As an association we strive to keep you up-to-date on relevant information for your business. Please review the information below from the BSIS.


Senate Bill 547 (Chapter 429, Statutes of 2017) was signed into law by Governor Brown to extend the January 1, 2018 implementation date for the new assessment. Under the new law, the assessment will begin on a date to be determined by the Bureau but no later than July 1, 2018.  The Bureau is continuing its efforts to secure a third party vendor to administer the assessment.  Be assured that the Bureau will issue an interested parties email when a vendor is secured as well as notify BSIS certified firearms training facilities and instructors of the start date for the assessment.

You can review the changes made to the assessment start date in Business and Professions Code Section 7583.47 at

Are you preparing to take the exam for ASIS International’s Certified Protection Professional accreditation? Check out the information below regarding the review course offered by ASIS Interational Region 1 D. Click here to register.

And don’t forget to ask for CPP credit when you attend a CALSAGA event!

As an association we strive to keep you up-to-date on relevant information for your business. Please review the information below from the BSIS.

The Bureau has created two new email accounts to better assist you with the following issues:

Proposed Badge/Patch/Cap Design Submissions and Questions:  Use email
NOTE:  PPO applicants for licensure should NOT submit badge/patch/cap designs to the Bureau.  The Bureau does not review these designs until after a PPO license is issued.  Upon notification of your PPO license number, submit your Badge, Patch and/or Cap designs to this email address.  Information on the badge/patch/cap design submission process is on the Bureau’s webpage at

Certificate of Liability Insurance Submissions and Questions:  Use  NOTE:  Applicants for a PPO license should not submit their Certificates of Liability Insurance to this email account.  Applicants should submit their Certificates of Liability Insurance as part of the application packet process to   Information regarding Certificate of Liability Insurance requirements is on the Bureau’s webpage at

Mark your calendar! You are invited to attend the 2018 CALSAGA Annual Conference.

Schedule of events and speaker information will be available soon.

After much hard work on the part of the association, CALSAGA is very pleased to report that the Department of Justice has issued a bulletin to California law enforcement agencies concerning AB 2220.

AB 2220 allows a Private Patrol Operator to be a registered owner of a firearm. Additionally, this bill allows a security officer to be assigned a firearm by the PPO and for a firearm custodian to be designated by the PPO. Previous practices and statutes authorized the purchase, registration, and ownership of firearms by an individual, but not by a business entity. AB 2220 authorized business ownership and registration of firearms in the case of PPOs who are actively providing armed private contract security services. A PPO may assign firearms it owns to employees who are licensed to carry firearms by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.

As a result of AB 2220, a problem presented itself because the current Dealer Record of Sale (DROS) Entry System (DES) is not capable of recognizing a business as a firearm purchaser or owner. The Department of Justice intends to modify the DES and Automated Firearm System (AFS) to allow a PPO to be listed as the purchaser and registered owner of a firearm. Additionally, the DOJ intends to create a process for PPOs to submit a Certificate of Assignment to identify the employee of the PPO in AFS who has been assigned a firearm owned by the PPO. These changes are anticipated to be completed by July 1, 2019.

Those intentions were stated in the bulletin to law enforcement agencies. Furthermore, the bulletin cautioned that law enforcement personnel may continue to encounter armed security officers who have the requisite permits and qualifications to carry a firearm in the course of their duties, but who are not actually the registered owners of the firearm. Law enforcement agencies are advised that an assignment of a firearm to an eligible and licensed security officer by a PPO is not a violation of Penal Code 27545.

A link to the bulletin is included below. If your company employs armed officers, we recommend that they carry a hard copy of the bulletin on their person while on duty.

The dissemination of this bulletin is a victory in a hard-fought battle and we are sure will provide reassurance to members who employ armed officers. CALSAGA appreciates the opportunity to continue representing you and the needs of your business. Thank you for your continued membership and support.

Department of Justice Information Bulletin Regarding AB2220