§ 32-2401 Definitions
§ 32-2402 Administration by director; duty to keep records; rules; criminal history records checks
§ 32-2404 Private investigator and security guard hearing board; qualifications; appointments; terms; compensation; immunity
§ 32-2405 Powers and duties of hearing board
§ 32-2406 Hearings and special meetings
§ 32-2407 Fees; renewal of license or registration certificate
§ 32-2408 Department of public safety licensing fund
§ 32-2409 Exemptions
§ 32-2410 Power of local authorities
§ 32-2411 License required; violation; classification
§ 32-2412 Good cause exceptions for misdemeanor and felony offenses
§ 32-2413 Reciprocal agreements
§ 32-2414 Licensure or registration of peace officers prohibited

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 32 > Chapter 24 > Article 1 - General Provisions

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • adequate records: means records containing, at a minimum, sufficient information to identify the client, the dates of service, the fee for service, the payments for service, the type of service given and copies of any reports that may have been made. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Agency license: means a certificate that is authenticated by the department and that attests that a qualifying party is authorized to conduct the business of private investigations in this state. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Applicant: means a person who has submitted a completed application and all required application and fingerprint processing fees. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Associate: means a person who is a partner or corporate officer in a private investigation agency. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Board: means the private investigator and security guard hearing board established by section 32-2404. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Director: means the director of the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Employee: means an individual who works for an employer, is listed on the employer's payroll records and is under the employer's direction and control. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Employer: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter, who employs an individual for wages or salary, who lists the individual on the employer's payroll records and who withholds all legally required deductions and contributions. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Identification card: means a card issued by the department to a qualified applicant for an agency license, an associate or a registrant. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Insurance adjuster: means a person other than a private investigator who, for any consideration, engages in any of the activities prescribed in the definition of private investigator in this section in the course of adjusting or otherwise participating in the disposal of any claim under or in connection with a policy of insurance. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Licensee: means a person to whom an agency license is granted pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Peace officers: means sheriffs of counties, constables, marshals, policemen of cities and towns, commissioned personnel of the department of public safety, personnel who are employed by the state department of corrections and the department of juvenile corrections and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, peace officers who are appointed by a multicounty water conservation district and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by community college district governing boards and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by the Arizona board of regents and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by the governing body of a public airport pursuant to section 28-8426 and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, peace officers who are appointed by a private postsecondary institution pursuant to section 15-1897 and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board and special agents from the office of the attorney general, or of a county attorney, and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Private investigator: means a person other than an insurance adjuster or an on-duty peace officer as defined in section 1-215 who, for any consideration, engages in business or accepts employment to:

    (a) Furnish, agree to make or make any investigation for the purpose of obtaining information with reference to:

    (i) Crime or wrongs done or threatened against the United States or any state or territory of the United States. See Arizona Laws 32-2401

  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Qualifying party: means the individual meeting the qualifications under this chapter for an agency license. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Registrant: means an employee of a licensed agency qualified to perform the services of the agency. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Registration certificate: means a certificate that is authenticated by the department and that attests that an employee of a business holding an agency license has satisfactorily complied with article 3 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215