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Rule 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 certification as designated by 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) Employees shall carry their firearm concealed or unconcealed on their person in accordance with department policy while acting under authority of this rule.

(E) 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.

(F) Permission to carry a firearm may be withdrawn in the discretion of the chief of the adult parole authority at any time.

(G) If a firearm is discharged during the performance of an employee's duties, it must be reported immediately.

Last updated April 8, 2021 at 12:25 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 5120.01, 5149.02
Amplifies: 5149.05
Five Year Review Date: 1/15/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 11/7/1976, 11/9/1981, 11/15/1992, 5/8/2015, 7/11/2016