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(A) By filing an application, the applicant consents to the police chief undertaking an investigation of the applicant and a review of the information contained in the application. Thereafter, the police chief shall approve, conditionally approve or deny the permit.
(B) The application shall include sufficient information to facilitate the investigation by the police chief, including, but not limited to, the applicant’s name and identifying information, personal references, prior business and residential address, prior law enforcement contacts, arrests, or citations.
(C) An application which is incomplete or contains false or misleading statements will be grounds to deny the application.
(D) The police chief’s investigation shall include the review of the application, police sources, private sources, as well as the applicant’s references to determine if the applicant has any history of poor or ineffective business practices, violence, questionable temperament, or mental health issues which would support a denial of the permit.
(E) If the application is approved or conditionally approved, the police chief shall issue the permit.
(F) If the application is denied or conditionally approved, the police chief shall promptly notify the applicant, in writing, of the denial or conditional approval by certified or registered mail. The applicant may request a hearing as provided for herein, to review the conditions or denial of a permit.
(G) The police chief shall include conditions upon issuance of the permit. The permit conditions shall include, but not be limited to, the times, locations, and conditions under which the permit may be used; specific operational requirements related to safety or business practices that the permittee shall follow while exercising the right under the permit; and under what circumstances the permit can be suspended or revoked.
(`64 Code, Sec. 16.1-12) (Ord. No. 2411, 2961)