§ 865-31. Emergency On-the-Scene Authority of Police and/or Fire Officer in Charge  


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  • At all theaters, arenas, concert halls and all other places of assembly when the maximum capacity of the facility is 3,000 or more, or the anticipated crowd is 3,000 or more, the sponsor of the event shall publicize at least 48 hours prior to the event the time at which patrons may be permitted to enter the facility.

    For crowd control purposes inside or outside at theaters, arenas, concert halls and all other places of assembly, whether indoor or outdoor, the police officer or fire officer in charge at the scene shall have authority to order the placement or removal of barriers, the opening or closing of doors or other entrances, the establishment of check points, or other crowd control measures whenever the size, manner, nature or conduct of the crowd in light of all other facts and circumstances at the time, including the number of personnel on the scene to control and/or to accommodate the crowd, indicate that the risk of substantial danger or injury to persons or property warrants such action.

    Nothing in this section shall be construed in any way to lessen in any fashion the liability of those responsible for the management and operation of the event, including the employment of adequate personnel for security, safety, health and sanitation.

(Ordained by Ord. No. 583-1979, eff. Dec. 27, 1979; a. Ord. No. 515-1981, eff. Dec. 9, 1981)