Certification Unit

The Certification Unit is responsible for licensing private detectives, Watch Guard Patrol agencies, Special State Police appointments and conducting various background investigations for police-related agencies.

Our Certification Unit's main function is to perform background investigations and process applicants for private detective, watch guard patrol, and Special State Police appointments. The Unit is tasked with conducting eight different types of background investigations, three of which are relative to public licenses. They are recruit training candidates, Department of State Police civilian employees, private detectives, Watch Guard Patrol Agency, Special State Police, Department of State Police interns, temporary employees, and in-state and out-of-state backgrounds requested from outside agencies.


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