gas and other chemical agents commonly used in the
security professions may only be used after the proper
training and certificate have been attained. The following
excerpts from the Business and Professions Code explain
3, CHAPTER 11.5, PRIVATE SECURITY SERVICES
Business & Professions Code Section 7583.35
Every licensee, qualified manager, or a registered
uniformed security guard, who in the course of his
or her employment carries tear gas or any other non-lethal
chemical agent, shall complete the required course
pursuant to Section 12403.5 of the Penal Code.
& Professions Code Section 7583.36
A licensee shall not permit any employee to carry
tear gas or any other nonlethal chemical agent prior
to ascertaining that the employee is proficient in
the use of tear gas or other nonlethal chemical agent.
Evidence of proficiency shall include a certificate
from a training facility approved by the Department
of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Security and Investigative
Services that the person is proficient in the use
of tear gas or any other nonlethal chemical agent.
& Professions Code Section 7583.37 (Excerpt)
director may assess fines as enumerated in Article
7 (commencing with Section 7587). Assessment of administrative
fines shall be independent of any other action by
or any local, state, or federal governmental agency
that may result from a violation of this article.
In addition to other prohibited acts under this chapter,
no licensee, qualified manager, or registered security
guard shall, during the course and scope of licensed
activity, do any of the following: . . .
(d) Carry or use tear gas or any other
nonlethal chemical agent in the performance of his
or her duties unless he or she has in his or her possession
proof of completion of a course in the carrying and
use of tear gas or any other nonlethal chemical agent.
PENAL CODE SECTIONS
any other provision of law, a person holding a license
as a private investigator or private patrol operator
issued pursuant to Chapter 11 (commencing with Section
7500), Division 3 of the Business and Professions
Code, or uniformed patrolmen employees of a private
patrol operator, may purchase, possess, or transport
any tear gas weapon, if it is used solely for defensive
purposes in the course of the activity for which the
license was issued and if the person has satisfactorily
completed a course of instruction approved by the
Department of Consumer Affairs in the use of tear
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