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Our Response to COVID-19

​We at the Minnesota Board of Private Detective and Protective Agent Services want to ensure you all that we have a Continuity of Operations plan and are able to keep the agency functioning, at a limited capacity. Our agency staff is working remotely and will have access to their emails, although email responses may be delayed. We are actively working to establish temporary, remote phone numbers which our staff can be reached at during this time period. If you have any questions during this time, you may direct them to our general email line, Agency staff has access to this email and can respond to your inquiries. We are working towards safety and efficiency throughout the Investigative and Security industry as this fluid situation progresses. As an agency, we are doing what we can to limit the burden on this industry. We appreciate your continued cooperation throughout this time. Thank you!

If you have any questions regarding our agency and what COVID-19 may be effecting, please refer to our "COVID-19 Updates" page to read up on all of our updates.

Upcoming Board Meetings

Due to the current Stay at Home Executive Order and to ensure the safety of our Board members, staff, and guests, our upcoming Board Meetings will be held via Zoom conference call. The details of the Meetings will be posted closer to the meeting date. Please be advised, these meetings will run just as any other Board meeting would, the only difference being that this will be over teleconference. Please be patient as our Agency and Board members are working through this constantly changing situation. If you do choose to attend the meeting via the Zoom call, please keep your microphones on mute out of respect for the meeting. If you have any questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to our 'COVID-19 Updates' page. 

Please allow some time to see the meeting details posted here closer to the meeting date. 


If you cannot connect to audio via the Zoom link, you may call in with this number: 1-312-626-6799, followed by the meeting ID and your member ID. 


Please refer to the instruction page below if you have any questions regarding how to listen in to the meeting. 


​Zoom Meeting Instructions​​

The Board Meeting Agenda will also be posted for your convenience closer to the meeting date.​


The mission of the Private Detective and Protective Agent Services Board is to ensure investigative and security service practitioners meet statutory qualifications and training for licensure, and maintain standards set forth in Minnesota Statutes and Administrative Rules.

The Board is a five-member panel, comprised of one licensed private detective, one licensed protective agent, one law enforcement representative, and two public members. The Board oversees more than 300 investigative and security license holders. Growth of these services can be seen in the increase in new licensees, along with the reissuance of well over 100 licenses annually.

The increased use and visibility of these services contribute to the safety and protection of people and property. The Board monitors, educates and disciplines license holders, using its authority to ensure statute; rules and standards are being met. The Board identifies concerns regarding the changes in government public safety efforts and these privately provided services.