Private Investigator DRC

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Disciplinary Review Committee History

The Private Investigator Disciplinary Review Committees (DRC) was established for the purpose of considering appeals from private investigator applicants and licensees of the Bureau's denials, suspensions and revocations as well as the assessment of administrative fines.

The DRC consists of five members appointed by the Governor with three members actively engaged in the business of a licensed private investigator and two members from the general public.

Duties of the Private Investigator Disciplinary Review Committee

The DRC provides a private investigator applicant or licensee a process to appeal the Bureau's decision relating to denials, suspensions, revocations, and the Bureau's imposition of administrative fines. Specifically, Business and Professions Code Section 7519.2 states:

(a) The Private Investigator Disciplinary Review Committee shall perform the following functions:

(1) Affirm, rescind, or modify all decisions concerning administrative fines assessed by the bureau against private investigators that are appealed to the committee.

(2) Affirm, rescind, or modify all decisions concerning denial, suspension, or revocation of licenses or permits issued by the bureau, except denials, suspensions, or revocations ordered by the director in accordance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code that are appealed to the committee.

(b) The committee may grant a probationary license with respect to the appealed decisions described in subdivision (a).

(c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2017.