Amendment of Rules Governing Nonpublic School Security Guard Program

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:1)

Comment By: 
Friday, October 4, 2019
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Amendment to The Rules 

On January 5, 2016, Local Law 2 of 2016 (“the Law”) was enacted.  The Law empowers the Mayor of the City of New York (“the Mayor”) to authorize a program that will reimburse qualifying nonpublic schools for the cost of purchasing certain security services.  In a letter dated March 30, 2016, the Mayor authorized this reimbursement program for the 2016-17 school year.  The Law also authorizes the Mayor to designate an agency or agencies to administer the reimbursement program.  In a letter dated March 10, 2016, the Mayor designated the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (“DCAS”) to administer the Law.  Finally, the Law authorizes DCAS to promulgate rules for the administration of the reimbursement program. 

The amendment to the rules:


Requires that a Security Guard Company perform a criminal history check as part of its background investigation for its Security Guards;


Adds a requirement for Security Guard companies to immediately submit changed information to DCAS;

  • Clarifies the time frame that DCAS shall respond to each school following the submissions of their application; 
  • Revises the training and communication equipment requirements that applies to security guards; 
  • Establishes the requirement that the security guard company enroll in PASSPort.
Public Hearing

Amendment of Rules Governing Nonpublic School Security Guard Program

Public Hearing Date: 
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 10:00am

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125 Worth Street 2nd Floor Auditorium
New York, NY 10013