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    Does anyone know what, if anything, is required to advertise armed courier services? Would it make you a "security guard" and require the associated licensing?

    If patrons could simply request that their courier be armed, is that the same thing?

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    I think you'd have to pass the test for private investigators, armed security, etc, to get the license/permit for that industry. Once you did that, you'd probably be fine.

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    compmanio365 wrote:
    I think you'd have to pass the test for private investigators, armed security, etc, to get the license/permit for that industry.* Once you did that, you'd probably be fine.
    Exactly. You have to be pass a test to become licensed as an armed security guard.
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    Armed security also requires a bond.

    My company is antigun, yet the armed security guard for the ATM is allowed to walk right in. So I checked into what you have to do to be a armed security guard. I got licensed, hired as a part time guard as the same ATM supply company and put up a bond.... I still can't carry at my company....

    WA state info:
    http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/secur...ggetarmed.html

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    Ahh yes, the armed "security guard".

    You can advertise yourself as "An Armed Courier Service", as long as you don't try to pass yourself off in any way as being state licensed. I'm sure you are familiar with the myriad of security companies that have their own patrol cars wandering around the state with the words... certified, bonded and insured, painted or laminated on the side or back.

    Without a state licenses, you are not, and you cannot advertise yourself as being so. BUT that being said, there is no law what so ever keeping you from hiring yourself out as an "Armed"....whatever.

    You simply have to carry just like everyone else. You have to disclose your "private contractor" status to any customer, and you don't get the same nifty protections like would licensed security.

    Contract security is basically what you would be doing (assuming your courier service is your own business), and is a whole world in and of itself because you are taking on the entire responsibility and liability if anything happens.

    Give me a PM and I will talk to you about the ups and downs of that world, provided you are serious.


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