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Standard 11.09 of the __________________________ specifically prohibits the introduction
of firearms, ammunition, chemical agents, or electric weapons into any state, county or
municipal detention facility unless it is authorized by the policy and procedure directives of the
Florida Model Jail Standards (FMJS)
The chemical agent Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) and Conducted Electrical Weapon's (CEW)
are authorized by the ___________________________ to be carried inside the detention facility
only by certified officers trained in their use.
Director of Corrections (DOC)
The expandable baton authorized for use by police officers employed by the Sheriff's Office,
is the Monadnock __________or_____________ expandable baton.
22" or 26"
Field force officers may be issued a _______________ straight Monadnock baton for use ONLY in riot or
crowd control.
The Monadnock batons are the only batons officers are authorized to carry and use without
prior approval from a ________________ or higher authority.
Officers successfully completing training and issued a CEW may elect not to carry their
intermediate weapon on their duty belt; however, they must have it in their assigned
vehicle in an ____________________ area,
easily accessible
Any baton found to be unsafe or malfunctioning will be removed from service and taken to
the ____________________ to be repaired or replaced.
Supply Unit
Chemical agents carried or inventoried for Sheriff's Office use must be authorized by the
___________________ or his designee.
The authorized hand held aerosol chemical munition for use by individual Sheriff's Office
personnel is the _____________________________
"Defense Technology MK-3."
After receiving the appropriate training, patrol supervisors (i.e., sergeants and lieutenants)
are, additionally, authorized to carry the "Defense Technology ____________. Supervisors are
authorized to use this chemical munition, in accordance with their training to control civil
unrest (i.e., large crowds, etc.).
While in uniform or Battle Dress Uniform (BDU), authorized agency members below the
rank of ________________ will carry the authorized handheld chemical munition on his duty belt.
Gas weapons (e.g., 37mm, hand held dispersion device, MK-9, etc.) shall be used only by a
skilled officer trained in their use and with the prior approval of the _________________,______________,_____________, or higher
Special Weapons and
Tactics (SWAT) Commander,
Field Force Commander,
patrol watch commander
Only the _________________,________________,or____________________
may authorize the use of specialty impact weapons assigned to SWAT or Field Force.
Examples of specialty impact weapons include beanbag projectiles; launchable wooden,
foam, or rubber batons; and pellets.
SWAT Commander,
Field Force Commander, or
SWAT team leaders
In order to remain current in the use of these munitions and retain
the authorization to deploy them, personnel authorized in the use of these munitions shall
complete a refresher course and qualify once every ___________ months.
In order to prevent loading of lethal ammunition into a non-deadly designated firearm, each
firearm designated to be a specialty impact weapons firearm will be __________________ marked.
Any specialty impact weapon found to be unsafe or malfunctioning will be removed from
service and taken to the ____________________ to be repaired or replaced.
Range Master
If members are issued an X26P the additional cartridge may
be carried on the CEW, clipped on the bottom of the _____________________.
"xppm" (battery).
CEW repairs shall be documented and the records shall be maintained
by the CEW records custodian assigned to the Training Academy with a copy forwarded to
the ___________________.
Supply Unit
CEW downloads include the date, time and duration of use, along with
manufacturer recorded data. CEW use histories will be downloaded on each CEW quarterly
or at a supervisor's discretion. Instructions on how to do a CEW download are found on the
Training Academy website. CEW download cords are located at the following locations:
a. Each Patrol Sub-station;
b. Pretrial Detention Facility (PDF);
c. Montgomery Correctional Center (MCC);
d. Homicide Unit;
e. Internal Affairs Unit;
f. Integrity Unit;
g. Training Academy;
h. Narcotics Unit; and
i. Supply Unit.
