(a) Any licensee, qualified manager, or a registered uniformed security guard who wishes to carry a baton in the performance of his or her duties, shall qualify to carry the weapon pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 7585).
(b) Subdivision (a) does not apply to a peace officer as defined in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2 of the Penal Code who has successfully completed a course of study in the use of batons.
(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 452, Sec. 4.)