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21-1289.23.


21-1289.23.
   
               CONCEALED FIREARM FOR OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER
                                      
   A. A full-time duly appointed peace officer who is certified by the
   Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET), pursuant to
   the provisions of Section 3311 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes,
   is hereby authorized to carry a weapon certified and approved by the
   employing agency during periods when the officer is not on active duty
   as provided by the provisions of subsection B of this section.
   
   B. When an off-duty officer carries a certified weapon, the officer
   shall be wearing the law enforcement uniform prescribed by the
   employing agency or when not wearing the prescribed law enforcement
   uniform, the officer shall be required:
   
   1. To have the official peace officers badge, Commission Card and
   CLEET Certification Card on his or her person at all times when
   carrying a weapon certified and approved by the employing agency; and
   
   2. To keep the authorized weapon concealed from view at all times,
   except when the weapon is used within the guidelines established by
   the employing agency.
   
   C. Nothing in this section shall be construed to alter or amend the
   provisions of Section 1272.1 of this title or expand the duties,
   authority or jurisdiction of any peace officer.
   
   D. A reserve peace officer who has satisfactorily completed a basic
   police course of not less than one hundred twenty (120) hours of
   accredited instruction for reserve police officers and reserve
   deputies from the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training or
   a course of study approved by CLEET may carry a certified weapon when
   such officer is off duty as provided by subsection E of this section,
   provided:
   
   1. The officer has been granted written authorization signed by the
   director of the employing agency; and
   
   2. The employing agency shall maintain a current list of any officers
   authorized to carry a certified weapon while said officers are off
   duty, and shall provide a copy of such list to the Council on Law
   Enforcement Education and Training. Any change to the list shall be
   made in writing and mailed to the Council on Law Enforcement Education
   and Training within five (5) days.
   
   E. When an off-duty reserve peace officer carries a certified weapon,
   the officer shall be wearing the law enforcement uniform prescribed by
   the employing agency or when not wearing the prescribed law
   enforcement uniform, the officer shall be required:
   
   1. To have his or her official peace officer's badge, Commission Card,
   CLEET Certification Card and written authorization on his or her
   person at all times when carrying a weapon certified and approved by
   the employing agency; and
   
   2. To keep the authorized weapon concealed from view at all times,
   except when the weapon is used within the guidelines established by
   the employing agency.
   
   F. Nothing in subsection D of this section shall be construed to alter
   or amend the provisions of Section 1750.2 of Title 59 of the Oklahoma
   Statutes or expand the duties or authority of any reserve peace
   officer.
   
   G. Any law enforcement officer authorized by the provisions of this
   section to carry a concealed weapon when off duty may carry a
   concealed handgun as provided by the provisions of the Oklahoma
   Self-Defense Act, Section 1290.1 et seq. of this title,
   notwithstanding the provisions of this section.
   
   H. Any off-duty peace officer who carries any weapon in violation of
   the provisions of this section shall be deemed to be in violation of
   Section 1272 of this title and may be prosecuted as provided by law
   for a violation of that section.
   

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