14B NCAC 16 .0104          UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT

(a)  No holder of a license, trainee permit, unarmed security guard registration, armed security guard registration, unarmed armored car service guard, armed armored car service guard, or firearms trainer certificate while engaged in private protective services, shall wear or display any badge, insignia, device, shield, patch, or pattern that indicates or tends to indicate that the individual is a sworn law enforcement officer or that contains or includes the word "police" or the equivalent thereof, or is similar in wording to any law enforcement agency in the local area of the licensee's operations.

(b)  No holder, while performing any private security service, shall have or utilize any vehicle or equipment displaying the words "law enforcement officer," "police," or the equivalent thereof, or have any sign, shield, marking, accessory, or insignia that indicates that the vehicle is a vehicle of a law enforcement agency.

(c)  A holder who is required to wear a military style uniform while in the performance of private security services shall have:

(1)           affixed over the left breast pocket of the uniform and on all caps or hats worn by the individual, badges or patches, distinct in design from those used by law enforcement agencies within the local area of the licensee's operations;

(2)           affixed over the right breast pocket of the uniform a metal, plastic, or cloth tag not less than three inches nor more than five inches in length and not less than three-fourths inch nor more than one inch in height containing the words "Security Guard," "Security Officer," "Armored Car Guard," or "Armored Car Officer" in capital letters approximately one-half inch in height; and

(3)           affixed over the "Security Guard," "Security Officer," "Armored Car Guard," or "Armored Car Officer" tag, a metal, plastic, or cloth tag bearing the name of the wearer.  The name tag may be smaller than "Security Guard," "Security Officer," "Armored Car Guard," or "Armored Car Officer" tag if it is displayed in capital letters five-sixteenth inch to one-half inch in height.

(d)  The wearing of the armed or unarmed private protective services card visible on the outermost garment (except foul weather clothing) satisfies the requirements of Subparagraphs (c)(1), (2) and (3) of this Rule.

(e)  All holders who perform the duties of a security guard or security officer and who are not required to wear a military style uniform shall have affixed over the right or left breast pocket of the outermost garment (except for rainwear or other foul weather clothing) a tag as described in (c)(2) of this Rule.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 74C-5; 74C-12; 74C-15;

Eff. June 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2015; January 1, 2013; July 1, 1995; July 1, 1987;

Transferred and Recodified from 12 NCAC 07D .0105 Eff. July 1, 2015.