Section 13-50 Standards for issuance; additional standards for armed guards.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17347 on 06/17/2002, Section 13-50 read as follows.
No person shall be granted an armed guard or security guard license unless such person has
been determined by the business license administrator to meet the following minimum standards:
(1) The applicant has not been convicted of a
felony, except for any federal or state offense
of unfair trade practices, antitrust violations, restraint of trade or other similar violations as
determined by the business license administrator; and any misdemeanor involving a firearm or
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.
) 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)