CEW downloads will be part of the supervisors' _________________ inspections of their personnel and
will be documented on the __________________________________. Downloads will be uploaded
to JSO's secure server in accordance with training.
quarterly , Vehicle Inspection Form (P-0102)
As it relates to
this exposure, treat the CEW as you would any portable electronic device (e.g., laptop, cell
phone, pager, etc.) Therefore, agency members shall reasonably protect the CEW and the
cartridges from:
a. Water, rain, etc.;
b. Temperature extremes. Cold temperatures can negatively affect battery life, usability,
and effectiveness. Officers should reasonably insulate CEW's and cartridges from being
unnecessarily exposed to cold conditions;
c. Unreasonable exposure to dust, dirt, mud, etc.;
d. Unreasonable risk of theft;
e. Unreasonable exposure to inclement CEW storage conditions; and
f. Unreasonable accessibility to people other than members of this Agency.
Personnel equipped with the CEW shall ensure proper operation by testing the CEW
with the air cartridge DETACHED at the __________________ of each shift (including secondary
employment) or at least once every ____________ days during days off;
beginning, five
In order to test the CEW, members shall:
(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.
Officers who have a battery that shows only __________ or less power level shall take the
battery to the Supply Unit for replacement. Those batteries collected by the Supply Unit having ______________ or less power level will be
sent to the Training Academy for training use.
In order to maintain proficiency and understanding of the application of the CEW, members
will be required to receive ________________ training.
While in uniform or BDU, members who have successfully completed the mandatory
training are required to carry the CEW. Members with the rank of ___________________ or above have
the option of wearing their assigned CEW while on duty.
The CEW shall be worn on the duty belt or issued tactical vest on the weak side in a _________________________ position.
cross draw
Officers needing to replace an air cartridge due to damage or malfunction will document
this in an ___________________ to their supervisor. Officers may use the Central Communication Record
(CCR) number of a Response to Resistance (RTR) Report or a COPS-MORE Arrest &
Booking Report documenting a CEW deployment, or an email documenting an
accidental discharge or damaged/malfunctioning air cartridges, signed by their
supervisor, to the Supply Unit to justify the issue of replacement CEW air cartridges.
Prior to issuing a replacement CEW, Supply personnel will download the CEW data and
upload it to a website designated by the _____________________ via a designated web
Staff Inspections Unit
If the CEW was received at the Property & Evidence Facility, the Property &
Evidence supervisor or designee will forward the received CEW to the Supply Unit
the next _____________________ for the CEW data to be downloaded
business day
If Supply personnel do not have the required account or training to perform the
download, they shall notify their _______________________ and request a
credentialed and trained employee (Training Academy Staff, Police Supervisor,
and Civilian) to complete the download.
immediate supervisor
Officers experiencing a CEW malfunction will send an email to their _____________________ and copy
the ___________________ indicating the CEW model, serial number, and how the CEW is
malfunctioning. The officer will immediately remove the CEW from service and not
attempt to utilize the CEW. This information will be necessary to ensure proper repairs
are made. Officers will take the CEW to the Supply Unit for exchange. Should the Supply
Unit be closed, officers will go to the Property & Evidence Facility for issuance.
supervisor, Supply Unit
Supply/Property & Evidence Facility personnel will download and print the information
contained on the _____________________ of the officer's malfunctioning CEW following the
procedures previously outlined. This information and a copy of the officer's email will be
forwarded to the Accreditation Unit for record keeping purposes.
computer chip
Prior to being approved for use (issued and non-issued) all firearms will be tested and/or
inspected by an agency-approved qualified firearms instructor or armorer. The testing
and/or inspection of issued and non-issued firearms will occur during the officer's
mandatory _________________________.
firearms requalification
Any firearm found to be unsafe or malfunctioning will
be removed from service and taken to the ___________________ to be repaired or replaced.
Range Master
Consider all guns loaded, and:
(1) Clear and verify is our method of making firearms as safe as possible, even though
they are still considered to be loaded:
(a) For the Glock, or other semi-automatic handguns, remove the source of
ammunition (magazine);
(b) Vigorously rack the slide and on the third rack, lock the slide to the rear using
the slide stop lever;
(c) Visually and/or physically check the chamber, and the magazine well to ensure it
is not loaded; and
(d) Rack the slide, letting it go forward and handle the firearm safely.
