorate is required, for which the service provider, must be a physical or moral person of Mexican nationality and comply with the requirements set forth in the third title of this Law.

Once the General Directorate receives the application for authorization, it must ask the federative entity in which the service provider has established or intends to establish its parent office, a report on the professional background, image and social impact of the petitioner. The report shall be sent by the local authority within a maximum of 15 working days and shall be taken into account by the Directorate-General at the time of the decision, if the report is not received within the time limit set, there is no objection on the part of the entity concerned.

Article 17.- The authorization to be granted shall be personal and non-transferable, shall contain the registration number, territorial scope, modalities that are authorized and the conditions under which the provision of services is subject. The term shall be one year and may be revalidated for the same time in the terms set out in this Law.

Article 18.- If the petitioner of the authorization does not exhibit with his application the entire requirements stated in the third title of this Law, the General, within 10 working days following the filing of the same, shall prevent it from within an unextended period of 20 working days, to remedy the omissions or deficiencies which the application has in its present case; without the person concerned having remedied the omissions or deficiencies of the request, it will be discarded.

Article 19. To revalidate the authorization granted, the service provider shall be sufficient, at least thirty days prior to the termination of the the validity of the authorization, so request and manifest, in protest of telling truth, not having varied the conditions existing at the moment of having been granted, or, if necessary, update those documentaries that so merit, such as inventories, personnel movements, payment of rights, policy of bail, changes to the company's constitution and representation of the company, plans and training and training programs, and other requirements that are required by its nature.

Article 20.- In the event that the protestos or updates referred to in the previous article are not displayed, the Directorate General will prevent the person concerned from that within a period of not longer than 10 working days the omissions shall be remedied; after that period without the person concerned having remedied the omissions of his application, the latter shall be disposed of.

The revalidation may be refused where there are complaints previously verified by the competent authority; failure to comply with the obligations and restrictions provided for in this Law or in the respective authorization; and, because there are deficiencies in the provision of the service.

Article 21.- Service providers who have obtained the authorization or revalidation may request modification of the modalities or scope the territorial in which the service is provided, provided that they comply with the requirements that are applicable according to the request made. In this case, the Directorate-General without any prior request shall resolve the matter within ten working days following the filing of the application.

Article 22.- The application for authorization, revalidation or modification, must be accompanied by proof of payment that by way of study and procedure of the same is provided for in the Federal Law of Rights, otherwise it will be held for not presented.

Article 23.- Translate the validity of the authorization or its revalidation, the data subject shall refrain from providing the private security service, up to a new administrative act is issued which authorizes it for that purpose.

Article 24.- The service provider will ask the Secretariat for its opinion so that the operational personnel can carry firearms in the performance of their services. functions, as a prerequisite for obtaining from the Secretariat of the National Defense the collective special license for the carrying of firearms.

The carrying of firearms by personnel providing private security services will be subject to the provisions of the Federal Firearms Act and Explosives and other applicable provisions.

Chapter III

Of the Requirements for Private Security Services

Article 25.- To obtain authorization to provide private security services in two or more federal entities, service providers must present their request to the Directorate-General, pointing out the modality and territorial scope in which they intend to provide the service, in addition to meeting the following requirements:

I. Be a physical or moral person of Mexican nationality;

II. Dealing with moral people, they must be constituted coniform to Mexican legislation;

III. Display original proof of payment of rights for the study and processing of the application for authorization;

IV. Submit a simple copy, accompanied by the original and proof of payment of the rights for your collation, or, if applicable, certified copy, of the following documents:

a).   Act of birth, for the case of natural persons;

b).   Scripture in which the Constitutive Act is contained and modifications, if any, in the case of moral persons;

(c) Where applicable, power of attorney in which the personality of the applicant is credited, and

d) Copy of the federal taxpayer register, issued by the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit;

V. Point out the address of the matrix and in its case of the branches, specifying the name and position of the manager in each of them, as well as attaching the 'proof of domicile' and accompanying the colour photographs of the facade of the buildings referred to above which must be updated each time they undergo any modification of any kind;

