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    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) For purposes of this section, "security guard" means any
person who is paid a fee, wage or salary to perform one or more of the following functions:
(1) prevention or detection of intrusion, unauthorized entry or activity, vandalism, or trespass
on private property;
(2) prevention or detection of theft, loss, embezzlement, misappropriation, or concealment of
merchandise, money, bonds, stocks, notes, or other valuable documents or papers;
(3) control, regulation, or direction of the flow or movements of the public, whether by
vehicle or otherwise, to assure protection of private property;
(4) protection of individuals from bodily harm; or
(5) enforcement of policies and rules of the security guard's employer related to crime
reduction insofar as such enforcement falls within the scope of the guard's duties.
(b) The provisions of this subdivision are not intended to include within the definition
of "security guard" auditors, accountants, and accounting personnel whether or not they are
employees of a private firm, corporation or independent accounting firm.
    Subd. 2. Report. Each discharge of a firearm by a security guard in the course of
employment, other than for training purposes, shall be reported to the chief of police of an
organized full-time police department of the municipality in which the discharge occurred or to
the county sheriff if there is no local chief of police. Reports required to be made under this
subdivision shall be forwarded to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension upon forms as may be
prescribed and furnished by the bureau. The superintendent shall cause a summary of the reports
to be compiled and published annually.
History: 1979 c 196 s 1; 1986 c 444