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State has big backlog of guard applications

Security workers await processing of paperwork by a government board overseeing their industry

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 26, 2013

~~<p>Limited staffing and a last-minute rush by security guards to comply with a new law governing the industry has resulted in a backlog of more than 2,300 applications for identification cards awaiting processing by the state Board of Private Detectives and Guards.</p>
<p>At the center of the issue is Act 208 of 2010, which required that by June 30, 2013, all Hawaii security guards go through an eight-hour instructional class, be fingerprinted, undergo background checks and obtain registration cards from the board, which is part of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.</p>
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Limited staffing and a last-minute rush by security guards to comply with a new law governing the industry has resulted in a backlog of more than 2,300 applications for identification cards awaiting processing by the state Board of Private Detectives and Guards.

At the center of the issue is Act 208 of 2010, which required that by June 30, 2013, all Hawaii security guards go through an eight-hour instructional class, be fingerprinted, undergo background checks and obtain registration cards from the board, which is part of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Login for more...



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