VI. Accredit in the terms of the Regulation, that you have the human, training, technical, financial and material resources that enable you to perform the provision of private security services in an appropriate manner, in the requested territorial modalities and scope;

VII. Present a copy of the Rules of Procedure, and Manual or Operational Instructions, applicable to each of the modalities of the service to be developed, containing the hierarchical structure of the company and the name of the person responsible operational;

VIII. Exhibit the current training and training plans and programs, in accordance with the modalities in which the service will be provided, as well as the constancy that establishes its registration with the Secretariat of Labor and Social Security;

IX. Constancy issued by a competent institution or internal or external trainers of the company, certifying the training and training of the operational staff;

X. Relation of managerial and administrative staff, containing full name and address;

XI. Curriculum of the management staff, or where appropriate, who will occupy the relative positions;

XII. The relationship of those who will be integrated as operational personnel, for the consultation of police records in the National Register of Public Security Personnel, and must accompany the proof of payment of corresponding rights, in addition to pointing out the name, Federal Register of Contributors and in their case Single Key of Population Registration of each of them;

XIII. Attach the credential format to be issued to the staff;

XIV. Photographs of the uniform to be used, in which their four views are appreciated, containing colours, logos or emblems, which may not be the same or similar to those used by police or armed forces;

XV. Relation of movable and immovable property used for the service, including radio and telecommunications equipment, weaponry, vehicles, semovents, as well as complementary attachments to the uniform, in the formats for which the General Directorate is established;

XVI. Relation, if any, of dogs, attaching certified copies of the documents certifying that the instructor is trained to carry out this work; he shall also annex a list containing the identification data of each animal, as they are: race, age, color, weight, size, name and documents that credit the training and its health status, issued by the appropriate authority;

XVII. Certified copies of the permit to operate radio frequency or telecommunications network, or contract concluded with authorized dealership;

XVIII. Photographs of the sides, front, rear and awning of the type of vehicles used in the provision of the services, which must clearly show the colours, logos or emblems, and which may not be the same or similar to the officers used by the police corporations or the Armed Forces; in addition, they must present the name of the Service Prestor, and the legend "private security"; likewise, the reinforced defenses must be appreciated; turrets and other attachments having such units;

XIX. Physical display of badges, currencies, logos, emblems, or any means of identification that the element carries;

XX. Where armoured vehicles are used in the provision of the service, regardless of the modality in question, it shall be displayed on the record issued by the supplier of the shielding service, with which he/she establishes the level of the service, and

XXI. With regard to service providers operating in the mode provided for in Article 15 (III) of this Law, and specifically for the transfer of securities, it will be essential to have armoured vehicles and to display constancy issued by the supplier of the shielding service, with which the level of the shielding service is accredited.

XXII. Dealing with service providers operating in Article 15 (VII) of this Law, and specifically on devices, systems, or specialised technical procedures, it will be essential to present a relationship and physical sample of the equipment they use for the service;

XXIII. Health record for personal identification devices, as well as for storage and transportation must meet the requirements established in the applicable Health Regulation.

Article 26.- If the authorization is obtained, the applicant shall submit within ten working days of the notification of provenance:

I. Original proof of payment of fees for the registration of each firearm or equipment used in the provision of services;

II. Original proof of payment of rights by registration in the National Register of Public Security Personnel, of each of the operative elements of which the Directorate General has carried out the previous consultation of the background police;

III. Policy of Fianza issued by legally authorized institution in favor of the Treasury of the Federation, in an amount equal to five thousand times the general minimum wage in force in the Federal District, which must contain the following legend:

" To guarantee an amount equivalent to five thousand times the general minimum wage in force in the Federal District, the conditions that will be subject to the authorization or revalidation to provide private security services in two or more federal entities granted by the General Directorate of Registration and Supervision to Private Security Companies and Services, with a term of one year from the date of authorization; this security may not be cancelled without prior authorization from your beneficiary, the Federation's Treasury. ", and

