The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 26: Professions and Occupations

Chapter 59: PRIVATE INVESTIGATIVE AND SECURITY SERVICES

Sub-Chapter 02: State Board Of Private Investigative And Security Services

26 V.S.A. § 3162. Powers and duties



§ 3162. Powers and duties

The board may:

(1) Adopt rules necessary for the performance of its duties.

(2) Conduct any necessary hearings in connection with the issuance, renewal, denial, suspension, or revocation of a license or registration or otherwise related to the disciplining of a licensee, registrant, or applicant.

(3) Receive and investigate complaints and charges of unprofessional conduct against any holder of a license or registration, or any applicant. The board shall investigate all complaints in which there are reasonable grounds to believe that unprofessional conduct has occurred.

(4) Conduct examinations and pass upon the qualifications of applicants for a license or registration.

(5) Issue subpoenas and administer oaths in connection with any authorized investigation, hearing, or disciplinary proceeding.

(6) Take or cause depositions to be taken as needed in any investigation, hearing, or proceeding.

(7) Adopt rules establishing a security guard or private investigator training program, consisting of not fewer than 40 hours of training, as a prerequisite to registration. Full-time employees shall complete the training program prior to being issued a permanent registration. Part-time employees shall complete not fewer than eight hours of training prior to being issued a part-time employee temporary registration which shall be valid for 180 days. The remaining training hours for part-time employees shall be completed within the temporary registration period of 180 days or before the employee has worked 500 hours, whichever occurs first. The part-time employee temporary registration shall expire after 180 days or 500 hours. For the purposes of this section, "part-time employee" means an employee who works no more than 80 hours per month. The board may prioritize training subjects to require that certain subject areas are covered in the initial eight hours of training required for part-time employees.

(8) Adopt rules establishing continuing education requirements and establish or approve continuing education programs to assist a licensee or registrant in meeting these requirements. (Added 1981, No. 98, § 1; amended 1989, No. 250 (Adj. Sess.), § 4(d); 1995, No. 144 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 2001, No. 151 (Adj. Sess.), § 28, eff. June 27, 2002; 2005, No. 27, § 89a.)