5120:1-1-37 Authority to carry firearms.

(A) All personnel of the adult parole authority eligible by statute may carry firearms in the performance of their duties with the adult parole authority as authorized by this rule.

(B) No firearms may be carried by such personnel of the adult parole authority without prior approval in writing from the chief of the adult parole authority.

(C) Applications for permission to carry a firearm shall be made in writing to the chief of the adult parole authority on form 947-1. Such request shall include the make, model and serial number of the weapon and be approved by the regional administrator or designee.

(1) Employees carrying firearms shall use a revolver or semi-automatic pistol meeting the specifications determined by the chief of the adult parole authority.

(2) Employees authorized to carry firearms shall use the specified ammunition supplied by the agency.

(D) Permission to carry a firearm may be granted by the chief of the adult parole authority whenever he or she determines it is necessary for the personal safety of the employee making the request and in performance of the employee's duties.

(E) Employees shall carry their firearm concealed on their person while acting under authority of this rule.

(F) Permission to carry a firearm may be granted for specific or general condition.

(G) No firearm shall be authorized to be carried pursuant to this Rule until:

(1) Annual qualification of the applicant in the use of a firearm is certified by a department of rehabilitation and correction certified firearms instructor.

(2) The applicant has given a bond to the state in such amount as is required by law.

(3) An annual inspection of the firearm has been completed by a department of rehabilitation and correction certified firearms instructor.

(H) Permission to carry a firearm may be withdrawn in the discretion of the chief of the adult parole authority at any time.

(I) If a firearm is discharged during the performance of an employee's duties, an unusual incident report shall be written and submitted to the chief of the adult parole authority within one business day of the incident.

(J) Failure to comply with any of the requirements of this rule may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/04/2011 and 01/04/2016
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5120.01 , 5149.02
Rule Amplifies: 5149.05
Prior Effective Dates: 11/7/76, 11/9/81, 11/15/92