IV. Original proof of payment of rights for the issue of the authorization.

Chapter IV

From Managing, Administrative, And Operational Staff

Article 27.- For the performance of their duties, the directors, administrators, managers and administrative staff of the service providers shall meet the following requirements:

I. Not having been punished for intentional crime;

II. Not having been separated or terminated from the armed forces or any federal, state, municipal or private security institution for any of the following reasons:

a). For serious misconduct to the principles of action provided for in the Laws;

b). For endangering individuals because of recklessness, neglect or abandonment of service;

c). For incurring honesty or arrogance;

d). For attending to the service in a drunken state or under the influence of psychotropic substances, drugs or drugs and others that produce similar effects, by consuming these substances during the service or in their work center or by they have been found to be addicted to any of these substances;

e). For revealing secret or reserved matters for which you are aware by reason of your employment;

f). For presenting false or apocryphal documentation;

g). By forcing your deputies to give you money or other handouts under any concept, and

h). For irregularities in his conduct or for having been sentenced for criminal offence.

III. Not to be an active member of any Federal, State or Municipal Public Security or Armed Forces institution.

Article 28.- For the performance of their duties, the operational staff of service providers shall meet and credit the following requirements:

I. Lack of criminal records;

II. Being older;

III. Be enrolled in the National Public Security Personnel Registry;

IV. Be properly trained in the modalities in which they will render the service;

V. Not having been separated from the Armed Forces or from public or private security institutions by any of the causes provided for in Article 27 (II) of this Law, and

VI. Not to be an active member of any federal, state, or municipal public security institution or the Armed Forces.

Chapter V

From Training

Article 29. Service providers will be required to train their operational staff. Such training can be carried out in the educational institutions of the Secretariat, in the state academies or in the private training centers, which must be verified, authorized and revalidated annually by the Directorate General. The Regulation will establish the times, forms and deadlines for this.

The training that will be delivered will be in accordance with the modalities in which the service is authorized, and will have the effect that the elements will be conducted under the principles of legality, efficiency, professionalism and honesty outlined in the General Law establishing the National Public Security System Coordination Bases.

Article 30. The Directorate General may enter into agreements with service providers to collaborate on the instrumentation and modification to their plans and training and training programs.

Article 31.- The service provider must register with the Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare the plans and programs of the training courses, updating or training for operational staff; thereafter, a copy must be submitted to the Secretariat for monitoring.

TITLE FOURTH

Obligations

Single Chapter

Private Security Service Prestors ' Obligations

Article 32. They are obligations of service providers:

I.          Provide the private security services in the terms and conditions set out in the authorization granted to them or, where appropriate, in their revalidation or modification;

II.        Refrain from providing private security services without the appropriate authorization or revalidation;

III.       Provide regular training and training, according to the modalities of service delivery, to the total of elements;

IV.        Use only the equipment and weaponry registered with the Directorate General;

V.         Report on the change of the tax or legal domicile of the parent, as well as that of its branches;

VI.        Apply annually medical, psychological and toxicological tests to the operational staff in the authorized institutions, in the terms set out in the regulation;

VII.      To assist with the authorities and public security institutions in situations of urgency, disaster or in any other case, upon request of the competent authority of the Federation, the States, the Federal District and the Municipalities;

VIII.     Refrain from using in their denomination, social reason, stationery, documentation, vehicles and other identification elements, colors or insignia that could cause confusion with those used by public security bodies, Armed forces or other authorities. The use of all types of metallic identity plates is prohibited;

IX.        Refrain from performing functions that are reserved for public security bodies and institutions or the Armed Forces;

X.         Avoid at all times to apply, tolerate or permit acts of torture, ill-treatment, cruel, inhuman or degrading acts, even in the case of a higher order or are argued in special circumstances, such as security threats public;

