Security guard policy development

In November 2017, Denver adopted Council Bill 17-1177(PDF, 274KB), which replaced the previous merchant guard and merchant guard company licenses with security guard and private security employer licenses. On May 11, 2018 Denver Excise and Licenses held a public hearing on proposed rules for implementing the new ordinance. The Department later adopted the Rules Governing Security Guards and Private Security Employers(PDF, 269KB). The new ordinance and rules went into effect on Nov. 1st, 2018.

Security guard revised ordinance(PDF, 274KB)

Security guard final rules(PDF, 269KB)

Public hearing presentation(PDF, 413KB)

Security Guard Advisory Committee

The City and County of Denver convened an advisory committee to make recommendations for rules and regulations related to the revised security guard licensing ordinance as adopted by City Council.

Advisory Committee Members

• Molly Duplechian (Denver Department of Excise and Licenses) (Chair)

• Su Cho (City Attorney's Office)

• Michael Mosco (Denver Police Department)

• Joe Delmonico (Denver Police Department)

• Ricky Bennet (Blue Line Protection Group)

• David Bradley (Colorado Fingerprinting)

• Susan Cobb (Advanced Professional Security)

• Scott Denison (Loomis)

• Stephanie Fransen (True Security)

• Nick Hoover (Colorado Restaurant Association)

• Amie Mayhew (Colorado Hotel and Lodgers Association)

• Rochelle Montez (Securitas)

• Kateri Nelson (Allied Universal)

• Tony Lopez (HSS)

• Michael Vigil (Denver Metro Protective Services)

• Eugene Wade (Downtown Denver Partnership)

Other documents:

Security guard advisory committee causes for denial(PDF, 201KB)

Security guard advisory committee private security businesses and private security guards unlawful acts(PDF, 201KB)

Security guard advisory committee public hearing meeting minutes (May 11, 2018)(PDF, 303KB)

Advisory Committee Meetings

Meeting 1 - Jan. 24, 2018

201 W Colfax Ave - Room 4.F.6

Meeting 2 - Feb. 7, 2018

201 W Colfax Ave - Room 4.F.6

Meeting 3 - Feb. 21, 2018

1437 Bannock St - Room 377