document Firearms Regulations

In Police Standard Operating Procedures

Law Enforcement agencies must implement strict control over all firearms, including ammunition, which it allows officers to carry and use in the performance of their duties. The use of firearms shall be consistent with the department's USE OF FORCE Policy, and only used to accomplish lawful objectives. This SAMPLE SOP establishes guidelines regarding types and specifications of firearms, including ammunition, authorized for use; training and qualification procedures; care and inspection of all firearms; and safety and security procedures. PSOP-021, Firearm, Weapon