XI.        Refrain from hiring with knowledge of cause, personnel who have been part of any public security institution or corporation or the armed forces, who would have been discharged, for the following reasons:

a).   For serious misconduct to the principles of action provided for in the Laws;

b).   For endangering individuals because of recklessness, neglect or abandonment of service;

c).   For incurring honesty;

d).   For attending to the service in a drunken state or under the influence of psychotropic substances, drugs or drugs and others that produce similar effects, by consuming these substances during the service or in their work center or by they have been found to be addicted to any of these substances;

e).   For revealing secret or reserved matters for which you are aware by reason of your employment;

f).    For presenting false or apocryphal documentation;

g).   By forcing your deputies to give you money or other handouts under any concept, and

h).   For irregularities in his conduct or for having been sentenced for criminal offence.

XII.      Use the term "security" always accompanied by the word "private";

XIII.     The vehicles they use must present a uniform chromatic, taking into account the specifications which the Regulation gives to the Regulation, in addition to showing in visible form, in the vehicles they use, the name, logo and number of registration. Under no circumstances will they be able to carry elements that confuse them with those vehicles used by public security institutions or the Armed Forces;

XIV.      Use uniforms and identification elements of the operating personnel that are distinguished from those used by public security institutions and the Armed Forces; by adjusting the model, colors or badges of the uniforms they use its operational elements, to the specifications specified in the Regulation;

XV.       The operating personnel of the companies will only use the uniform, weaponry and equipment in the places and schedules of service delivery;

XVI.      To request the General Directorate, the prior consultation of the police records and the registration of the operational staff in the National Register of Public Security Personnel, as well as the registration of the equipment and weapons corresponding, presenting the documents that credit the payment to which the Federal Law of Rights refers;

XVII.    The application of the operating manuals according to the authorized mode or modes;

XVIII.   Communicate the change of address of the training centre and, where appropriate, the change of place used for the practice of shooting with a firearm;

XIX.      Report any changes to the statutes of the company or the social partners thereof;

XX.       Instruct and inspect that the operational personnel must compulsorily use the identification card issued by the Directorate-General for the time they are in service;

XXI.      Report in writing to the Directorate-General within three working days of the theft, loss or destruction of the company's own documentation or identification of its personnel, by attaching a copy of the constances to the facts;

XXII.    Maintain strict confidentiality, service-related information;

XXIII.   Communicate in writing to the General Directorate, within three working days of the occurrence, any suspension of activities and the causes of the activity;

XXIV.    Communicate in writing to the Directorate-General, any command of authority that prevents the free disposal of its goods, within five working days of its notification;

XXV.     Allow access, provide the necessary facilities, as well as provide all the information required by the competent authorities, when they develop a verification visit;

XXVI.    Assign to services, personnel who are properly trained in the required mode;

XXVII. Inform the authority to regulate the private security services in the corresponding federative entities, to obtain authorization, revalidation or federal modification within the thirty calendar days after their receipt;

XXVIII.       Implement the mechanisms to ensure that private security personnel comply with the obligations set out in Article 33 of this Law;

XXIX.    For service providers operating in the mode provided for in Article 15 (III) of this Law, and specifically for the transfer of securities, armoured vehicles must be used;

XXX.     Register with the Directorate-General the animals with which they operate and subject their use to the applicable rules;

XXXI. Avoid using material or technical means when may cause harm or harm to third parties or endanger society;

XXXI Bis. Dealing with service providers operating in the intended mode of the Section IV of Article 15 shall comply with the provisions of Title VII of this Law, and

XXXII. In the case of service providers operating in the form provided for in Article 15 (VI) of this Law, they shall create and maintain a register of buyers and users, which shall contain personal data of the user and the person or company that supplied the equipment.

The registration of buyers and users must be submitted semi-annually to the Directorate-General and the provisions relating to the National Register of Companies, Personnel and Private Security Equipment contained in Title II, Chapter III of this Law.

