(a) Remove the cartridge from the CEW, with the blast doors facing down place
cartridge in a safe place, and arc test the CEW in a safe manner for a 5 second
cycle to determine if the cycle is proper and the device's capacitor is charged.
Failure to spark test the CEW properly may result in a deployment delay when officers attempt to use the CEW. This will verify the current battery condition
and the weapon is working properly;
(b) If during the Spark Test, officers detect an irregular pulse or a delay before the
pulse begins, officers must allow the CEW to cycle for the entire five seconds,
turn the device to "safe," turn it back on, and spark test it once again for the
entire five seconds. If the delay or irregular pulse continues on the second test,
return the CEW to the Supply Unit as defective and get a replacement. If the
second pulse is proper, retain the CEW, but retest it four or five hours later. The
second test is to determine if the capacitor is losing power during the shift. If
the second test a delay or irregular pulse occurs, return the CEW to the Supply
Unit for a replacement; and
(c) Visually inspect the CEW and the cartridges for noticeable wear or damage.
(1) Take a Firearms Authorization Form (P-0027) and the desired firearm to the Range
Master for inspection, certification, and documentation the firearm is in compliance
with Orders and functioning within the manufacturer's guidelines.
(2) The officer shall successfully complete a firearms training course designed to
develop and test proficiency with the non-issued firearm. Officers desiring to carry a
non-issued rifle must successfully complete this training and attach a copy of the
certificate of completion to the Firearms Authorization Form (P-0027).
(3) The Firearms Authorization Form (P-0027) will be forwarded through the officer's
chain of command to their division chief, at a minimum, for approval. Additionally,
officers requesting authorization to carry non-issued rifles must submit a Vehicle
Modification Request Form (P-1693) requesting the installation of a vehicle alarm.
(4) Rifles will only be stored in vehicles equipped with a vehicle alarm and a cable lock.
Vehicles not having an enclosed trunk (e.g., SUV, etc.) will be equipped with a
firearm lock box permanently attached to the vehicle.
(5) The original Firearms Authorization Form (P-0027) will be routed to Human
Resources Division by a director's executive secretary to be placed in the personnel
file and a copy will also be forwarded to the Accreditation Unit.
(6) Officers only need to re-qualify with each handgun type (e.g., Glock semi-automatic,
Revolver) they are authorized to carry. It is no longer necessary to re-qualify with
each specific handgun.
(7) Officers shall qualify with their backup weapon types, if a revolver or non-Glock
semi-automatic, at least once annually.
(8) It is the member's responsibility to notify the Firing Range Unit they need to qualify
with their approved backup weapon during one of their annual requalification
(9) Officers failing to qualify with approved backup firearms will not be authorized to
carry the weapon type, on or off duty until he successfully requalifies.
(10) If officers are no longer carrying their approved backup weapons, they shall cancel
the previously approved authorization by completing the Personal Firearms
Authorization Form (P-0027), routing it to the Human Resources Division, and note
on the form the authorization is canceled.
(a) The LEO's employing agency transmits a properly formatted message, via the
National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS), to ORI
(i) The agency should transmit the NLETS message a minimum of 24 hours
prior to travel to ensure proper routing of the information prior to the day
(ii) The three letter airport code required for the NLETS message can be found
on the airline's website, on travel itineraries, or via the Federal Aviation
(iii) If the LEO is not escorting a dignitary/transporting a prisoner or traveling
through a connecting airport, the Escorted Individual Type (EIT), Escorted
Individual Name (EIN), or Connecting Airport (CAP) fields may be omitted
from the NLETS message.
(iv) If the LEO experiences an unexpected itinerary change (e.g., weather,
delays, re-routing), the existing NLETS message will be accepted as long as
the change does not affect the date of travel and the LEO is traveling
through the same airports. If the date of travel or airport information
changes, a new NLETS message will be required.
(1) Active Officers, to be "qualified" for this privilege, must meet the following
(a) Is authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection,
investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for, any
violation of law, and has statutory powers of arrest;
(b) Is authorized by the Sheriff's Office to carry a firearm;
(c) Is not the subject of any on-going disciplinary action by the agency;
(d) Is qualified in the use of their assigned weapon;
(e) Is not under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating or hallucinatory
drug or substance; and
(f) Is not prohibited by federal law from receiving a firearm.
(2) Officers shall follow state restrictions or prohibitions of firearms on any state or
local government property, installation, building, base, or park. Additionally, private
persons or businesses are permitted to prohibit or restrict the possession of
concealed firearms on their property.
(3) Officers must have on their person their Sheriff's Office issued identification card.
(4) Officers will also be required to comply with all agency directives concerning the
qualification, carrying, and control of concealed firearms.