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Licensing Area: Private Detective and Guard

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Contact Information for Frequently Called Numbers

 

Professional and Vocational Licensing
(808) 586-3000

  • Request an application
  • Inquire about licensing requirements
  • Applicants can check on the status of an application
  • Inquire about licensee maintenance requirements

 

RICO Consumer Resource Center
(808) 587-3295 or (808) 587-4272

 

Business Registration Division
(808) 586-2727

  

Executive Officer

Charlene Tamanaha

Telephone
(808) 586-2705

Residents on the neighbor islands may call by dialing the following toll free numbers followed by the last 5 digits of the phone numbers above and the # sign:

Kauai   274-3141
Maui   984-2400
Hawaii   974-4000
Lanai & Molokai   1-800-468-4644

Address:
DCCA-PVL
Att: PDG
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801

Email:

detective@dcca.hawaii.gov


License Categories

  • Private Detective or Guard Agency
  • Private Detective or Guard
  • Guard Employee


Renewal

Biennial June 30 every even numbered year.

Failure to timely renew by the renewal date will result in the forfeiture of the license. After the renewal date, the forfeited license may be restored within 1 year and subject to meeting restoration requirements. Failure to restore a forfeited license within 1 year after the renewal date will result in the termination of the license and the person must apply as a new applicant and meet current licensing requirements.

Pursuant to Section 436B-14.5, HRS, any license held by a member of the armed forces, National Guard, or a reserve component that expires, is forfeited, or deemed delinquent while the member is on active duty and deployed during a state or national crisis shall be restored if certain restoration requirements are met.  Military Renewal and Restoration Information Sheet.

Regulating Body

Board of Private Detectives and Guards

Board Composition
7 Members

Douglas H. Inouye, Public, Chairperson

Gary Yabuta, Police Chief, Vice-Chairperson

Edward Akiona, Industry

Kenneth Chang, Industry

Ray Galas, Public

Darryl Perry, Police Chief

Keali'i Lopez, Ex-officio/Director of DCCA

Qualifications
1 Private Detective
1 Guard
2 Chiefs of Police
2 Public
Director of DCCA as Ex-Officio

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