Occupational Board Reform Act

General Information

Committee of Jurisdiction:Government, Military and Veterans Affairs
Occupation Regulated:Private Detectives, Private Detective Agencies, and Plain Clothes Investigators
Occupational Board:N/A
Contact:David Wilson
Purpose:Ensure that persons doing private police work and un-uniformed security are properly regulated so as to protect the public from potential harm. Private Detectives have access to sensitive information, will conduct investigations that involve inquiring abo
Regulated Professionals:357
Year Created:1959
Year Active:1959
Sunset Date:None


Statutory Authorization:71-3201 to 71-3213
Parent Agency:Secretary of State


Number of Members:
Who Appoints:
Legislative Approval:
Qualifications of Members:
Per Diem:
Expense Reimbursement:
Term Length:
Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:


Required FY 2019-2018:0
Held FY 2019-2018:0
Required FY 2018-2017:0
Held FY 2018-2017:0
Required FY 2017-2016:0
Held FY 2017-2016:0
Required FY 2016-2015:0
Held FY 2016-2015:0
Required FY 2015-2014:0
Held FY 2015-2014:0


Support Staff:3
Shared or Separate:Shared
FY 2019-2018 Budget:311512
FY 2018-2017 Budget:307841
FY 2017-2016 Budget:294656
FY 2016-2015 Budget:267197
FY 2015-2014 Budget:338134
Other Funding Sources:Fees from applicants/licenses; 71-3204
Spending Authority:71-3204; 71-3201 to 3213


Government Certificates Issued:296
Issued Certificate Descriptions:296 represents all licenses newly issued since 1/1/2014 for all three categories. Broken down by category: Plain Clothes Investigator -- 187 Private Detective Agency -- 71 Private Detective -- 38 Every licensee must renew every two years by June 3
Government Certificates Revoked:1
Revoked Certificate Descriptions:In 2016, we sought the revocation of a licensee who was convicted of Wire Fraud in federal court. In lieu of a hearing, the license agreed to surrender their license via a Stipulation and Consent Order.
Government Certificates Denied:4
Denied Certificate Descriptions:2 -- Failing the exam three times 1 -- Misdemeanor conviction of moral turpitude 1 -- Felony conviction not disclosed on application.
Government Certificates Penalties Against:0
Penalty Certificate Descriptions:N/A
Explanation of Effectiveness:https://nebraskalegislature.gov/pdf/SurveyDocs/explanation1572020617.pdf
Potential HarmInexperienced or incompetent private detectives will be given access to private, sensitive information—either their clients’ or through secure databases they are granted access to—which could cause harm if improperly disclosed. Persons with a history
Regulation Comparison:https://nebraskalegislature.gov/pdf/SurveyDocs/comparison1572020617.pdf
Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):No
Survey Submitted: October 25, 2019 11:23 AM