As you have likely already learned, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors

Included as one of the sixteen Critical Infrastructure Sectors, the Emergency Services Sector website states: 

The ESS also includes private sector resources, such as industrial fire departments, private security organizations, and private emergency medical services providers.

This is a major win for our industry and an effort that our entire staff has been working hard to accomplish. The mission of the Emergency Services Sector is to save lives, protect property and the environment, assist communities impacted by disasters, and aid recovery during emergencies. We believe that our industry and our members will play a large role in these efforts. 

Many of our members have already submitted requests for expedited guard card processing so that you can get more officers to work. If you missed the announcement yesterday, BSIS Chief Lynne Andres has agreed to work with CALSAGA to expedite the processing of new Guard Cards. CALSAGA will reach out the BSIS on your behalf; guard cards should be processed within a few days. Our advocacy in this regard is available exclusively to current CALSAGA members as a benefit of membership. (**Updated to Add: As of 6/1/2020, the BSIS has resumed all normal application processing activities.)

Expedited Guard Cards for Officers Working for CALSAGA Member Companies:

      • Submit new Guard Card applications online through BreEZe
        • Existing requirements for training and Live Scan are still in place.
      • Email the following information to
        • Company Name and Contact Phone Number
        • Officer First and Last Name
        • Officer Date of Birth
        • Officer Social Security Number
        • ATI Number

The stay-at-home order is in effect throughout the State of California. Essential services will remain open such as:

  • Gas stations
  • Pharmacies 
  • Food: Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants 
  • Banks
  • Laundromats/laundry services

We applaud the efforts of you and your officers. Thank you for what you do. Stay safe!