Article 1 General Provisions 32-2601 – 32-2610
Article 2 Agency Licensing 32-2611 – 32-2617
Article 3 Registration Certificates 32-2621 – 32-2625
Article 4 Regulation 32-2632 – 32-2642

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 32 > Chapter 26

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Advertising: means submitting bids, contracting or making known by any public notice, publication or solicitation of business, directly or indirectly, that services regulated under this chapter are available for consideration. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • 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 security guard service in this state. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Applicant: means a person who has submitted a completed application and all required application and fingerprint processing fees. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Armed security guard: means a registered security guard who wears, carries, possesses or has access to a firearm at any time during the course of employment. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Associate: means a person who is a partner or corporate officer in a security guard agency. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Board: means the private investigator and security guard hearing board established by section 32-2404. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: means an adjudication of guilt by a federal, state or local court resulting from trial or plea, including a plea of no contest, regardless of whether or not the adjudication of guilt was set aside or vacated. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • 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.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Department: means the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Director: means the director of the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Emergency action: means a summary suspension of a license pending revocation, suspension or probation in order to protect the public health, safety or welfare. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • 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 32-2601
  • 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 32-2601
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Firearms safety training instructor: means a person who provides classroom and range instruction to applicants for armed security guard certification. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • 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, to an associate or to a registrant. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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.
  • Letter of concern: means an advisory letter to notify a licensee or registrant that while there is insufficient evidence to support probation, suspension or revocation of a license or registration the department believes the licensee or registrant should modify or eliminate certain practices and that continuation of the activities that led to the information being submitted to the department may result in further disciplinary action against the person's license or registration. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Licensee: means a person to whom an agency license is granted pursuant to article 2 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • 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 security guard service: means any agency, individual or employer in the business of furnishing to the public for hire, fee or reward dogs, watchmen, patrol services, private security guards or other persons to protect human life or to prevent the theft or the misappropriation or concealment of goods, wares, merchandise, money, bonds, stocks, notes, choses in action or other property, valuable documents, papers and articles of value. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • 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
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Qualifying party: means the individual who meets the qualifications under this chapter for an agency license. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Registrant: means an employee of a licensed agency who is qualified to perform the services of a security guard. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • 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 32-2601
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Security guard: means any person employed by a private security guard service or proprietary company as a watchman, patrolman, bodyguard, personal protection guard or private security guard or any other person who performs security guard services, but does not include any regularly commissioned police or peace officer or railroad police appointed pursuant to section 40-856. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Security guard training instructor: means a person who provides instruction to applicants for unarmed security guard certification. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • 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
  • Unprofessional conduct: means any of the following:

    (a) Engaging or offering to engage by fraud or misrepresentation in activities regulated by this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2601

  • Wilfully: means , with respect to conduct or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person is aware or believes that the person's conduct is of that nature or that the circumstance exists. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215