Pierre commission looking to amend gun ordinance for security officers

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – The Pierre City Commission is looking to amend a city ordinance to allow merchant security officers the ability to carry a firearm. Police Chief Jason Jones says the change is being brought to the Commission after the permit-less concealed carry firearms law took effect July 1.

Jones says a Pierre-based merchant security company contacted the Pierre Police Department with concerns about the firearms restrictions for private security officers.

Jones says the proposed changes to the ordinance would be similar to changes made to the city’s taxi ordinance to allow ride sharing services like Lyft and Uber to operate in the city.

Jones says Capital Security is in agreement with the proposed changes.

Second reading of the ordinance revision will be considered at the Pierre City Commission meeting next week.