Article 33.- These are private security operational personnel obligations:

I. Provide services on the terms set out in the authorization, revalidation or modification of any of these services;

II. Use, only radio and telecommunication equipment in terms of permission granted by competent authority or authorized dealership;

III. Use the uniform, vehicles, armored vehicles, dogs, firearms and other equipment, in accordance with the procedures authorized to provide the service, adhering to the strict compliance with the applicable Mexican Official Standards in the cases that apply to them;

IV. Abide by any request for assistance, in the event of urgency, disaster or when the public security authorities of the various instances of government so require;

V. Carry in visible place, during the performance of its functions, the identification and other means that credit it as private security personnel or escort;

VI. To conduct themselves at all times, with professionalism, honesty and respect for the rights of the people, avoiding abuse, arbitrariness and violence, as well as being governed by the principles of action and duties provided for the members of the public security bodies in the General Law establishing the National Public Security System Coordination Bases;

VII. In case of carrying weapons, making responsible use of them and having the license or its equivalent authorizing its carrying, and

VIII. In case of use of motor vehicles, comply with the specifications that the Federal, state and municipal systems have in effect.

Article 34.- Natural persons shall comply with the same requirements and obligations as set forth in this Law for the staff of the companies.

Article 35.- In addition to the obligations provided for in this Law, service providers shall adhere to the local provisions governing the provision of services. matters other than the regulation of private security in the federal entity providing the services.

TITLE FIFTH

From Verification Visits

Single Chapter

General Provisions

Article 36. The General Directorate may at any time order the practice of verification visits, including prior to granting an authorization in order to verify that human, training, technical, financial and material resources are available to provide the services in an appropriate manner.

For these purposes, you may conclude collaboration agreements with the competent authorities of the federal entities.

Article 37.- The purpose of the verification shall be to verify compliance with the applicable laws and regulations as well as the obligations and restrictions to which the authorization or revalidation is subject.

The verification will be physical when it is practiced on the movable or immovable property; on the performance, when it relates to the activity; to the job or professional development of the elements, or of legality, when the compliance with the legal provisions under the obligation to comply is analysed and determined.

Article 38.- For the practice of verification visits, the provisions of the Federal Administrative Procedure Law will be available.

TITLE SIXTH

Security, Sanctions, and Media Measures

Chapter I

Of Security Measures

Article 39.- The Directorate-General in accordance with the provisions of this Law and its Regulations, in order to safeguard persons, their property, environment, as well as to protect public health and safety, may be adopted as a security measure, the temporary, partial or total suspension of the activities of the provision of private security services.

In any of the aforementioned cases, which endanger the health or safety of persons or their property, the Secretariat may order the measure and its execution immediately:

a) Through public force relief, or

b) Pointing to a reasonable time limit to remedy the irregularity, without prejudice to the reporting to the competent authorities or bodies to proceed in accordance with right.

Also, the Secretariat, through the Directorate General, may promote to the competent authority, that the immobilization and precautionary insurance of the the goods and articles used for the provision of private security services, where they are used in public places, without crediting their legal possession and registration, as well as the validity of the authorisation or its revalidation for the provision of private security services.

Chapter II

Of Sanctions

Article 40.- The resolutions of the Secretariat, which apply administrative sanctions, shall be duly substantiated and substantiated, taking into account:

I. The seriousness of the breach and the desirability of deleting practices that violate in any way the provisions of this Law or those that are dictated based on it;

II. The personal background and conditions of the offender;

III. The age in the service;

IV. The recidivism in the commission of violations;

V. The amount of benefit to be obtained, and

VI. The economic damage or injury, whether in a joint or separate manner, has been caused to third parties.

The commission of two or more infractions shall be deemed to have a recidivism in a period not exceeding six months.

Article 41.- The imposition of penalties for failure to comply with the provisions of this Law shall be independent of the penalties applicable to them. when the conduct or omission constitutes one or more offenses.

