The Chief of Police or his or her designee shall investigate the facts stated in each application and, in addition, shall subject an applicant to a national criminal history background check, including through the use of FBI records, by making appropriate application to the NC Department of Public Safety as provided at G.S. § 160A-304(a). All information collected pursuant to the investigation shall be privileged, in accordance with applicable state law and federal guidelines, and the information shall be confidential and shall not be a public record under G.S. Ch. 132. The Chief of Police or designee may also require an applicant to submit to a controlled substance examination for which the applicant must pay the actual costs. Following his or her investigation, the Chief of Police or his or her designee shall report his or her findings and recommendations to the Town Manager.
(Ord. passed 4-19-2011; Ord. passed 6-21-2011; Ord. passed --)