Article - Business Occupations and Professions
(a) In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Central Repository” means the Criminal Justice Information System Central Repository of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
(c) “Certification card” means a card issued by the Secretary under § 19-405 of this title to an individual certified as a security guard.
(d) “Firm” means a partnership or corporation.
(e) “Firm member” means a partner of a partnership or an officer or director of a corporation.
(f) “License” means, unless the context requires otherwise, a license issued by the Secretary to conduct a business to provide security guard services.
(g) “Licensed security guard agency” means a person who is licensed by the Secretary to conduct a business that provides security guard services.
(h) “Representative member” means a firm member who is appointed under § 19-302(b) of this title to act on behalf of the firm.
(i) “Secretary”, unless the context requires otherwise, means the Secretary of State Police.
(j) “Security guard” means an individual who provides security guard services to any person on behalf of a security guard agency, regardless of whether the individual is described as a security guard, watchman, or private patrolman or by other title.
(k) (1) “Security guard agency” means a person who conducts a business that provides security guard services.
(2) “Security guard agency” does not include a person that is primarily engaged in the business of owning, maintaining, or otherwise managing property.
(l) “Security guard services” includes any activity that is performed for compensation as a security guard to protect any individual or property, except the activities of an individual while performing as:
(1) a marine guard or ship watchman, regardless of whether the guard or watchman is stationed aboard a ship or on a pier; or
(2) a special police officer appointed and while performing under Title 3, Subtitle 3 of the Public Safety Article or § 16-16 of the Code of Public Local Laws of Baltimore City.