Article 42.- Attended to the public interest or the failure of service providers to comply with the obligations laid down in this Law and its Rules of Procedure, give rise to the imposition of one or more of the following sanctions:

I.     Admonition, with public dissemination on the Secretariat's website;

II.   Fine of a thousand up to five thousand times the general minimum wage in force in the federal entity in which the service provider's parent office is located;

III. Suspension of the effects of the authorisation from one to six months, in this case, the suspension shall cover the territorial scope which it has authorised, including its parent office, in the following cases:

a) omitting compliance with the obligations laid down in fractions III, V, VI, VII, IX, XIII, XIV, XVI, XVIII, XIX, XXIII, XXIV, XXV, XXVII, XXVIII, XXX, XXXI and XXXII of Article 32 of this Law.

b) Refrain from complying with the imposed pecuniary sanction.

c) Do not present the authorization revalidation request in time.

d) Suspend service delivery without giving the notice to which the fraction refers XXIII of article 32 of this Law.

The duration of the temporary suspension may not exceed 30 working days and, in any case, the provider of the service or the undertaking of activities shall remedy the irregularities which have caused it, the omission of which shall result in the suspension of the suspension for an equal period and the application of the penalties provided for.

The temporary suspension shall be applied irrespective of the penalties to which the irregularities.

IV.   Closing of the establishment where the service provider has its parent office or the registered office it has registered, as well as the branches it has in the interior of the Republic; and

V.    Revocation of the authorization, in the following cases:

a) When the holder of the authorization does not make the payment of the rights corresponding to the issue or revalidation;

b) When an apocryphal documentation is displayed, or false reports or reports are provided to the Secretariat to which it is obliged to derive from the authorisation;

c) Assign operational items, to perform services, or perform activities private security, without having the authorization in force or in the process, issued by the Secretariat;

d) When the holder of the permit, authorization or license does not remedy the irregularities which originated the temporary suspension;

e) Transgredir the provisions of article 26 of this Law;

f) Transfer, tax or otherwise dispose of permission, authorization, or license issued;

g) Do not address the irregularities that would have warranted the application of a sanction;

h) Transgredir as provided for in fractions IV, VIII, X, XI, XXII, XXIX of Article 32 of this Act;

i) To have resolved by judicial authority the commission of illicit against the the person or property of the borrower or third party, by the service providers;

j) The holder of the authorization, to repair damages caused to users, or third parties by the service provider, derived from the resolution of the competent authority;

k) Putting public safety, civil protection, or health of the inhabitants at risk Federal entities where private security is provided;

l) Suspend without cause, activity for a term of ninety days business;

m) Do not start rendering services or performing activities without cause justified, within 30 working days from the date on which the permit or authorisation has been received, and

n) Having obtained the authorization by means of documents, statements, false data, or either with dolo or bad faith.

The Secretariat may, where appropriate, simultaneously impose one or more of the administrative penalties identified in the preceding fractions and, if applicable, have legal interest to appeal to other legal entities in matters related to the provision of the private security service, resulting from omissions or transgressions to this Law.

In all cases, the public will be released to the sanctions, which will be done at the expense of the infringer, in the Official Journal of the Federation and in one of the major newspapers. national movement, clearly identifying the offender, the type of sanction, the number of their authorisation and the address of their establishment where appropriate.

If the service provider does not comply with the resolutions imposed by any of the above sanctions, the bail will be made effective. refers to section III of article 26 of this Law.

Article 43.- The penalties referred to in this Chapter shall be applied by the Secretariat on the basis of the verification visits, as well as by the checked violations.

Chapter III

Of The Resource

Article 44.- Those affected by the acts or resolutions of the Secretariat may institute the Review Board, which shall be processed and resolved in accordance with the provided in the Federal Law of Administrative Procedure.

TITLE SEVENTH

Single Chapter

From alarm and monitoring service providers

Article 45. Service providers must place in a visible place and access to the public, in the premises of the borrowers and in their own, in a manner clear and permanent, the following information:

I. Logotype;

II. Name or social reason;

III. Home, telephone, and

IV. Number or record of official authorization granted in favor of private enterprise.

Article 46. The authorization granted by the General Directorate is only an operator of the alarm and electronic monitoring service, the service provider does not comply business insurance business functions, in none of its types.

