Chapter 18C


18C.1    General.

18C.2    Private security, intent.

18C.3    Appeal.

18C.4    Compensation for personnel.

18C.1 General.

In any instance in which a special event or occurrence within this city such as, but not limited to, a public dance, bazaar, parade, carnival, circus or any other gathering which may attract a large number of people, or which for any reason may become a hazard to the public peace, health, safety or general welfare unless supervised by security personnel, the chief of police may require said event to be so supervised prior to the issuance of any city permit. (Ord. No. 81-34, § 1, 12-7-81)

18C.2 Private security, intent.

It is the intent of this chapter to encourage the use of private security agencies under the monitoring and control of the chief of police. If a private security agency cannot be obtained or cannot, in the opinion of the chief of police, provide adequate security for such event, city police officers will be hired by the sponsor. Such hired officers will not be acting as employees of the city unless specifically authorized at such special event by the chief of police. (Ord. No. 81-34, § 1, 12-7-81)

18C.3 Appeal.

The applicant shall have the right of appeal to the city administrator and council as to the necessity of security protection or the number of officers required by the chief of police.

Any permit may be refused or revoked by the council if a public event is to be, is being or has been conducted in such a manner as to be detrimental to the public peace, safety, health or welfare. (Ord. No. 81-34, § 1, 12-7-81)

18C.4 Compensation for personnel.

The applicant for a special event permit requiring city police personnel shall pay the city an amount sufficient to cover the cost of wages plus such sum or sums as may be determined by the director of finance to cover other associated costs. The finance director may require such deposit or prepayment prior to issuance of any permit as he deems necessary to insure the payment of the total costs when due. (Ord. No. 81-34, § 1, 12-7-81)


Cross referencesPrivate patrol service, Ch. 18A.