(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) Employees must satisfy all firearm training requirements and obtain all necessary firearm certifications in accordance with department policy.
(1) Employees carrying firearms shall use the firearm that meets 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 or unconcealed on their person in accordance with department policy 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) 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(H) Permission to carry a firearm may be withdrawn in the discretion of the chief of the adult parole authority at any time.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.
Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 5120:1-1-37
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/28/2016 and 01/08/2021
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, 5/8/15