(2) Clear and verify for revolvers:
(a) Open the cylinder;
(b) Depress the star ejector to dump the rounds out;
(c) Count the rounds; and
(d) Count the empty cylinders.
(3) Clear and verify for shoulder-fired weapons:
(a) Ensure the safety is on;
(b) Remove the source of the ammunition (magazine) for rifles. For shotguns, use
one of the safety techniques as taught by the Training Academy/Firing Range to
remove the rounds from the magazine; do not rack them out through the
(c) Lock the action/bolt open; and
(d) Verify nothing is in the magazine well or chamber.
__________________________ is the required condition of storage of Sheriff's Office shoulder
weapons in vehicles. The safety will be on. The bolt/actions will be forward and
locked in position with the chamber empty. Shotgun magazine tubes will be loaded
with a minimum of four shells. Rifle magazines will be inserted into the magazine
wells and locked in place.
Safety Procedures for Dry Firing:
a. Dry firing is probably one of the easiest and best methods of practice. Agency members
must take all steps necessary to ensure the safety of others.
(1) Clear and verify; check it twice.
(2) Move all ammunition away from the area you plan to practice in and do not put the
firearm and ammunition together again until you are positive that you have finished
(3) If possible, pick a wall or location providing the safest backstop should an accident
occur. Brick walls or similar walls of solid materials are best.
b. Members should still treat the firearm as if it were loaded, ensuring no person is in the
vicinity of the muzzle during practice. Members should never practice drawing against another individual unless members are in a structured class, and the instructor has
inserted a safety device in the firearm, rendering it unable to inflict death or great bodily
c. Many members practice their draw technique before work. This type of practice without
clearing and verifying the gun first shall not be performed as it is an unwise and unsafe
procedure, even if members do not intend to pull the trigger.
The following JSO personnel are authorized to carry firearms:
(1) Sworn police officers;
(2) Special Deputy Sheriffs (including sworn bailiffs and judicial officers), in accordance
with their appointments;
(3) Members of the Sheriff's Office Reserve units who are trained, certified, and requalify
with their firearms with the same frequency as sworn officers. The authority
for Reserve Officers to carry an off-duty firearm is limited to Duval County, and a
valid Sheriff's Office Identification card must be carried any time an off-duty firearm
is carried;
(4) Corrections officers;
(5) Armed security officers;
Retired law enforcement officers who are currently employed by the Jacksonville
Sheriff's office in either a part time or full time capacity who are trained, certified,
and re-qualify with their firearms with the same frequency as sworn officers.
Members who fall under this category must:
(a) Wear the firearm concealed;
(b) Must carry their HR218 card; and
(c) Must carry an officially recognized handgun type.
The officially recognized handgun types of the Sheriff's Office are the:
(1) Glock 9mm, with factory trigger pull/connector, the Glock .40 caliber semiautomatic
handgun, with eight lb. trigger pull, both with standard magazines; and
(2) The .38 and .357 caliber revolvers approved by the Range Master.
Members carrying an authorized alternate primary weapon shall load their magazine to
full capacity. In addition, _________________ shall always be chambered in the weapon.
one round
The Sheriff's Office authorized semi-automatic handguns are the Glock Models 17, 22,
23, 26, 27, 43, 34, and 35. The Glock models 17 and 22 are the primary issued handguns
for on duty use by all _________________ sworn Sheriff's Office employees. In addition to the
Glock Models 17 and 22, the Glock Models 34 and 35 are authorized as an alternate
primary handgun for on duty use by all uniformed sworn Sheriff's office employees
upon authorization. Employees who have received authorization to carry the Glock 34
or 35 must utilize the same type duty holster (manufactured for the Glock 34 and 35)
issued by supply for the Glock 17 and 22.
