Beginning January 1, 2023 Dallas’s Law, named after the late Dallas Barrett who died in 2021 after an altercation with security guards in a bar in Nashville’s Lower Broadway area, will go into effect. This law will require enhanced training requirements in CPR, de-escalation, and restraint techniques for registered security guards working for Liquor-by-the-Drink establishments, churches, schools, or other establishments.

From the Department of Commerce and Insurance blog: “The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Detection Services Licensing Program regulates armed and unarmed security guards, certified security guard trainers, contract security companies, and proprietary security organizations –or PSO for short.PSOs are organizations that employ in-house security guards.

PSO’s may be restaurants, churches, schools, or other establishments. If they employ their own guards, then they likely need to register with TDCI as PSO’s. Starting Jan. 1, 2023, enhanced training requirements for registered security guards will be enacted by TDCI while greater potential disciplinary measures for violations related to these new consumer protections go into effect.”

For more information go to:

Dept. of Commerce and Insurance blog

Dallas Law TABC Regulations