Conn. Agencies Regs. § 12-574-F14 - Security

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) Director of security. An association and any OTB facility operator shall employ a full time director of security who shall be licensed by the executive director. The director of security, the authorized representative or, in the absence of security, facility management shall be responsible to:
(1) Supervise the entrance to and exit from the OTB facilities, and supervise the entrance to and exit from every gate within the grounds of the association at all times during the scheduled meet of said association;
(2) Supervise all security personnel in the constant search for undesirables and expulsion of same from the facility;
(3) Investigate and report in a timely manner to both the division and the association any action or allegation of action on anyone's part which may endanger the honest operation of any facility; and
(4) Enforce sections 12-574-F1 to 12-574-F65, inclusive, of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies and association rules, whether the violator is a patron or employee, and assist in the apprehension of offending parties and expulsion of same, if requested by either the association or the division.
(b) Crowd control. At least fifteen (15) days before the start of the initial meet of any calendar year, the association or facility operator shall provide the division with a plan for crowd control and thereafter shall notify the division of any amendments to such plan, which are subject to the division's approval.
(c) Daily security or incident report. The track or fronton security department and any other law enforcement agency employed by the association to act in, on or about the licensed premises of any facility, shall furnish a copy of their daily security report, and any incident reports, together with any additional pertinent information, to the division. The copy shall be delivered to the division personnel at the facility upon the close of each operating day, or furnished to the division immediately upon demand. The association shall likewise furnish the division with copies of any other police reports of which it comes into actual possession.
(d) Responsibility of association.
(1) Each association through its director of security shall police its grounds at all times in such a manner as to preclude the admission of any person in and around the kennels, paddock area, players' quarters, parking area or other restricted areas of a facility excepting those duly licensed by the division, and authorized by the association. If the division finds that the restricted areas of an association are not being properly policed and unauthorized persons are found in and around these areas, the division shall take all action appropriate under chapter 226 of the Connecticut General Statutes including, but not limited to, fine(s), license suspension or license revocation.
(2) A jai alai association, through its director of security, shall supervise all entrances to and exits from the players' quarters and shall secure such entrances at least one (1) hour before the start of the first game of a performance and shall insure that the same remain secured throughout the performance.
(3) Each greyhound association through its director of security shall furnish as approved by the division complete security service night and day in and about all kennel enclosures and shall furnish to the division a complete list showing name, duty, place stationed and portions of enclosures supervised by such security officers.
(4) Each association through its director of security shall police its grounds in such a manner as to properly protect the public and maintain order, and to refuse admission to and eject from its premises any and all undesirable persons.
(e) No admittance without license. No unlicensed person shall be permitted to enter in or about any restricted areas or other areas requiring authorization from the division. Admittance to the kennels is prohibited unless a valid owner's, trainer's, kennel employee's, veterinarian's license or temporary badge has been issued by the division.
(f) Minors prohibited. No association or persons shall knowingly permit any minor to enter a facility nor shall any minor be permitted to place a bet, directly or indirectly, at any off-track betting facility or by telephone. The division, an association or an OTB facility operator shall have the right to require patrons to produce proof of age and identity. An association shall be fined not more than fifty dollars per violation if any minor is found at its facility in violation of this subsection. Any occupational licensee who violates this section shall be fined not more than twenty-five dollars per violation. Pursuant to section 12-576(e) of the Connecticut General Statutes, nothing in this subsection shall be construed to prohibit any minor from entering onto a parking area at any building or establishment when authorized off-track betting takes place or at any racetrack or fronton when any authorized meeting takes place for the purpose of attending an event at which gambling activities do not occur.
(g) Employment of minors. Minors sixteen years of age or older may be licensed by the division provided written permission from a parent or guardian is filed with the division.
(h) Written report of arrests. It shall be the duty of each association, through its director of security, to notify the division in writing, in a timely manner, of all ejections and arrests, giving names, addresses and offenses.
(i) Weapons, alcoholic beverages and drugs.
(1) No person shall carry or display on the premises of the association any firearm or other dangerous weapon, unless as a law enforcement officer or association security employee.
(2) No person shall possess at any facility, any alcoholic beverage unless the beverage is purchased on the premises.
(3) No person shall possess at any facility, any narcotic or other controlled substance unless under written prescription by a licensed physician.
(j) Nightly log, recording disturbances. Where applicable, a log shall be maintained by the association security stating in detail any disturbances, drunkenness or disorderly conduct in and about the kennel area, giving in detail where applicable the names, badge numbers and license numbers of any persons committing any offenses whatsoever.
(k) Kennel and compound security.
(1) All incidents relating to improper activities or suspicious occurrences in kennels and compounds shall be immediately reported by owners, trainers or other kennel employees to the director of security or other track officials as well as to the duly authorized representative of the division.
(2) A copy of the association security rules shall be posted inside every kennel or furnished to every kennel owner or trainer.
(3) No person shall be permitted in the kennel area proper except the owner, trainer, kennel operator, kennel helpers, association representatives and authorized division personnel.
(4) Trucks and trailers shall be driven only by licensed kennel personnel and shall be inspected by them prior to the loading of greyhounds.
(5) The division reserves the right to disapprove the type, quality or grade of food delivered for use in the kennels. Food deliveries shall be made directly to kennel personnel and shall be properly secured upon delivery. Food purveyor personnel shall secure a signed delivery receipt from a licensed kennel employee at the time of each delivery.
(l) Trespassers to be ejected. Any person going upon the surface of the race track or into the winners enclosure without the permission of the racing judges, shall be ejected promptly from the premises of the association.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 12-574-F14
Adopted effective October 3, 2001

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