Private Security Services Act 2004

Prohibition of unlicensed security service.

37.—(1) A private security employer or an individual referred to in any of the paragraphs of the definition of “security service” in section 2 (1) shall not, on or after the commencement of the paragraph concerned, provide a security service or hold himself or herself out or represent himself or herself by—

(a) advertisement,

(b) displaying any shield, card or other object purporting to indicate that he or she is a licensee, or

(c) otherwise,

as available to provide such a service unless the individual is the holder of a licence under this Act authorising him or her to provide that particular service.

(2) Subsection (1) applies, with the necessary modifications, in relation to a body corporate and an unincorporated body of persons as it applies in relation to an individual.

(3) A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and liable—

(a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding €3,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both, or

(b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or both.