Criminal Offenses


SECTION 11-47-17.1

§ 11-47-17.1. Mandatory or discretionary nature of § 11-47-15.1 requirements – Qualification reports to be filed.

(a) All law enforcement officers of this state and its political subdivisions, whose permanent appointment shall take place later than June 6, 1970, shall be required to qualify with the pistol or revolver with which they are armed prior to their permanent appointment, that qualification to be as required in §§ 11-47-15.1 and 11-47-15.3. All permanent appointed law enforcement officers of this state and its political subdivisions who are required to qualify under § 11-47-17 may, at the discretion of the officer, qualify under either § 11-47-15, 11-47-15.1 or 11-47-15.3. The failure of any law enforcement officer to qualify under the provisions of this section revokes his or her privilege of carrying a pistol or revolver, whether concealed or not, on or about his or her person. Qualification under this section will be required at periods of not more than one year, except for correctional officers who must repeat this qualification every two (2) years.

(b) Copies of all of the qualification reports shall be filed with the office of the attorney general.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1970, ch. 282, § 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 279, § 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 364, § 2; P.L. 2007, ch. 73, art. 3, § 15.)