The Authority was established under the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010. The Authority replaced the Private Investigators and Security Guards Registrar.
How the Authority is chosen
The Authority is appointed by the Governor-General on the advice of the Minister of Justice. They must have at least 5 years’ experience as a barrister or solicitor of the High Court. Appointments to the position are for a term of 3 years, and a person may be reappointed.
The current Authority is Trish McConnell.
Laws that cover our work
The Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority is governed by the following laws: