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.