(A) Registered employees of licensees are not required to wear uniforms. Any uniforms worn by such employees, except as provided in paragraph (D) of this rule, shall be readily distinguishable from the uniforms worn by law enforcement authorities. Identifying patches shall be required on all uniforms. A licensee's patch shall be distinct and shall be visible at all times. The name of the licensee's business shall be clearly displayed on the patches; initials shall be allowed with prior written approval of the department of public safety. Where blazer-type jackets are used, the identifying patch may be worn on either the left breast pocket or on the left sleeve near the shoulder seam.
(B) Registered employees of licensees are not required to wear badges. Any badges used by such employees, except as provided in paragraph (D) of this rule, shall be furnished by the licensee. All badges used shall be numbered for identification, shall include the name of the licensee's business, and shall be clearly marked at all times. The licensee shall keep an up-to-date record showing to whom each badge has been issued. Badges shall be distinct from those of the local or state law enforcement authorities.
(C) Employees of one licensee shall not wear the uniform of another licensee even if a contract or subcontract relationship exists between the two licensees.
(D) Peace officers, as defined in division (B) of section 2935.01 of the Revised Code, with the written consent of the department with which the officer is commissioned, may wear the uniform and badge of the department, within the jurisdiction to which the peace officer is commissioned.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 07/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4749.02, 4749.08
Rule Amplifies: RC. 4749.08
Prior Effective Dates: 12/1/90, 3/18/93, 5/7/93. 9/10/96, 4/24/00, 10/7/04