There are two primary schools of thought on whether multiple professionals and trade practitioners should be licensed. One school says there is too much licensing representing too much government overreach and the other says we need licensing wherever there is regular interaction with the public.
It can be argued that in the last decade we have seen licensing and regulation overreach in some states and by the federal government that could adversely impact job seekers and someone interested in entering a certain trade or profession. However, the licensing of private investigators (PI) and security guard companies (SG) is necessary to protect the public from unscrupulous, predatory and unqualified operators and to provide a necessary level of quality assurance to law firms, corporations, small business owners and the public at large.
There is no economic value to the state or federal governments or to the public at large in the deregulation of the PI and SG sectors, and in fact it is highly probable that deregulation could lead to negative consequences in a substantial increase in consumer frauds and additional burdens on our courts and law enforcement communities.
Private investigation firms and security guard agencies routinely handle or protect sensitive business and personal matters for their clients, which require...Read More