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Special Police License

Statewide License

A special police officer is an individual at least 18 years of age and hired by an entity who is granted special police for their business location. A special police officer obtains a commission, granted by the Governor of the state of Maryland, to protect the property of the entity and has powers of arrest on the property as described in the application.

A special police officer is an individual at least 18 years old, who holds a commission granted by the Governor. Generally, a commission authorizes the officer to arrest individuals who trespass or commit offenses on the property described in the commission, exercise the powers of a police officer on the property described in the commission, and exercise the powers of a police officer in a county or municipal corporation associated with the property described in the commission, and direct and control traffic on public highways and roadways in the immediate vicinity of the property described in the commission

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Valid for 3 Years Revised : No Date
90 Days Approval time
$60-$100 Application cost
60-120 mins Average completion time

How to get your license?

Obtaining the License

Steps, requirements and documents

An applicant must be at least 18 years of age.

All original applications require FBI and CJIS fingerprint submissions.

Applicants must submit two (2) color passport type photographs of the applicant . The photographs must be taken within the last 30 days.


How do I apply?

Apply or register

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How do I maintain or renew my license?

Maintaining Your License

Renewal after 3 Years

You may need to meet or abide by all of the following requirements
in order to maintain or renew your license

Submit the renewal application 90 days prior to expiration.

License issuer

Agency/Contact

Information

Who issues the license?

Maryland Department of State Police
mdsp.maryland.gov

Contact information

Sgt. Bowers
Tel: (410) 653-4457 / Fax: (410) 653-4332
Work hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Address: 1111 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208

Where can I find more information?

Resources and Links

Visit the following websites for additional information


How do I apply?

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