Ministry of the
Solicitor General

Private security and investigative services

Private security and investigative services

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The Ministry of the Solicitor General regulates Ontario’s private security and investigative services industry including licensing all security guards, private investigators and agencies. Employers and businesses that directly employ in-house security staff must also register with the ministry.

The ministry oversees security guards and private investigators in Ontario so they carry out their work professionally, effectively, safely and lawfully. It also investigates complaints against security guards, private investigators and their employers.


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