Security & Investigative Compliance
As part of its mission, the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services actively investigates complaints against its licensees and works to punish unlicensed business operations. This includes the suspension and revocation of licenses and seeking administrative, criminal, and civil sanctions against violators. Undercover sting and sweep operations are conducted on an ongoing basis throughout all of California. BSIS also educates consumers, administers examinations to validate prospective licensees, and issues licenses and permits.