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Private Patrol Officers; Prohibited Acts   

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No person licensed as a private patrol operator shall do any of the following:

(a) Fail to properly maintain an accurate and current record of all firearms or other deadly weapons that are in the possession of the licensee or of any employee while on duty. Within seven days after a licensee or his or her employees discover that a deadly weapon that has been recorded as being in his or her possession has been misplaced, lost, or stolen, or in any other way missing, the licensee or his or her manager shall mail or deliver to any local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction, a written report concerning the incident. The report shall describe fully the circumstances surrounding the incident, any injuries or damages incurred, the identity of all participants, and whether a police investigation was conducted.

(b) Fail to properly maintain an accurate and current record of the name, address, commencing date of employment, and position of each employee, and the date of termination of employment when an employee is terminated.

(c) Fail to properly maintain an accurate and current record of proof of completion by each employee of the licensee of the course of training in the exercise of the power to arrest as required by Section 7583.5, the security officer skills training required by subdivision (b) of Section 7583.6, and the annual practice and review required by subdivision (f) of Section 7583.6.

(d) Fail to certify an employee's completion of the course of training in the exercise of the power to arrest prior to placing the employee at a duty station.

(e) Fail to certify proof of current and valid registration for each employee who is subject to registration or fail to comply with the provisions of Section 7583.11 if employing an individual who does not possess a current and valid registration from the bureau.

(f) Fail to certify within three business days after assigning an employee to work with a temporary registration card that the employee has submitted fingerprint cards as required by Section 7583.9.

(g) Permit any employee to carry a firearm or other deadly weapon without first ascertaining that the employee is proficient in the use of each weapon to be carried. With respect to firearms, evidence of proficiency shall include a certificate from a firearm training facility approved by the director certifying that the employee is proficient in the use of that specified caliber of firearm and a current and valid firearm qualification permit issued by the department. With respect to other deadly weapons, evidence of proficiency shall include a certificate from a training facility approved by the director certifying that the employee is proficient in the use of that particular deadly weapon.

(h) Fail to deliver to the director a written report describing fully the circumstances surrounding the discharge of any firearm, or physical altercation with a member of the public while on duty, by a licensee or any officer, partner, or employee of a licensee while acting within the course and scope of his or her employment within seven days after the incident. For the purposes of this subdivision, a report shall be required only for physical altercations that result in any of the following: (1) the arrest of a security guard, (2) the filing of a police report by a member of the public, (3) injury on the part of a member of the public that requires medical attention, or (4) the discharge, suspension, or reprimand of a security guard by his or her employer. The report shall include, but not be limited to, a description of any injuries or damages incurred, the identity of all participants, and whether a police investigation was conducted. Any report may be investigated by the director to determine if any disciplinary action is necessary.

(i) Fail to notify the bureau in writing and within 30 days that a manager previously qualified pursuant to this chapter is no longer connected with the licensee.

(j) Fail to administer to each registered employee of the licensee, the review or practice training required by subdivision (f) of Section 7583.6.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 886, Sec. 1.)