In addition to the Glock Models 17, 22, 34, and
35, the Glock Models 19, 23, 26, and 27 are authorized as a primary handgun for _______________
sworn employees and staff.
non uniform
Members carrying a Glock Model 19, 22, or 35 shall load their magazine to full capacity
(_______________). Members carrying a Glock Model 17 or 34 shall load their magazine to full
capacity (____________). Members carrying a Glock Model 23 shall load their magazine to
full capacity (___________). Members carrying a Glock Model 27 shall load their magazine
to full capacity ___________). Members carrying a Glock Model 26 shall load their magazine
to full capacity (_____________). Members carrying a Glock Model 43 shall load their
magazine to full capacity (_____________). In addition, one round shall always be chambered
in the weapon.
15 rounds, 17 rounds, 13 rounds, 9 rounds, 10 rounds, 6 rounds
All members shall carry a Sheriff's Office authorized handgun as their primary handgun
while in uniform or in plain clothes unless otherwise approved by a _____________ or higher
Various members of selected units may carry the Glock model 43 9mm handgun as their
primary handgun while operating in plain clothes with prior approval from the _____________.
All Police through the rank of lieutenant, judicial officers, sworn bailiffs, armed
security officers, and reserve officers shall qualify with their issued firearms every
________________ according to the schedule established by the Training Academy.
six months
All other
personnel will qualify with their primary handgun, at least, _________________. Each officer is
credited with a qualifying score when successfully completing the firearms training
Officers who fail to re-qualify with their assigned handgun will be
immediately placed on a temporary limited duty status until they successfully requalify.
This status will include:
(a) Loss of the authority to carry his assigned weapons;
(b) Loss of take-home vehicle privileges; and
(c) Revocation of secondary employment privileges which involve the exercise of
police authority (previously approved authorization for secondary employment
will be immediately suspended).
(d) If an officer fails to qualify during a training session and cannot re-qualify before
the end of the session, the Range Officer shall notify the officer's supervisor. The
officer's supervisor will ensure the officer is placed on a temporary limited duty
status and the officer and his vehicle are taken to the officer's assigned duty
station. The supervisor shall notify his commanding officer and the Chief of
Human Resources of the officer's change of status. The same will apply when an
officer fails to attend a firearm requalification session during each six month
period (January-June, July-December).
Agency members who initially fail to complete the re-qualification course
successfully with their assigned handgun but later successfully re-qualify will be
placed on a _________________ plan to be determined by the Range Master and the
member's supervisor.
firearms proficiency
All corrections officers must qualify and attain a passing score with the primary handgun
(Glock 17 or 22):
(1) Corrections officers through the rank of captain shall qualify once each year;
(2) Corrections Officers assigned to a position requiring the carrying of a firearm will
immediately notify their supervisor in the event the qualifying requirements have
not been met; and
(3) Corrections Officers assigned to a position requiring the carrying of a firearm will
also be required to wear approved body armor.
Officers desiring to carry a non-issued Sheriff's Office, alternative primary firearm,
backup handgun, rifle, or shotgun shall:
(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.
When off-duty, all sworn officers will keep their Sheriff's Office issued or approved
handguns available when:
(1) Operating their assigned Sheriff's Office vehicle while in civilian clothing; or
(2) As a passenger in a Sheriff's Office vehicle.
Police officers assigned to Narcotics, Vice, Intelligence, Juvenile Intervention, Career
Criminal, or Criminal Apprehension Units must follow the procedure outlined previously
to carry alternate handguns other than Sheriff's Office issued handguns. Any alternate
primary handguns, carried by these police officers, must be approved by the _______________________ or higher authority.
Director of
Investigations & Homeland Security
The official Sheriff's Office issued shotgun is the Remington 870, 12-gauge pump with an
________to_________ barrel. If an employee desires to carry a shotgun not issued by the Sheriff's
Office, it must be approved and be the same barrel length, gauge, action, and make as
the issued shotgun
18" to 21"
The official Sheriff's Office issued rifle is the AR-15, 5.56 mm caliber, with a 16" barrel,
adjustable stock, and a tactical sling, and:
(1) Rifles will be zeroed (sighted) to the assigned officer and the zero (sight) sheets will
be kept by the Range Master. A copy will be provided to the officer.
