[R.O. 2009 §5.20.010; Ord. No. 4372 §1, 1982]
For the purpose of this Chapter, the words "security service" and "security system" shall be deemed to be any service or system which purports to furnish or does furnish to members or subscribers for a consideration or otherwise any watchman or guard, either uniformed or otherwise, to patrol any district in the City or to guard or watch any property or to perform any service usually and customarily performed by the regular officers of the Department of Public Safety of the City. Security service and security system shall also include the performance by any person on guard duty at any public or private place or at any public function. The terms "security service" or "security system" shall include all employees, agents or servants of any such service or system.
[R.O. 2009 §5.20.020; Ord. No. 4372 §2, 1982]
It is declared to be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, either as principal or agent, to engage in the business of conducting or maintaining or soliciting business for any security service or security system without first obtaining a license from the City Manager therefor and without paying the annual license fee provided for in this Chapter.
In the event the person, firm or corporation contracting to perform the services does or intends to discharge his/her contractual duties through agents or employees, then each said agent, servant or employee of the principal shall secure the license herein provided for before entering in the discharge of the services.
[R.O. 2009 §5.20.030; Ord. No. 4372 §3, 1982]
Before any person, firm or corporation shall engage in the business of conducting or maintaining any security service or system in the City, he/she shall make an application, in writing, to the City Manager for permission to engage in such business, which application shall require such information as may be required by the City Manager, including names, addresses, personal descriptions, photographs and fingerprints of its owners and describe therein the services he/she shall desire to offer.
Before any license shall be granted to an individual so that he/she may function or be employed as a security officer or by a security service, he/she shall be investigated in the same manner as a private security patrol service and granted a license only upon the same conditions. The application shall be referred to the Director of the Public Safety Department who shall make an investigation concerning the character of the applicant and shall within seven (7) days report thereon to the City Manager or his/her designee.
Upon receiving such report, the City Manager shall grant or deny the applicant permission to engage in such business and such permission shall be granted unless it shall appear from such report of the Director of the Public Safety Department that the applicant:
[R.O. 2009 §5.20.040; Ord. No. 4372 §4, 1982]
[R.O. 2009 §5.20.050; Ord. No. 4372 §5, 1982]
The City Manager may issue a temporary license to a person or persons who are employed by a private security service which has been duly licensed by the City upon completion of the following prerequisites:
Verification of any investigation of the character of the applicant by the Director of Public Safety or his/her designee;
The presentment of a certificate of insurance in accordance with and as set forth in Section 625.080; and
A temporary license shall expire three (3) weeks from the date of issuance thereof. No individual shall be allowed more than one (1) temporary license in any calendar year.
[R.O. 2009 §5.20.060; Ord. No. 4372 §6, 1982]
Any person applying for a license or for any permit under this Chapter shall be a resident of the State.
[R.O. 2009 §5.20.070; Ord. No. 4372 §7, 1982]
If the City Manager or his/her designee shall approve the applicant for a license hereunder, the City Clerk or his/her designee shall issue the license therefor upon the receipt of a certificate of liability insurance as provided in Section 625.080 and the payment of a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) license fee.
All licenses so issued may be renewed annually upon application and payment of the fee therefor as required by this Section.
[R.O. 2009 §5.20.080; Ord. No. 4372 §8, 1982]
Every private security service licensed under the provisions of this Chapter and every employee thereof shall furnish a certificate of liability insurance in the amount of one million dollar ($1,000,000.00) combined single limit.
[R.O. 2009 §5.20.090; Ord. No. 4372 §9, 1982]
The Director of Public Safety shall have the authority at such times as he/she may deem necessary to inquire into the nature, character and scope of the operations of any private detective, security Police, watchman service or detective agency licensed under the provisions of this Chapter and it shall be the duty of any such licensee to furnish the Director of Public Safety any information with reference to his/her business as may be required.
If it appears that the licensee is guilty of any violation of the provisions of this Code, other ordinance of the City or laws of the State or the United States of America, or that such licensee is guilty of any wrongful or fraudulent act in the conduct of his/her business, the City Manager or his/her designee may revoke such license after giving a reasonable notice to the licensee and affording him/her an opportunity to be heard. The licensee may appeal to the City Council from the decision of the City Manager or his/her designee in case of the revocation of his/her license by written request therefore filed with the City Clerk within ten (10) days after being notified by the City Manager or his/her designee of the revocation.
Every license issued under the provisions of this Chapter shall expire on the first (1st) day of July of each year.
[R.O. 2009 §5.20.100; Ord. No. 4372 §10, 1982]
Any licensee shall, at all times when in uniform, wear a nameplate of such size that the licensee's name is easily discernible at close range and shall be filed with the Director of Public Safety along with the name of the individual holding the badge.
[R.O. 2009 §5.20.110; Ord. No. 4372 §11, 1982]
No equipment or motor vehicle used by a security business shall have the word "Police" inscribed or placed upon it.