a. The director may issue permits authorizing vehicles of licensed private detective businesses under contractual agreement to provide community security services in planned developments as defined in the "Municipal Land Use Law" P.L.1975, c. 291 (C. 40:55D-1 et seq.), to be equipped with and display a special identification light. Issuance of such permits shall, in addition, be approved and signed by the chief law enforcement official in the municipality in which such permit shall be used. The permit shall specify the type of light, the manner in which it shall be displayed and the conditions under which the operator of the vehicle may drive or move the vehicle when the light is in use. The permit shall also specify the color of the light, which shall be other than red. The permit for the use of the special identification light shall be carried by the operator while the light is displayed on the vehicle.
b. The permit shall be valid only when the specifications and conditions contained therein are complied with, and the director may cancel or revoke a permit issued pursuant to this act whenever the conditions for its issuance no longer exist or on any other reasonable grounds. The director shall charge a $25.00 fee for the issuance of each such permit.
c. Any person authorized to display a special identification light pursuant to this act who displays or uses said light in violation of the provisions of this act shall be liable to a penalty of $50.00 for the first offense, and $100.00 for the second and each subsequent offense.
L.1979, c. 314, s. 1, eff. Jan. 18, 1980.