City of O'Fallon, MO
St. Charles County
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Section 625.010 Definitions.

[R.O. 2007 §630.010; Ord. No. 3396 §1, 6-19-1996]
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following terms shall be deemed to have the meanings indicated below:
DESIGNATED AREA
The established property within the boundaries owned, leased or rented by the employer of such security officer or watchman.
LICENSEE
Any security officer or watchman who holds a license issued by the County of St. Charles for the City of O'Fallon, Missouri.
SECURITY OFFICER
A person employed with certain powers to protect life and property on/in a designated area and who must be in uniform, unless otherwise approved by the Sheriff of St. Charles County, and may or may not carry an exposed firearm or protective device.
WATCHMAN
A person employed without any firearm, weapon or protective device to perform the tasks of observation, protection and reporting on or in a designated area.

Section 625.020 Licensing Power.

[R.O. 2007 §630.020; Ord. No. 3396 §1, 6-19-1996]
St. Charles County shall have the power to license all watchmen and security officers serving or acting in designated areas within the corporate limits of the City of O'Fallon, Missouri and to regulate all watchmen and security officers serving or acting in designated areas within the corporate limits of the City of O'Fallon, Missouri. No person shall act as a watchman, or a security officer without first having obtained such license as required by this Chapter.

Section 625.030 License Required.

[R.O. 2007 §630.030; Ord. No. 3396 §1, 6-19-1996]
A. 
No person shall engage in the activities of a watchman or security officer without having first obtained a license to do so as provided by this Chapter, provided however:
1. 
That a person may obtain a thirty (30) day temporary permit to perform such services pending issuance of the license provided by this Chapter; or
2. 
That a person who has been trained by and is licensed or registered by another public Law Enforcement Agency, and has applied for a license hereunder may engage in the activity of a watchman or security officer for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days following filing of the application pending issuance of the license pursuant to this Chapter.

Section 625.040 License Application.

[R.O. 2007 §630.040; Ord. No. 3396 §1, 6-19-1996]
Any person desiring to act as a watchman or security officer in the City of O'Fallon shall make written application to the St. Charles County Sheriff or his/her designee for licensing as a watchman or security officer upon a form or forms prescribed by the Sheriff.

Section 625.050 License Application Investigation By The Sheriff of St. Charles County.

[R.O. 2007 §630.050; Ord. No. 3396 §1, 6-19-1996]
All applications for a license as a watchman or security officer in the City of O'Fallon shall be referred to the St. Charles County Sheriff who shall investigate the moral character and fitness of the applicant(s), their experience in such business, the character of the services they expect to perform and the manner in which such business is to be carried on, and shall obtain any other information concerning the applicant as he/she may deem necessary to determine the applicant's fitness and qualifications for the conduct of such activity.

Section 625.060 Training.

[R.O. 2007 §630.060; Ord. No. 3396 §1, 6-19-1996]
All applicants who apply for a watchman or security officer license must successfully complete a prescribed course of training approved by the St. Charles County Sheriff prior to the issuance of said license. All security officers who are licensed to carry firearms must successfully complete a firearms qualification course prior to license renewal each year.

Section 625.070 License Fee.

[R.O. 2007 §630.070; Ord. No. 3396 §1, 6-19-1996]
If the St. Charles County Sheriff shall approve the application prescribed, the license shall be issued upon payment of any license fee as established by the Sheriff. The City of O'Fallon shall approve and accept the license issued by the St. Charles County Sheriff as a proper license for said individual to act as a watchman or security officer within the City limits of the City of O'Fallon as provided by this Chapter.

Section 625.080 Identification Card/Uniform.

[R.O. 2007 §630.080; Ord. No. 3396 §1, 6-19-1996]
Each such person licensed as a watchman or security officer shall receive an identification card from the County which shall prominently indicate the position that the person is licensed for and provide proof of identity, authority and possession of a valid license. The licensee will carry said card at all times while on duty. The loss of this card will be reported immediately to the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department and a duplicate card will be issued for a fee. The uniform worn by licensees on duty shall be unlike the official uniform of the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department, the City of O'Fallon Police Department, or other Law Enforcement Agencies within St. Charles County. The licensee's uniform shall be complete with a cap and wearing a breast-type badge clearly visible at all times while the licensee is on duty, unless specific written permission for some other type of attire or dress is granted by the City of O'Fallon Police Department and the Sheriff. Each person must exhibit a name bar one-eighth (1/8) inch above the right pocket of the uniform shirt depicting the name as it appears on the identification card. Each person licensed under the provision hereof shall at all times maintain on file with the Sheriff a photograph accurately depicting the uniform, emblems and badges worn. If such person is employed by a person, firm or corporation which employs more than one (1) watchman or security officer who wear identical uniforms, emblems and badges, it shall be sufficient under this Section for such person, firm or corporation to maintain on file one (1) photograph accurately depicting such separate type of uniform, emblem or badge worn by its employees during the performance of their duties.

Section 625.090 Requirements For Licensed Watchmen.

