[R.O. 2012 § 610.010; Ord. No. 58 § 1, 7-6-1976]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PATROL SERVICE AND PATROL SYSTEM
- 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 patrolmen of the Police Department of the City. Patrol service and patrol system shall also include the performance by any person of guard duty at a public function while wearing a type of uniform which would indicate that such person is a peace officer.
[R.O. 2012 § 610.020; Ord. No. 58, § 2, 7-6-1976]
It is hereby 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 patrol service or system without first obtaining a permit from the Board of Aldermen of the City therefor, and without paying the annual license fee hereinafter provided for.
[R.O. 2012 § 610.030; Ord. No. 58 § 3, 7-6-1976]
Before any person, firm or corporation shall engage in the business of conducting or maintaining any patrol service or system in the City, he, she or it shall make an application in writing to the Board of Aldermen for permission to engage in such business, and describe therein the district in which he, she or it shall desire to operate. Said application shall be referred to the Chief of Police, who shall make an investigation concerning the character of the applicant and the condition of police protection prevailing within the district designated, and shall within seven (7) days report thereon to the Board of Aldermen.
Upon receiving such report, the Board of Aldermen 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 Chief of Police that the applicant is not a person of good moral character or has not a good character in respect to honesty and integrity, or that the district designated in any such application is already supplied with sufficient or ample police protection, by the City or a patrol service, or system, or both.
[R.O. 2012 § 610.040; Ord. No. 58 § 4, 7-6-1976]
Any such permit and any license issued pursuant hereto may be revoked by the Board of Aldermen for cause shown, after notice to the holder thereof and a reasonable opportunity to be heard shall have been given.
[R.O. 2012 § 610.050; Ord. No. 58 § 5, 7-6-1976]
Every person, firm or corporation as herein provided conducting or operating any patrol system or patrol service shall pay a license fee to the City of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per annum, payable yearly.