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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
AGENTS and EMPLOYEES. All persons employed by a merchant guard or merchant patrol in the conduct of his or her business, except stenographic and clerical employees whose duties are confined entirely to stenographic and clerical duties in the business office of the merchant guard or merchant patrol, or other employees not directly engaged in providing protection and/or surveillance.
BUSINESS or INDUSTRIAL GUARD. Any individual who accepts employment from a single employer for the purpose of watching, guarding, or otherwise protecting the persons or property of that employer only, or to preserve the peace in the conduct of that employer's business, except any individual so employed by any common carrier engaged in interstate commerce, but shall exclude maintenance men and installers, janitors, repairmen, or persons engaged in similar occupations and officers of the Florence City, Walton City, or County Police Departments, engaged in off-duty employment.
MERCHANT GUARD or MERCHANT PATROL. Any person who conducts or is engaged in the business of providing protection to persons and property, or preserving the peace in the conduct of any business, except a business or industrial guard.
(Ord. 430.2, passed 6-3-80; Am. Ord. 06-18, passed 10-17-06)