[R.O. 2007 §630.090; Ord. No. 3396 §1, 6-19-1996]
A. 
Licensee must perform their function in a designated area.
B. 
Licensee must carry the licensee identification card whenever on duty and display same upon request.
C. 
Licensee must wear and exhibit any issued badge or emblem on the outermost uniform garment to include a visible name plate one-eighth (1/8) inch above the right shirt pocket.
D. 
Licensee is not authorized to possess or imply possession of any firearm, weapon or other implement of attack.
E. 
Licensee may not be a convicted felon.

Section 625.100 Requirements For Licensed Security Officers.

[R.O. 2007 §630.100; Ord. No. 3396 §1, 6-19-1996]
A. 
Licensee must be in uniform at all times when on duty if carrying an exposed weapon.
B. 
Licensee must perform their functions in a designated area.
C. 
Licensee must wear and exhibit on the outermost garment the issued badge or emblem when in uniform to include a visible name plate one-eighth (1/8) inch above the right shirt pocket.
D. 
Licensee must carry the license identification card whenever on duty and display same when requested to do so.
E. 
Licensee is authorized to carry a protective device and an exposed firearm when he/she is qualified to do so and his/her license so states.
F. 
Licensee may not be a convicted felon.

Section 625.110 Firearms.

[R.O. 2007 §630.110; Ord. No. 3396 §1, 6-19-1996]
A. 
A licensed security officer certified after Police firearms training to be armed or permitted to carry a weapon while on duty and in uniform at the location(s) specified in the license may have a firearm.
B. 
Firearms carried by licensed security personnel may only be revolvers capable of firing and loaded with .38 caliber (Special) ammunition. The carrying of any other caliber, including automatic, derringers, or any type of shotgun or rifle is prohibited. Only one (1) approved firearm may be carried on duty. Certified Police Officers may carry duty weapons.
C. 
A security officer upon firing his/her weapon for any reason within the corporate limits of the City of O'Fallon or using other force to make an arrest shall immediately make or cause to be made a report to the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department and to the City of O'Fallon Police Department.
D. 
All Missouri State requirements for carrying a firearm must be followed.

Section 625.120 Revocation, Expiration or Termination of License.

[R.O. 2007 §630.120; Ord. No. 3396 §1, 6-19-1996]
Every watchman or security officer shall hold his/her license for an area within the City of O'Fallon, Missouri, at the pleasure of the St. Charles County Sheriff and the City of O'Fallon and such license shall be subject to revocation by the Sheriff or the City of O'Fallon Police Department for good cause. Such license shall terminate automatically upon the termination of employment of such watchman or security officer by the business corporation, person or persons upon whose written request the license is issued. Such employing corporation, person or persons shall promptly notify the Sheriff and City of O'Fallon Police Department that the watchman's or security officer's employment has terminated if, and when in fact, it does terminate. Upon the revocation, expiration or termination of such license, it shall be the duty of each such watchman or security officer to surrender to the Sheriff or to the City of O'Fallon Police Department the license and identification card. From and after the revocation, expiration or termination of such license the person shall no longer have any authority to exercise the power of a watchman or security officer within the City limits of the City of O'Fallon. All licenses shall be issued for the period of one (1) year.

Section 625.130 Police Officer Provisions.

[R.O. 2007 §630.130; Ord. No. 3396 §1, 6-19-1996]
A. 
Commissioned Police Officers of the City of O'Fallon, Missouri may be licensed to perform the duties and carry out the responsibilities of watchmen or security officers provided they are employed during the term of their license as commissioned Police Officers in the State of Missouri. Each officer must have secondary employment approval from the Chief of Police of the City of O'Fallon.
B. 
During the one (1) year term of the license, all licenses granted under this provision cease to be valid simultaneously with termination of the commissioned status.
C. 
No further training is required during employment as long as a Police Officer is qualified by State certification.
D. 
Responsibilities and obligations when performing in the licensed status shall be those applicable to the licensed function being performed, except that nothing in this provision shall diminish or enlarge upon the duties and responsibilities of the officers as provided for by Missouri State Statutes, the Sheriff of St. Charles County and the City of O'Fallon Police Department.

Section 625.140 Additional Regulations.

[R.O. 2007 §630.140; Ord. No. 3396 §1, 6-19-1996]
The St. Charles County Sheriff and the City of O'Fallon Police Department may require additional regulations, forms and information from all applicants. Said regulations, forms, and information required by each said governmental unit shall be deemed consistent with the provisions and intent of this Chapter so long as such regulations, forms and information are not inconsistent with this Chapter or the laws and constitutions of this State or the United States.

Section 625.150 St. Charles County Sheriff's Department To Maintain List.

[R.O. 2007 §630.150; Ord. No. 3396 §1, 6-19-1996]
A current and up-to-date list of all licenses issued for the City of O'Fallon will be maintained at the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department and a copy furnished the Chief of Police of the City of O'Fallon.

Section 625.160 Penalties.

[R.O. 2007 §630.160; Ord. No. 3396 §1, 6-19-1996]
A violation of any provision of this Chapter is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment in the St. Charles County Jail for a term not to exceed thirty (30) days, or by both fine and imprisonment. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day a violation occurs or continues.