City of Blue Springs, MO
Jackson County
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[R.O. 1996 § 635.010; CC 1968 § 17 1/2-1; Ord. No. 775 § 1, 3-17-1975]
For the purpose of this Chapter, the following words have the meanings ascribed to them by this Section:
PEACE OFFICER
A person whose primary occupation is as a Police Officer commissioned or authorized by the United States Government, the State of Missouri or any governmental subdivision thereof to generally enforce the criminal statutes or ordinances of such governmental units.
PRIVATE SECURITY OFFICER
An individual who is not a peace officer, as defined in this Chapter, and who primarily performs the services of a watchman, guard, patrolman, or other services for the purpose of protecting persons or property, or preventing theft, loss, embezzlement, misappropriation, or concealment of goods, wares, merchandise, money, bonds, stocks, notes, documents, papers, or property of any kind.
PRIVATE SECURITY OPERATOR
A person, firm, or corporation which furnishes or agrees to furnish for hire, a private security officer to protect persons or property of another, or to prevent theft, loss, embezzlement, misappropriation or concealment of goods, wares, merchandise, money, bonds, stocks, notes, documents, papers, or property of any kind belonging to another.
[R.O. 1996 § 635.020; CC 1968 § 17 1/2-2; Ord. No. 775 § 2, 3-17-1975]
A. 
A person, firm, or corporation shall not engage in the business of a private security operator in the City without first obtaining and maintaining a private operator's permit from the City Collector.
B. 
A person shall not perform the services of a private security officer in the City without first obtaining and maintaining a valid private security officer's permit from the Chief of Police; except, that a peace officer as defined in this Chapter is not required to obtain a permit in order to perform these services.
[R.O. 1996 § 635.030; CC 1968 § 17 1/2-3; Ord. No. 775 § 3, 3-17-1975]
A. 
An applicant for a private security operator's permit shall file with the City a written application on a form provided for the purpose, which shall be sworn to by the applicant or their authorized agent. The following information shall be required in the application:
1. 
The trade name, address and phone number of the private security operator.
2. 
A statement indicating whether any owner of twenty-five percent (25%) or more, manager, officer, director, partner, or current employee of applicant has been convicted of a felony or an offense involving violence, theft, fraud, deception, or unlawfully carrying a weapon.
3. 
Other information relevant to the consideration of the application.
4. 
If the applicant is a corporation, the application must be signed by an authorized officer.
5. 
If the applicant is a partnership, the application must be signed by each individual comprising the partnership.
6. 
The application shall be signed by the applicant under oath and the signature shall be notarized.
B. 
An applicant for a private security officer's permit shall file with the Chief of Police a written application on a form provided for the purpose, which shall be signed and sworn to by the applicant. The following information is required in the application:
1. 
The name, date of birth, home address and phone number of the applicant.
2. 
The name, address and phone number of the employer for which private security services are to be performed.
3. 
The business name and address where private security services are to be performed.
4. 
A written statement signed by the employer requesting the permit and certifying the amount of training in security work which the applicant has completed in a course of training approved by the Chief of Police. If the training has been certified in a previous application by another employer, new certification is not necessary.
5. 
A list of previous employment and occupation for the preceding five (5) years.
6. 
A list of previous addresses for the preceding five (5) years.
7. 
A statement indicating whether applicant has been arrested for an offense other than a traffic violation and whether they have been convicted of a felony or an offense involving violence, theft, fraud, deception, intoxication, disorderly conduct, sexual misconduct, or unlawfully carrying a weapon.
8. 
A recent passport size photograph of applicant.
9. 
The applicant's fingerprints which will be made by the Police Department and attached to the identification card.
10. 
Other information relevant to the consideration of the application.
[R.O. 1996 § 635.040; CC 1968 § 17 1/2-4; Ord. No. 775 § 4, 3-17-1975]
A. 
After investigation of an applicant for a private security operator's permit, the City Collector shall issue a permit unless they find one (1) or more of the facts listed in Subsection (B) of this Section to be true.
B. 
The Chief of Police or City Collector shall refuse to approve issuance or renewal of a private security operator's permit for any one (1) or more of the following reasons:
1. 
Investigation reveals a conviction of the applicant or an owner of twenty-five percent (25%) or more, manager, corporate officer, director, or partner of the applicant for a felony or an offense involving violence, theft, fraud, deception, or unlawfully carrying a weapon.
2. 
Applicant or an owner of twenty-five percent (25%) or more, manager, corporate officer, director, or partner of the applicant has been convicted for a violation of a provision of this Chapter within five (5) years preceding application.
3. 
Applicant has made a false statement as to a material matter in the application.
4. 
The applicant or any owner of twenty-five percent (25%) or more, manager, corporate officer, director, or partner has had a private security permit revoked within five (5) years preceding the application.
