Alarm Company Operator DRC

Disciplinary Review Committee History

The Alarm Company Operator Disciplinary Review Committee (DRC) was established for the purpose of considering appeals from alarm company operator, qualified manager, and agent applicants and licensees of the Bureauís 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 as alarm company operators and two members from the general public. Effective January 1, 2013, the DRC was given the authority to grant a probationary license, certificate, registration, or permit.

Duties of the Disciplinary Review Committee

The DRC provides an alarm company operator, qualified manager or agent applicant/licensee an alternate process to appeal the Bureauís decision relating to denials, suspensions, revocations, and the Bureauís imposition of administrative fines. Specifically, Business and Professions Code Section 7591.18 states:

(a) The Alarm Company Operator Disciplinary Review Committee shall perform the following functions:
(1) Affirm, rescind, or modify all appealed initial Bureau decisions concerning administrative fines assessed by the bureau against alarm company operators or their employees.
(2) Affirm, rescind, or modify all appealed initial Bureau decisions concerning denial or suspension of licenses, and certificates, registrations, or permits issued by the bureau, except denials or suspensions ordered by the director in accordance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(b) The Alarm Company Operator Disciplinary Review Committee may grant a probationary license, certificate, registration, or permit with respect to the appealed decisions described in subdivision (a).

The other appeal process option available is a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge with the Office of Administrative Hearings.