Security officers employed by Clarksville, Tennessee now have increased authority and abilities to issue citations and trespassing notice on public properties throughout the city.

The expanded capabilities of city security officers is part of Ordinance 49, which was passed by the city council. Security guards employed by the city can now issue civil citations to those in violation of city code while on city owned property. The ordinance also expands security guards’ ability to enforce alcohol restrictions at city parks and recreation centers.