What LEO said about Open Carry

Discussion in 'LEO Encounters' started by guardguy, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. guardguy

    guardguy New Member

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    Online discussion with a LEO friend who is part of a large police department. This guy has been with the deparment a while.

     
  2. Aberk

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  3. mountainpass

    mountainpass Under Scrutiny

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    Have him scan the training files and send them to you.
     
  4. guardguy

    guardguy New Member

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    Good idea! Will post updates.
     
  5. budone1967

    budone1967 Die Hard GCO Recruiter

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  6. CoffeeMate

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    Is the department here in Georgia?
     
  7. Aberk

    Aberk Custom User Title

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    Oh yeah... I didnt think to ask that.
     
  8. guardguy

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    I really don't want to call any department out, but yeah, he is an city/county officer for a college town near north east Georgia.

    Oh and Go Dawgs!!! :wink: :wink:

     
  9. CoffeeMate

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    If it's a department in Georgia then the Oconee County Sheriff's Office might be able to help him out with some POST certified training.
     
  10. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    I have spoken with about a half dozen or so officers of this department, and they all seemed to know the law about as well as the average GPDOer. Is your friend above SPO level?
     
  11. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    There always has to be one. :banghead:
     
  12. JMan

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    :righton: :righton: :righton: :righton: :righton: :righton:
     
  13. guardguy

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    He is a patrol officer, not familar with what a SPO level is. I have yet to hear back from him so I believe he might have realized he was wrong and is avoiding responding. Hopefully he will or at least he has learned the correct law.
     
  14. SheriffOconee

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    There is a large city/county agency near us that has the rank of SPO, which =Senior Police Officer.
    In order to obtain SPO, the patrol officer must acquire X number of advanced training hours. Many of their patrol officers are training with us, taking our Senior Deputy classes and other classes we host for free for any officer that wishes to attend, SO or PD.
    Most likely, if a patrol officer seeking SPO certification comes to our agency for training, he or she will attend a block of instruction on SB 308.
     
  15. MyFred

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    I really don't like pointing this out to an intelligent person that probably already knew, but have you ever worked in a group of people where everyone was perfect and knew how to do their job?? Thought not!!
     
  16. CoffeeMate

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    Is there any possibility that block of SB308 training might be available to non-officers?
     
  17. spotco2

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    I had a discussion with a chief not to long ago after they returned from Chiefs School for a week. He said that they had covered the new carry laws and were told that open carry is still illegal. He was very adamant about this since he had just gone to school about it.

    Yes, they were in Georgia.
     
  18. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    Please tell me this wasn't in Polk County?
     
  19. Fallschirmjäger

    Fallschirmjäger I watch the watchers

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    If he was like most people who only listen with half an ear during conferences, his ears probably perked up at 'illegal' and glossed right over the '"unless one has a GWL, it's illegal to openly carry a firearm in Georgia"