Article 47. The monitoring center for signal attention must comply with the following guidelines:

I. Establish a building dedicated exclusively to the monitoring, control and management of the signals, which will not be a place for sectors assigned to other activities and shall have at least two prior access doors prior to entry into that enclosure;

II. At all times, it will have physical, electronic and mechanical protection, avoiding direct observation from the outside;

III. To have at least one signal receiving equipment, which are generated by the systems installed in vehicles, homes, offices, companies and in various places; in addition to the fact that this equipment may be of a similar or digital nature, ensuring an unambiguous correspondence between the signals received;

IV. Meet the safety and health rules and regulations issued for safety and health;

V. Contar with computer and event monitoring management software and programs, which allow for proper recording of such signals;

VI. Having a continuous service electrical power generator and/or alternative system that ensures uninterrupted power service, as well as emergency lighting;

VII. Having a minimum of two operators per shift, intended for the specific tasks of monitoring, administering and controlling the signals;

VIII. Maintain the redundancy system to ensure continuity of service delivery, and

IX. Count at least 3 active telephone lines, each unique for the following functions:

a) Receiving tokens;

b) The report to the competent authorities and users of the received signals, and

c) The call attention of the general public.

Article 48. The service providers referred to in this Chapter shall display to the Directorate-General certified copy of the model contract of Services filed with the Federal Office of Consumer Protection, likewise, will give notice whenever its renewal is necessary, and exhibit the new authorized contract.

Article 49. In case a service provider subcontracts the monitoring service, the responsibility falls on the provider who contracted the borrower.

The outsourced service provider must comply with the provisions of this law.

Article 50. The service provider shall report in writing no longer than five working days, to the Directorate-General, in writing on any suspension temporary or final work, as well as the dissolution or liquidation of the service provider and any court proceedings which may result in the interruption of its activities, to the detriment of the that service.

TRANSIENT

FIRST.- This Law shall enter into force from the day following its publication in the Official Journal of the Federation.

SECOND.- The name of "Private Security Services", which is contained in regulations, laws as well as any legal provisions or administrative, will be understood as Private Security Services.

THIRD.- The service provider, who does not have the corresponding authorization, will have a term of ninety calendar days, counted from the entry in force of this Law, to regularise their situation.

FOURTH.- The service provider who, at the date of entry into force of this Law, has authorization or revalidation of the law to provide services of Private security in two or more federative entities, will have a term of ninety calendar days, counted from the entry into force of this Law, to regularise their situation according to the established in the same.

QUINTO.- The Regulation of this Law shall be issued within a period of not more than ninety working days following the date of its entry into force.

SIXTH.- Service providers who, at the date of entry into force of this Law, have authorization or revalidation granted by the Directorate, will have the Six months after the entry into force of this Law, in order to adhere to the obligations laid down in the law in the field of training.

SEVENTH.- Dealing with natural or moral persons engaged in the installation and marketing of shielding systems, they will be regulated in terms of the This Law and its Regulation, regardless of the territorial scope in which they operate, until as long as the federative entities modify their legal framework in matters of private security, in order to normalize such activity.

EIGHTH.- The Secretariat of Public Security shall modify the name of the General Directorate of Registration and Supervision to Private Security Companies and Services, by the Directorate-General for Private Security, within a period not longer than 30 working days following the date on which this Law enters into force.

Mexico, D.F., on April 27, 2006.-Dip. Marcela González Salas P., President.-Sen. Enrique Jackson Ramírez, President.-Dip. Marcos Morales Torres, Secretary.-Sen. Sara I. Castellanos Cortes, Secretary.-Rubicas. "

In compliance with the provisions of Article 89 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, and for their due publication and observance, I request the present Decree at the Federal Executive Branch, in Mexico City, Federal District, at the twenty-six days of June of two thousand six.- Vicente Fox Quesada.-Heading.-The Secretary of the Interior, Carlos Maria Abascal Carranza.-Heading.


