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New Entertainment Ordinance Could Affect Security For Raleigh Nightclubs

Posted August 1, 2005 6:56 a.m. EDT

— You may notice less police presence around Raleigh nightclubs since a new entertainment ordinance kicks in on Monday.

Previously, places which play loud music and sit on a parking lot had to hire off-duty police officers for security.

Now, establishments do not have to hire officers as long as they have not had any violations for drugs or violence in a 9-month period.

It costs around $400 to hire two off-duty officers for a night.