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Private Officers Licensing

635 Woodland, Suite 2104
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
Phone:  816-889-6600
Fax:  816-889-6609

Hours:   7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
(New Applicants accepted from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.)

The Private Officers Licensing Unit is responsible for processing applications for private security licenses.  Rules, forms and frequently asked questions are provided to assist in the process.

Each applicant shall submit to photographing, fingerprinting and successfully pass a written examination.  Only cash, credit cards, money orders, cashier’s checks or checks drawn on accounts of licensed companies are accepted in payment of fees.  All fees are nonrefundable.  No personal checks.


This is a reminder regarding ANNUAL range qualifications.

As outlined in Title 17 of the Code of State Regulations, 10-2.055, (4), “ All applicants seeking licensure for positions for which firearms may be possessed MUST qualify annually with the firearm(s) on the department pistol range and under the supervision of the department’s firearms instructors. The firearms qualifications standards shall be in accordance with those established by department for its officers.”

If you have not qualified annually you will be issued an unarmed card.

ALL licenses, may be renewed three months prior to their expiration date displayed on their card.

Private Officers Licensing Fees

Private Officers Licensing Forms

Private Officers Licensing Frequently Asked Questions