Section 13-50 Standards for issuance; additional standards for armed guards.


    (a) Security guard license applicants shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age; armed guard license applicants shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.

(b)    Armed guard license applicants and security guard license applicants have the burden of demonstrating good moral character.  If an applicant has been convicted of a felony within the past ten (10) years or any misdemeanor involving theft, violence, drugs or sexual abuse within the past five (5) years, the business license administrator may deny the license after considering the nature of the crime committed in relation to the license sought, the conduct of the applicant since the violation and other evidence as to the applicant’s character.

    (c) Any person applying for an armed guard license shall be determined by the chief to have met or exceeded adequate standards for firearms safety, knowledge of the law with regard to the use of firearms, and firearms skills commensurate with public safety. Such determination shall be based on the following criteria: Have, within the last calendar year passed with a score of at least seventy (70) percent on each section, a test provided by and administered by the chief, said test to include written sections on firearms safety, firearms law, and firearms skills and a shooting section on firearms safety and firearms skills, and a qualifying course of fire, the standards of which shall be set out in regulations promulgated by the chief. The handgun and ammunition used in the qualifying course of fire shall be the same as the handgun and ammunition that will be carried while the applicant is performing his duties as an armed guard.

(Ord. No. 10810, § 1, 12-2-85; Ord. No. 11482, § 1, 5-18-87; Ord. No. 17347, § 1, 6-17-02)


(Ord. 17347, Amended, 06/17/2002, Prior Text)