TRANSIENT ITEMS OF REFORM DECREES

DECREE that various provisions of the Federal Private Security Act are reformed and added.

Published in the Official Journal of the Federation on January 27, 2011

Single article. Articles 2, fraction XII; 4; 16, second paragraph; 19; 25, fractions XV and XVII; 29, first paragraph; 30; 33, fraction II; 36; 42; Fractions III and V, and second paragraph; a third paragraph is added to Article 1; fractions XXXI and XXXII and one last paragraph to Article 32 of the Federal Private Security Act, to remain as follows:

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Transient

First. This Decree shall enter into force from 30 days after its publication in the Official Journal of the Federation.

Second. Natural or moral persons shall have a term of 60 calendar days, counted from the entry into force of this Decree, to regularise their situation in accordance with the reforms contained therein.

Third. The Regulation of this Law shall be adapted in accordance with the reforms contained in this Decree, within a period of not more than ninety days. The following are the business of the date of entry into force.

Mexico, D.F., as of October 28, 2010.-Dip. Jorge Carlos Ramírez Marin, President.-Sen. Manlio Fabio Beltrones Rivera, President.-Dip. Maria Guadalupe García Almanza, Secretary.-Sen. Martha Leticia Sosa Govea, Secretary.-Rubicas."

In compliance with the provisions of Article 89 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, and for their due publication and observance, I request this Decree in the Federal Executive Branch, in Mexico City, Federal District, at twenty-four January of two thousand eleven.- Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa.-Heading.-The Secretary of the Interior, José Francisco Blake Mora.-Heading.


DECREE that various provisions of the Federal Private Security Act are reformed and added.

Published in the Official Journal of the Federation on August 5, 2011

Single Article. Additional fractions XIV, XV, XVI and XVII of Article 2 are added; a fraction IV by cutting the numbering of the fractions to Article 15; (d) to the fourth subparagraph of Article 25 (d), and Article 25 (V) is reformed; Article 32 shall be added to a fraction of the XXXIbis; Title 7 shall be added, with the Single Chapter called "Warning and Monitoring Service Providers", Articles 45, 46, 47, 48, 49 and 50 of the Federal Private Security Act, to remain as follows:

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Transient

ONLY. This decree shall enter into force on the fifteenth day of its publication in the Official Journal of the Federation.

Mexico, D.F., to 29 April 2011.-Dip. Jorge Carlos Ramírez Marin, President.-Sen. Manlio Fabio Beltrones Rivera, President.-Dip. Maria de Jesus Aguirre Maldonado, Secretary.-Sen. Renan Cleominio Zoreda Novelo, Secretary.-Rubricas. "

In compliance with the provisions of Article 89 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, and for their due publication and observance, I request the present Decree in the Federal Executive Branch, in Mexico City, Federal District, at twenty-nine July of two thousand eleven.- Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa.-Heading.-The Secretary of the Interior, José Francisco Blake Mora.-Heading.


DECREE that reforms fractions XV and XVII, and fractions XXII and XXIII are added to Article 25 of the Federal Security Law Private.

Published in the Official Journal of the Federation on October 17, 2011

Single Article.-Fractions XV and XVII are reformed, and fractions XXII and XXIII are added to Article 25 of the Federal Private Security Act, to be as follows:

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TRANSIENT

Unique.-This Decree shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the Federation.

Mexico, D.F., to February 8, 2011.-Sen. Manlio Fabio Beltrones Rivera, President.-Dip. Jorge Carlos Ramírez Marin, President.-Sen. Martha Leticia Sosa Govea, Secretary.-Dip. Maria de Jesus Aguirre Maldonado, Secretary.-Rubicas."

In compliance with the provisions of Article 89 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, and for their due publication and observance, I request the present Decree in the Federal Executive Branch, in Mexico City, Federal District, to twelve of October of two thousand eleven.- Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa.-Rubrica.-The Secretary of the Interior, José Francisco Blake Mora.-Heading.