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Bruce Gordon, Director of Communications
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December 16, 2016
Commissioner Dohman Makes Appointment to Board of Private Detective and Protective Agent Services
ST. PAUL — Department of Public Safety (DPS) Commissioner Mona Dohman has appointed Kip Sandoz to the Board of Private Detective and Protective Agent Services.

Sandoz of Elk River has been in the protective agent industry for over 40 years and is currently the Area Vice President of Securitas Security Services in Roseville, Minnesota.  He has been a licensed private detective & protective agent since 1996 and is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) as well as a Certified Anti-Terrorist Specialist (CAS).  He previously worked at Pinkerton’s Inc., Burns International Security Services and has been a peace officer with Lino Lakes and Circle Pines.  He is appointed as the licensed protective agent member replacing former member Steve Wohlman.  His term will end January 6, 2020.  

The mission of the Board is to ensure investigative and security service practitioners meet statutory qualifications and training for licensure, and maintain standards established in Minnesota statutes. The board comprises five members appointed by the Public Safety commissioner, and oversees more than 350 investigative and security license holders that employ over 8,000 people.


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