(2) A minimum of 32 hours of rifle training is required before rifles are issued and
utilized on duty by an employee.
(3) Thirty round magazines will be loaded with 28 rounds. Twenty round magazines will
be loaded with 18 rounds.
(4) Automatic weapons, semi-automatic shotguns, and other rifles shall be used only by
skilled officers trained in their use and with the prior approval of a department
director, or higher authority.
Ammunition used by authorized employees, while on duty or off-duty, shall consist of:
(a) All ammunition must be .223 Federal 55-grain Boat Tail Hollow Point (T223E).
(b) All magazines must be from a reputable manufacturer and approved by the
Range Master.
For authorized non-issued handguns, only top quality, factory manufactured, hollow
point ammunition will be used for revolvers and; semi-automatic handguns. All
ammunition is to be the product of a major ammunition producer. Projectiles may
not weigh less than ______________. Reloads of any type are absolutely prohibited;
85 grains
Sheriff's Office ammunition standards for ammunition stocked and issued by the JSO
for routine assignment will be:;
(a) .40 caliber S & W, Winchester 180 grain, Ranger SXT hollow point, RA40T;
(b) 9mm - Winchester 9mm Luger +P+ 127 grain T-series RA9TA;
(c) .38 Special (+P) 158 grain, hollow point (for large frame weapons);
(d) .38 Special hollow point (for small frame and air weight weapons);
(e) Federal LE 132-00 12 Gauge 9 Pellet 00 Buck; and
(f) .223 caliber Federal 55 grain, Boat Tail hollow point (T223E).
Tactical Firearm Flashlight for Glock Pistols:
(a) The approved tactical firearm flashlights for Glock pistols are the M3 type
flashlights that attach to the factory rails on Glock pistols. The holster issued by the Supply Unit is the Glock 2 ¼" holster with light kit. Prior to being authorized
to install these lights and use this style holster, officers must attend specific
training in their use.
(i) Officers must contact the Firing Range to establish a time to conduct the
training and must report to the Firing Range with their purchased light for
(ii) Officers will report to the Supply Unit with the required copy of the Firearms
Authorization form (P-0027), signed by Firing Range Staff to have the holster
(iii) No officer will be issued the holster unless all of the above requirements are
(b) The flashlight will be attached to the firearm at all times. Officers will not add or
remove the flashlight from the weapon while on duty.
(c) These tactical lights are designed to be activated by the non-dominant thumb
and not the trigger finger. The trigger finger should be indexed on the frame
unless shooting is required. Pressure pad activation is not authorized for
handgun mounted lights.
Tactical Firearm Flashlights for Shoulder Fired Firearms:
(a) M3 types of flashlights are also acceptable for long guns.
(b) There are many very effective lighting systems available. If any modification of
the firearm is required, Range staff will make the modification.
(c) Tactical firearm flashlights are to be used only in cases where pointing the
firearm at a person, object, or area would be consistent with orders and agency
training. The tactical firearm flashlight will not be used for routine searching
purposes. Officers shall use a handheld flashlight for these purposes or where
the threatened use or actual use of deadly force would not be authorized.
Magazine Extensions:
(a) Magazine extensions are not authorized for the Glock 22.
(b) Officers carrying a Glock 23 or 27 are authorized the addition of the magazine
finger groove extension for grip purposes only.
(c) No magazine will be authorized which enables the firearm to carry more
ammunition than the manufacturer intended.
___________________ Devices for Firearms will not be authorized for normal patrol or
investigative operations.
Laser Aiming
Optical Sighting Devices/Scopes for Rifles:
(a) Many high quality sighting systems are available for use on the AR15 system.
