Chapter 5.36
PRIVATE PATROL SYSTEMS

Sections:

5.36.010    Purpose of provisions.

5.36.020    Definitions.

5.36.030    Registration with Sheriff required.

5.36.040—

5.36.160    Repealed.

5.36.170    Punishment for violations.

    Prior legislation: Prior code §§ 9.10.040 through 9.10.160.

5.36.010 Purpose of provisions.

The purpose of this chapter is to set forth regulations governing private patrol operators within the County. It is an attempt to ensure that the public is provided with private patrol operators who have complied with all State and County regulations, thereby ensuring that the public safety is not jeopardized by unlicensed and improperly trained private patrol operators and their employees. [Ord. 3241 § 1, 1982; prior code § 9.10.010].

5.36.020 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meaning respectively ascribed to them by this section:

(A)    “Off duty” shall mean any time other than on-duty time.

(B)    “On duty” shall mean the time the employee reports for his or her first duty assignment of the day to the completion of his or her last assigned duty assignment.

(C)    “Private patrol operator” or “operator of a private patrol service” shall mean any person or persons who, for any consideration whatsoever, agrees to furnish or furnishes a watchman, guard, patrolman or other person to protect persons or property, or to prevent a disturbance or breach of the peace, or to control entry or access to any public or private function, party or celebration, amusement or entertainment place or event, or to prevent the theft, unlawful taking, loss, embezzlement, misappropriation or concealment of any goods, wares, merchandise, money, stocks, notes, documents, papers or property of any kind; or performs the service of such watchman, guard, patrolman or other person for any such purposes.

(D)    “Watchman” or “guard” or “patrolman” shall mean an employee of a private patrol operator or other lawful business who performs the services of or for the private patrol operator or other lawful business, whether uniformed or not. [Ord. 3620 § 30, 1985; Ord. 3241 § 1, 1982; prior code § 9.10.020].

5.36.030 Registration with Sheriff required.

No person shall engage in the business or practice of being a private patrol operator or operator of a private patrol service, or act as a watchman, guard or patrolman within this County without first registering their name and filing a copy of their State identification card with the Sheriff. [Ord. 3620 § 31, 1985; Ord. 3241 § 1, 1982; prior code § 9.10.030].

5.36.040 Issuance of permit—Investigation.

Repealed by Ord. 3620. [Ord. 3241 § 1, 1982].

5.36.050 Annual renewal of permit.

Repealed by Ord. 3620. [Ord. 3241 § 1, 1982].

5.36.060 Permit application.

Repealed by Ord. 3620. [Ord. 3241 § 1, 1982].

5.36.070 Fee.

Repealed by Ord. 3620. [Ord. 3241 § 1, 1982].

5.36.080 Post permit requirements.

Repealed by Ord. 3620. [Ord. 3241 § 1, 1982].

5.36.090 Advertisement approval.

Repealed by Ord. 3620. [Ord. 3241 § 1, 1982].

5.36.100 Titles, insignias and items similar to police prohibited.

Repealed by Ord. 3620. [Ord. 3241 § 1, 1982].

5.36.110 Private patrol vehicles.

Repealed by Ord. 3620. [Ord. 3241 § 1, 1982].

5.36.120 Wearing of uniforms.

Repealed by Ord. 3620. [Ord. 3241 § 1, 1982].

5.36.130 Weapons.

Repealed by Ord. 3620. [Ord. 3241 § 1, 1982].

5.36.140 Permit—Refusal, suspension or revocation—Procedure for appeal.

Repealed by Ord. 3620. [Ord. 3241 § 1, 1982].

5.36.150 Enforcement—Investigative responsibility.

Repealed by Ord. 3620. [Ord. 3241 § 1, 1982].

5.36.160 Periodic inspections of place of business, vehicles, employees.

Repealed by Ord. 3620. [Ord. 3241 § 1, 1982].

5.36.170 Punishment for violations.

Any violation of this chapter or submission of a false application is a misdemeanor and upon conviction, the violator shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $1,000 and/or six months in the County jail. [Ord. 3241 § 1, 1982; prior code § 9.10.170].