Montgomery, AL is moving forward on plans to regulate private security officers.

"Mayor Todd Strange has asked Police Chief Kevin Murphy to draw up a proposed ordinance that would require all security that is hired for bars and clubs in the city to be licensed by the state," says the Montgomery Advertiser.

Murphy said requiring security to be licensed will make for a much safer environment, says the Montgomery Advertiser.

“None of the clubs where trouble has occurred had licensed security,” he said.

Murphy said he also would like to ban security officer's use of rifles or shotguns in parking lots. Murphy said he was not sure yet whether the ordinance would require clubs to hire security if they don’t have security now, adding that it could be taken on a case-by-case basis, says the Montgomery Advertiser.