The JSO Range Master will maintain a list of approved optics which may be
purchased at the officer's expense. The maintenance of these devices is the
responsibility of the purchasing officer.
(b) Optics must be zeroed (sighted) with the range staff and recorded as required
with the rifle's iron sights.
(c) Optics with magnification must be capable of a minimum of 1X Power Setting.
In Circuit and County Courts, officers may wear their weapons unless:
(1) The judge in a particular case rules weapons shall not be worn. This order, if issued,
would apply only to that particular trial;
(2) The officer is a party or defendant in a case; and
(3) If condition (1) applies, the officer shall leave his weapon(s) at the Court Liaison
Office (lockboxes) before entering the courtroom. If condition (2) applies, the officer
shall leave his weapon safely secured outside (vehicle trunk, home, etc.) of the
(4) JSO police officers conducting official business in the Duval County Courthouse or its
courts located elsewhere may carry weapons into the facilities. Officers not on official business will not be allowed to be armed and must proceed through the
magnetometers, if applicable.
No weapons shall be worn, carried, or displayed by any officer or authorized member
while appearing inside the ___________________ or other federal judicial facilities.
U.S. Federal Courthouse
Standard 11.09 of the FMJS specifically prohibits the introduction of firearms,
ammunition, chemical agents, or electric weapons into any state, county, or municipal
detention facility, unless authorized by the ____________________________
commanding officer
Florida State Statute (F.S.S.) 394.458 specifically prohibits the introduction of firearms or
deadly weapons into any ____________________, which operates under supervision of the
Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, and any forensic facility such as the
Northeast Florida State Hospital;
mental health facility
Unless otherwise authorized by Transportation Security Administration (TSA), law
enforcement officers (LEO) flying armed are required to:
(a) Be a federal law enforcement officer or a full-time municipal, county, or state
law enforcement officer who is a direct employee of a government agency;
(b) Be sworn and commissioned to enforce criminal statutes or immigration
(c) Be authorized by the employing agency to have the weapon in connection with
assigned duties;
(d) Complete the training program, "Law Enforcement Officers Flying Armed;"
(e) Possess an Original Letter of Authority on JSO letterhead stating the need for
the officer to be armed is in connection with the performance of his duty and
includes the date the officer completed the approved class; and
(f) Have the operational need to fly armed.
The following procedures must be followed for a State or local law enforcement
officers to fly armed:
(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
of travel.
(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
Administration website.
(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.
On the day of travel, the LEO checks-in with the airline ticket counter, identifies
himself and presents the original Letter of Authority from his _____________ or ____________. The LEO fills out the armed traveler paperwork provided by the airline and
proceeds to the Armed LEO Screening Checkpoint.
chief, agency
At the Armed LEO Screening Checkpoint, the LEO provides the Unique
Alphanumeric Identifier from the NLETS message and displays his badge,
credentials, boarding pass, a second form of government identification, and
required airline paperwork, commonly referred to as Person Carrying Firearms
(PCFA) forms.
The LEO meets with the ______________,_______________,____________, and/or other Law Enforcement Officers onboard the flight as
Pilot in Command,
Federal Air Marshals,
Federal Flight
Deck Officers,
_______________________ shall not be served to any member allowed to carry a weapon
on an aircraft.
Alcoholic beverages
Weapons transported in checked baggage must be __________________, the baggage locked or
carried in a ________________, and the carrier notified in advance the baggage contains a
weapon. The baggage must be carried in an area inaccessible to passengers.
unloaded, locked box
Sheriff's Office employees are ___________________ from carrying a firearm while consuming or
under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, or under the influence of a drug or
medication which impairs the employee's dexterity or judgment.
Sworn officers (including Sworn Bailiffs and Judicial Officers) who wish to carry a
concealed firearm in any state without a concealed handgun permit per the Federal Law
Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (FLEOSA), shall follow the following procedures:
(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.
