Chapter 13 LICENSES, PERMITS AND MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS REGULATIONS*
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 applicants 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)