(a) Any person who has a private detective firm or investigative firm license shall be responsible for supervising any employee or other individual who conducts the private investigation business under the authority of such person's firm license, regardless of whether such employee or other individual receives compensation for conducting such business. Such supervision shall include providing any education or training that is reasonably necessary to ensure compliance with the requirements of this article.
(b) Any employee or individual who conducts the private investigation business under the authority of a private detective or investigative firm license shall:
(1) Satisfy the requirements of section two of this article, except that such person need not satisfy the education and training requirements contained in subdivision (7) of section two; and
(2) Authorize the secretary of state to review the records held by the division of public safety for any convictions that may be on record for such employee or individual.
(c) A holder of a private detective or investigative firm license is prohibited from authorizing any individual or employee to conduct a private investigation business if such individual does not comply with the requirements of this section.
(d) For every employee or individual who conducts the business of private investigation under the authority of a private detective or investigative firm license, the holder of such license must maintain a recent full-face photograph and one complete set of fingerprints on file at such firm's central business location in this state. Upon request, the holder of the firm license must release the photographs and fingerprints to the secretary of state.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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