Frequently Asked Questions

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The following are common questions asked when considering becoming a franchise owner. If you have additional questions, please contact our franchise specialist at 281-347-8500 or complete the Contact Us form.

Q. What are my total initial costs needed to open an AmeriCop franchise?

Depending on the territory size, the total initial investment cost for an AmeriCop Franchise ranges from $49,000 to $63,750. We require that all prospective franchisees be able to verify a net worth of $150,000 and a minimum of $20,000 in liquid assets.* This can be met through any combination of cash, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, retirement accounts, or other non-borrowed sources. A co-applicant may also assist in meeting this requirement. The information listed in these Frequently Asked Questions is not an offer to sell a franchise. Any franchise offer is made only after a Franchise Disclosure Document has been provided. *Meeting this requirement does not guarantee the awarding of a franchise.

Q. Can I work from home?

Yes, you can start your business from home provided there is a designated office space within your residence.

Q. How can I open an AmeriCop franchise?

Complete the Contact Us form or call our franchise specialist at 281-347-8500 to start the process.

Q. How is AmeriCop different from other security franchises?

AmeriCop’s franchisees will offer both security guards and off duty police which gives a customer 1 trusted business partner to conduct all of their physical security needs through.

Q. Can two or more investors purchase a franchise?

Possibly. Depending upon experience, financial resources and other qualifications, you may be able to partner with someone else to purchase a franchise.

Q. Do I need to be a Police Officer (active or retired) to qualify for a franchise?

No, while law enforcement experience is very helpful, it is not a requirement.

Q. Will I have my own territory?

Yes. Your dedicated territory will be outlined in the AmeriCop franchise agreement.

Q. Will I be able to purchase additional territories?

Yes, in certain circumstances. This will depend on territory availability and the current standing of a franchisee.

Q. What type of training and ongoing support can I expect as a franchisee?

AmeriCop has extensive training and support features for franchisees, to include:
  • 40 hours of training at our corporate office to provide you with the knowledge you will need to develop your franchise in sales and marketing, operational procedures, and administration.
  • Local on-site training and assistance to roll out your new franchise in your market.
  • A designated operations representative at our corporate office.
  • 24/7 call center support.

Q. What resources will be provided to me as a franchisee?

Franchisees will be provided with comprehensive back office support. This includes all payroll functions, customer invoicing, and a 24/7 call center. Sales support, local marketing collateral and advertising material will be available for franchisees as well.

HEADQUARTERS

Americop Franchising, Inc.
1908 Avenue D, A100
Katy, TX 77493
Telephone 281-347-8500
Fax 281-574-8478