Chief Protective Services offers a variety of experienced full and part time security officers, many in which are off-duty police officers and/or ex law enforcement officers. Before a potential officer is considered for employment they must meet the following criteria:

  • Current and Valid Guard Card
  • Experience in the Security Field
  • Pass a Report Writing Exam
  • Verifiable Employment History
  • Clean Criminal and Civil Background
  • Unblemished DMV History
  • Drug Tested Before and During Employment
  • Extensive Background Check

You can be assured we maintain only the highest standards when employing our guards.


Chief Protective Services, Inc. offers the Guard Card Process and can assist individuals in acquiring a Guard Card License. The fee is $172.00. This includes the following:

Powers to Arrest Test

Bureau of Security and Investigative Services On-line Application

Fingerprinting and Background Check (Provided by the Department of Justice).

Once the guard card process is completed it takes about 7 to 10 days to clear with the State of California and once cleared you will receive a copy of your guard card license in the mail. Once your guard card is received you can work as an Security Officer in the State of California.

If you are interested in the process please feel free to contact our office to make an appointment or walk ins are welcome between 9am and 4pm. We accept Cash, Visa or Mastercard.