The private security profession includes armed and unarmed security guards, personal protection officers, private investigators, alarm systems installers and monitors, armored car couriers, electronic access control device installers, and locksmiths.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Private Security Program regulates the private security profession in Texas. The private security profession includes armed and unarmed security guards, personal protection officers, private investigators, alarm systems installers and monitors, armored car couriers, electronic access control device installers, and locksmiths. DPS regulates the private security profession under the authority of the Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1702 and related administrative rules.

TEEX is licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Private Security Program as a Class F, Class Y, and Class O Training School.

Required Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Private Security Program Disclosure: Complaints regarding licenses F01229, Y00211, and O26286401 (Company Name: Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) – Institute for Law Enforcement & Protective Services Excellence (ILEPSE); Company Address: PO Box 40006, College Station, Tx 77842) should be submitted to the following:

  • Email
  • Mail: Texas Department of Public Safety
    Private Security – MSC 0241
    PO Box 4087
    Austin, Tx 78773-001
  • Phone: 512-424-7293
  • Fax: 512-424-7728

Only those courses listed below and for which you receive a TEEX-issued DPS certificate with the Class F, Class Y, or Class O designation shown are eligible for submission to Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Private Security Program at this time. If you did not receive your certificate with the Class F, Class Y, or Class O designation, or if there is another course you would like to have considered for credit submission, please contact TEEX via email at [email protected] with your inquiry. Do not contact DPS directly concerning TEEX course credit consideration requests.

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