[R.O. 1996 § 635.050; CC 1968 § 17 1/2-5; Ord. No. 775 § 5, 3-17-1975]
A. 
After investigation of an applicant for a private security officer's permit, if the applicant meets all requirements of this Chapter, the Chief of Police shall issue either a temporary or annual permit unless they find one (1) or more of the facts listed in Subsection (E) of this Section to be true.
B. 
If the applicant has completed the number of hours of training required by Section 635.130 of this Chapter in a security training course approved by the Chief of Police, and is otherwise qualified under this Chapter, the Chief of Police shall issue the applicant an annual private security officer's permit.
C. 
If the applicant has not completed eight (8) hours of training in an approved security training course and is otherwise qualified under this Chapter, the Chief of Police shall issue the applicant a temporary private security officer's permit. A temporary permit is valid for one hundred twenty (120) days at the end of which the applicant must have completed eight (8) hours of training in a security training course approved by the Chief of Police. Upon certification to the Chief of Police by the applicant's employer that the applicant has completed the eight (8) hours of training, the Chief of Police shall issue the applicant an annual private security officer's permit.
D. 
Each time a private security officer terminates employment, they shall surrender their private security officer's permit to their former employer and shall obtain a new private security officer's permit for subsequent employment as a private security officer. In considering subsequent applications for a permit, the Chief of Police shall take notice of and give credit for previous certification of training received by an applicant.
E. 
The Chief of Police shall refuse to approve issuance or renewal of a private security officer's permit for one or more of the following reasons:
1. 
Investigation reveals a conviction of the applicant for a felony, or an offense involving violence, theft, fraud, deception, or unlawfully carrying a weapon, or three (3) convictions of the applicant within the preceding five (5) year period, of misdemeanors involving intoxication, disorderly conduct, or sexual offenses.
2. 
Applicant has been convicted for a violation of a provision of this Chapter within five (5) years preceding application.
3. 
Applicant has made a false statement as to a material matter in the application.
4. 
Applicant's temporary private security officer's permit has expired and applicant has failed to complete the required training.
5. 
Applicant has not reached the age of twenty-one (21) years.
6. 
Applicant's private security officer's permit has been revoked within five (5) years preceding application.
[R.O. 1996 § 635.060; CC 1968 § 17 1/2-6; Ord. No. 775 § 6, 3-17-1975]
When an application for a permit or renewal of a permit has been filed with the Chief of Police pursuant to this Chapter, the Chief of Police shall, within ten (10) days from the date of filing, approve or deny the application. The Chief of Police shall give the applicant in person or send to the applicant by certified mail, return receipt requested, a written statement of their action. If the application is denied, the statement shall include the reasons for denial. If the application is approved, the applicant shall present the application to the Records Clerk, pay the required fee, and the permit will be issued by the Chief of Police.
[R.O. 1996 § 635.070; CC 1968 § 17 1/2-7; Ord. No. 775 § 7, 3-17-1975; Ord. No. 3025 § 6, 11-3-1997]
A. 
A permit issued pursuant to this Chapter must be renewed by March first of each year.
B. 
The annual fee for a private security operator's permit is twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and must be submitted with the application.
C. 
The annual fee for a private security officer's permit is ten dollars ($10.00) and must be submitted with the application. An additional fee for the annual permit is not required if it is obtained within one hundred fifty (150) days from the date of issuance of a temporary permit.
D. 
No refund of fees shall be made.
E. 
A permit issued pursuant to this Chapter is not transferable or assignable.
[R.O. 1996 § 635.080; CC 1968 § 17 1/2-8; Ord. No. 775 § 8, 3-17-1975]
A. 
The Chief of Police shall revoke a private security operator's permit or a private security officer's permit for one (1) or more of the following reasons:
1. 
The making of a false statement as to a material matter in an application for a permit or renewal of a permit.
2. 
Conviction of an owner, of twenty-five percent (25%) or more, manager, corporate officer, director, or partner of a private security operator permittee, for a violation of a provision of this Chapter, or for a felony or an offense involving violence, theft, fraud, deception, or unlawfully carrying a weapon.
3. 
Conviction of a private security officer permittee for a violation of a provision of this Chapter, or for a felony or an offense involving violence, theft, fraud, deception, or unlawfully carrying a weapon.
B. 
The Chief of Police shall send written notices of a revocation to the permittee by certified mail, return receipt requested, stating the reasons for the revocation. The permittee shall surrender their permit to the Chief of Police within ten (10) days unless written appeal is filed.
[R.O. 1996 § 635.090; CC 1968 § 17 1/2-9; Ord. No. 775 § 9, 3-17-1975; Ord. No. 4589 § 15, 3-21-2016]
A. 
