Revisions to Private Security Licensing Under Review in Wisconsin

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A push in Wisconsin to roll back occupational licensing regulations is gaining steam – and private security is one of the occupations on the list.

Billed as a top legislative priority by Senate Republicans the legislators plan to assess whether Wisconsin’s licensing requirements exceed the national average and to eliminate those without “legitimate public safety benefits.”

Lest you think this is a partisan effort, the review is supported by the Obama White House, which argued that excessive requirements were placing unnecessary burdens on those trying to enter a profession.

Many, but not all, states require some form of licensing. Will these efforts ignite a state by state procedural review? Are regulations covering the security industry excessive? Read the article, and the White House fact sheet, and tell us what you think.

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