Private Security Services

DCJS only accepts the most recent versions of the applications provided on our website. DCJS is not responsible for processing delays associated with forms that do not conform to this requirement.

Private Security Services reviews and processes all applications for registration, certification and licensure for individuals, businesses and training schools involved in providing private security services. Staff is also responsible for providing technical assistance to our constituents and is granted statutory authority to proceed with enforcement action against regulants in an effort to protect the public from unlicensed and unethical business practices.

Customer Service Center:Phone - 804.786.4700 
Fax - 804.786.6344
To mail Applications and Correspondence:PO Box 1300
Richmond VA 23218
To conduct business at our office:1100 Bank Street
Richmond VA 23219
To contact us by email:Click here


Below is a list of the types of registrations, certifications and licensures provided by Private Security Services as defined by the Code of Virginia. Click on the appropriate title to learn about registration, certification or licensure procedures, including information on training requirements and how to apply and renew the registration, certification or license.