Security Service Licenses

The term Security Service or Security System is defined to be any service or system which purports to furnish or does furnish to members or subscribers for a consideration, or otherwise, any watch-man or guard, either uniformed or otherwise, to patrol any disctrict in the city, or to guard or watch any property, or to perform any service usually and customarily performed by the regular patrolmen of the police department of the city.  This will also include the performance by any person of guard duty at any public or private place or at any public function.

There are three types of Licenses: Conditional, Temporary, and Yearly.

A license is required each security guard.  Licensing for unarmed security only.  All training or testing is the responsibility of hiring agency.  The person applying for such a license must complete a Security Guard License Application (Top portion Only).  The form may be downloaded here or obtained at Sikeston Department of Public Safety, 201 S. Kingshighway, Sikeston. 

Each applicant must:

  • Provide a MO Driver's License.
  • Provide a Social Security Card.
  • Be a resident of Missouri.
  • Have a copy of MSHP Criminal background check. (Provided by employer.)
  • Provide two (2) 2" x 2" (passport type) photographs. (Note: Photos are not taken at police station or City Hall).
  • Submit to fingerprinting administered by Sikeston DPS.
  • Present a certificate of liability insurance (provided by employer) for:
    • $100,000 - personal injury to or death of any one person in any one accident,
    • $300,000 - personal injury to or death of 2 or more persons in any one accident,
    • $25,000 - damage to property in any one accident
  • Pay $25.00 fee (annualy, if applicable) to City Collector upon DPS and City Manager approval.