Riverside, CA asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California

Q: Can a sheriff while not on duty or on uniform carry his concealed weapon on his belt were is exposed for others to see?

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Dale S. Gribow

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info needed.

not sure if the issue is whether it is legal but rather whether it complies with the rules of the shefiff's dept

Peter Berlin

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Encino, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Law enforcement departments generally have different procedures and regulations for how their officers/detectives carry on and off-duty...generally, most officers off-duty carry "concealed" rather than "open-carry" as you describe. Procedures, regulations and rules vary, however.

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