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can police officers or detectives carry there own firearm on the job???
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can police officers or detectives carry there own firearm on the job???

just curious if police, detectives, or any other law enforcement can carry a personal firearm instead of the standard issue firearm. is there a way to do this, certain limitations, like same caliber, different make?

just curious because i read something pertaining to this a litle while ago and it didn't really make sense.

also do police or detectives get to bring there firearms home?







elchistoso69
It all depends on what the Department Policy allows, and the policy is different from agency to agency.

Police and detectives are allowed to keep their firearms and bring them home. They are allowed to carry their weapon, on or off duty, wherever they have jurisdiction, and outside of that jurisdiction if the laws in that jurisdiction allows it.

El Chistoso


Kevy
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The policies on this will differ from department to department. Some will not allow you to carry anything but what they give you, some will say you can choose between a few models of the same caliber and some will allow you to carry anything you can qualify with, within reason of course.


charlsyeh
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yes you can carry your own weapon.even if you carry any other weapon you can still take your gun home.you are considered a officer 24-7 and have to be armed 24-7.
----------retired texas deputy sheriff----------


Chris
No one on this site can answer this question correctly...

1) Each Department has its own rules regarding its firearms.

2) Some Departments like mine, ISSUE erveryone the SAME exact make,model, and caliber pistol... And we are expected to keep our equipment with us, even when going home. Other firearms are at the chiefs discretion, but we can NEVER replace the ISSUED firearm with our own.. we can simply carry a second pistol if the chief approves it.

So you see, you will get 100 different answers if you go to 100 different departments... and technically there is no WRONG answer, because what works for one department might not work for another department.


Bimbo_Co
Yes, as long as the weapon is approved by the department and they can pass the course of fire with it and yes they can take them home. That is only if your agency allows it.


nineoneoner
In our department, the officers are issued a particular handgun and they can chose to take the weapon home or not. Most of the men and women I work with carry their own weapon of choice off duty.


sinbadnc
yes, and yes. we do use our own, but at our cost. we also have to qualify on them before we are allowed to carry them. also we are always on call (even when we aren't in our town, but we are kind of like mayberry rfd). so we carry them everywhere (but have to have ccw/id/badge when off duty).


Carlos
Yes, to all questions. Their are some limitations at least in Los Angeles, CA. The gun you decide to carry as your primary weapon has to have a safety. I know it doesn't sound like a big deal but it narrows down the list quite a bit.


Spectre
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Departments set their own policies on firearms carried while on duty, but all officers are expected to carry their weapons home in case they are called out for an emergency situation.


Pretty Much
2nd amendment ever heard of it?


Must Be The Clouds In My Eyes
they are allowed too after a certain amount of time on the force but several still do not , i for one dont want guns in the household


Aww Yeah!
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yes and yes

in most places

in most cases


LeAnnderthal
yes and yes







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