If the Chief of Police refused to approve issuance or renewal of a permit to an applicant or revokes the permit issued to a permittee under this Chapter, this action shall be final unless the applicant or permittee files with the City Administrator a written appeal in accordance with the procedure set forth in Chapter 140. The appeal shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures for a hearing set out in Chapter 140 of the City Code. The decision of the Hearing Officer shall be final for all purposes including a Chapter 536, RSMo., appeal of a decision of a City official.
B. 
The filing of a timely appeal by a permittee stays the effect of an order by the Chief of Police in refusing to approve renewal of a permit or in revoking a permit.
[R.O. 1996 § 635.100; CC 1968 § 17 1/2-10; Ord. No. 775 § 10, 3-17-1975]
A. 
The private security operator shall provide patches, insignia and emblems for its employees which act as private security officers and a private security officer shall return these patches, insignia, and emblems within seven (7) days of termination of employment.
B. 
All private security officers employed by a private security operator shall wear uniforms while on duty; except, that a private security officer may wear civilian clothes while on duty at a single premises.
C. 
A private security uniform consists of a hat or cap, shirt, optional jacket, trousers or skirt, shoulder patch containing the name of the private security operator, and badge. The badge must be attached over the left breast pocket of the shirt and jacket and on the front of the hat or cap. When approved by the Chief of Police, a private security officer may wear fatigues or coveralls for certain types of duty. The uniform shall not resemble a uniform of the Blue Springs Police Department and must be approved by the Chief of Police.
D. 
A private security operator shall submit to the Chief of Police two (2) passport size color photographs of the uniform, badge, and hat or cap to be worn by their employees, one photograph being a front view and the other a left profile showing the shoulder patch.
E. 
A private security officer shall not wear a metal badge or cap device, and shall not wear a rank designation on their uniform.
[R.O. 1996 § 635.110; CC 1968 § 17 1/2-11; Ord. No. 775 § 11, 3-17-1975]
A private security operator or private security officer shall not use a company or trade name nor officer title which projects the image of a Federal, State, County, or Municipal Law Enforcement Agency. Private security operator names and officer titles must clearly designate them as a private business organization or individual. The designation of an individual as a "private policeman" or "private police officer" may not be used. Names and titles must be approved by the Chief of Police.
[R.O. 1996 § 635.120; CC 1968 § 17 1/2-12; Ord. No. 775 § 12, 3-17-1975]
A. 
A private security operator or employer shall not assign a person to duty as a private security officer who is not the holder of a valid private security officer's permit.
B. 
A private security officer shall carry their private security officer's permit on their person at all times they are on duty, and produce it upon request by a Police Officer.
C. 
A private security officer shall obey the orders of the Chief of Police or their authorized representatives in an emergency.
D. 
All private security operators, officers and employers shall notify the Chief of Police of the location and number of private security officers so engaged by them and if such services be of a temporary nature, the duration and purpose thereof.
[R.O. 1996 § 635.130; CC 1968 § 17 1/2-13; Ord. No. 775 § 13, 3-17-1975]
A. 
An applicant for a private security officer's permit shall complete, and their employer shall certify to the Chief of Police that they have completed, eight (8) hours of training in private security work through a course of training which is approved by the Chief of Police. For an applicant meeting all other requirements who has not completed eight (8) hours of training, the Chief of Police shall issue a temporary private security officer's permit which will allow the applicant to work as a private security officer for one hundred twenty (120) days while they complete the required training. Upon certification to the Chief of Police by the applicant's employer that the applicant has completed the required training, the Chief of Police shall issue an annual private security officer's permit.
B. 
A course of training must include instruction in the following subjects to be eligible for approval by the Chief of Police:
1. 
Orientation. Purpose of a security officer, prevention versus apprehension, public relations, deportment, appearance, maintenance and safeguarding of uniforms and equipment, report writing.
2. 
Legal Powers And Limitations Of A Security Officer. Techniques of searching, preservation of evidence, use of force.
3. 
Handling Emergencies. Communications, types of alarm reporting equipment and procedures during fires, explosions, floods, riots, etc., procedures with regard to bomb threats.
4. 
General Duties. Patrol and inspection, fire prevention and control, personnel control (I.D. system), safety.
5. 
Weapons. Weapons handling and marksmanship for those whose duties will include carrying a weapon.
C. 
Security officers carrying weapons shall qualify with that weapon every two (2) years, with a score of seventy percent (70%) or better than the Blue Springs Police Department approved test and submit the qualification results with the application or renewal request. The applicant shall supply the weapon's brand name, caliber and serial number.
[R.O. 1996 § 635.140; CC 1968 § 17 1/2-14; Ord. No. 775 § 14, 3-17-1975]
Any person violating any provision of this Chapter, in addition to the refusal or revocation of any permit or license required hereunder shall, upon conviction, be punished as set out in Section 100.080 of this Code.