§ 3. Private Police Officers  

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  • Private police officers performing special duties for the benefit of, and at the expense of, private persons or corporations may be commissioned by the chief of police with the approval of the city manager upon a showing by such private persons or corporations of the necessity therefor. Such commissions shall be conferred only upon persons of good moral character and shall run for a period of one year. The commissions shall be renewable for additional periods of one year each after like consideration. Such private police officers shall be subject to the orders of the chief of police and to the rules and regulations prescribed by the chief. They shall give bond in the amount of $1,000 and shall have the powers of police officers in arresting and citing persons for offenses against the laws and ordinances. The police chief, upon making his determination that the issuance of a private police commission is necessary, may limit the powers to arrest and issue citations granted by the commission to those powers which are deemed necessary to perform the function for which the commission is issued. No person who has been dismissed from the regular police force shall be commissioned as a private police officer within a period of three years after such dismissal. The commission of a private police officer shall be subject to revocation by the chief of police at any time.

(Amended by Ord. No. 299-1979, eff. Aug. 4, 1979; repealed and reordained by Ord. No. 418-2001, eff. Jan. 18, 2002)