For a separated officer to be qualified, he must meet the following criteria:
(a) Be separated from service in good standing other than for reasons of instability;
(b) Prior to separation, had full arrest powers;
(c) Prior to separation, could not be the subject of any disciplinary action by the
agency which could result in suspension or loss of police powers;
(d) Served ten or more (aggregate) years as a law enforcement officer or separated
due to a service-connected disability;
(e) During the 12 months prior to retirement, met the FDLE firearm's qualifications;
(f) Is not under the influence of alcohol or any intoxicating or hallucinatory drugs or
(g) Not be prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm; and
(h) Must be carrying photographic identification issued by the governmental agency
identifying the individual as a law enforcement officer.
Qualified retired officers who wish to participate must report to the JSO Firing
Range and:
(a) Bring their own handgun, either a revolver or semi-automatic pistol no smaller
than 9mm in caliber, capable of being loaded with no less than five rounds;
(b) Bring 50 rounds of factory-manufactured ammunition for the weapon for
(c) Bring a serviceable and reliable alternative carry holster, but not a generic nylon
(one size fits all pistol-type) holster. It must be attached to a belt sturdy enough
to allow for safe and dependable drawing and holstering with one hand. There
is also a required timed reload, so a dependable second magazine or speed
loader, and a pouch are also required;
(d) Provide, no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled qualification date, personal
biographical information to the Training Academy staff for the purpose of
successfully passing a JSO background check indicating he is not prohibited by
federal law for receiving or possessing a firearm;
(e) Sign a Waiver of Liability; and
(f) Provide valid photo identification and a retired JSO identification card.
The qualification course will be held quarterly at the Firing Range on the first
Wednesday of January, April, July, and October. Those retired officers who fail to
qualify must seek outside remedial training before attempting to qualify again. After
remedial training, the retired officer can attempt a second qualification at the next
qualification date. Any further attempts at qualification will be determined by the
Range Master or his designee.
Members will be familiar with and abide by the provisions of F.S.S. 790.174 (a person who
knows or reasonably should know a minor is likely to gain access to the firearm without the
lawful permission of the minor's parent or the person having charge of the minor, or
without the supervision required by law shall securely store the firearms from access by
persons under the age of ___________).
Members may use one of these safe storage techniques to store agency-issued weapons
safely. Safe storage techniques include:
a. Gun safes;
b. Trigger locks;
c. Trigger cables;
d. Locked gun cases; and
e. Other locked containers.
When off-duty, all weapons will be stored in the member's police vehicle's locked trunk or
secured inside the member's residence. Rifles secured in the police vehicle's locked trunk
will be secured by an issued _______________ (the ______________ will not be run through the trigger
guard of any weapon due to the danger of an accidental discharge).
cable lock
Any time the vehicle is left unattended, the ________________ will be activated. Rifles may also
be carried in the rifle locking assemblies attached to the cage. When utilizing a pool vehicle
without an alarm, the officer shall store the patrol rifle at his _______________ when off-duty.
vehicle alarm , residence
If a weapon
is removed from the vehicle due to unlawful means while an officer is on duty, or operating
in an off-duty capacity as mentioned above, the officer will notify their chain of command
and ensure all necessary reports are written. These cases will be evaluated by the
employee's ______________ to determine if officer negligence was a contributing factor for the loss.
If officer negligence is deemed a contributing factor, and the officer may be subject to
disciplinary action, the director will forward all of the incident information to ________________
for review. Once the information is forwarded, Internal Affairs will determine the
appropriate follow up investigative action to be taken. In cases where the director
determines counseling and/or training is the most appropriate action, the situation may be
addressed by the officer's chain of command.
Internal Affairs
The designated personnel listed below
will physically verify this inventory monthly. The verification process will document the
condition and expiration dates as applicable. Any problems or malfunctions arising from the
day-to-day use of this equipment will be reported immediately to the following via the
watch lieutenant:
a. Jails Division-PDF - Security Sergeant;
b. Prisons Division-MCC - Security Sergeant; and
c. Prisons Division-CTC - Security/Services Sergeant.