Flashcards in 70.8 Firearms Deck (18)
When may other than the 4006 be carried a as primary firearm?
Qualified secondary firearms may be carried as the primary firearm ONLY while traveling to, during and returning from court in civilian attire in a privately owned vehicle.
When may other than the 4006 be carried as the primary firearm while in a marked patrol vehicle?
Never, the 4006 is required to be immediately available while in a patrol vehicle regardless of destination or attire.
How many secondary firearms are authorized and what form must they be documented on?
TWO secondary firearms are authorized and they must be documented on a CHP 4, (the primary weapon is also documented on a CHP 4)
The primary and secondary firearms may be stored in the trunk of the patrol vehicle or in the gun locker at a jail facility. Policy requires: (70.8, 2-2)
The magazine shall be removed from the pistol prior to unholstering. (2-2, b)
When may an employee place his finger on the trigger of a weapon?
When actually firing the firearm, or when the firearm is pointed at an identified target and the use of deadly force is justified? (2-3, b2ab)
While flying armed, what else is required to be carried?
Flex-cuffs or hand-cuffs. (2-5, 5b)
How many shoots are required with the primary weapon each year?
12 per year, two of which shall be night shoots.
How many shoots may an employee miss during a year?
Employees may miss up to three as long as they make them up. (3-1, 1a1)
How many shot gun shoots are required?
Quarterly. Two qualifying shoots (6 rounds each) are required along with two additional practice shoots, one of which shall be at night.
How many tactical rifle shoots are required?
Quarterly. Two qualifying shoots are required along with two additional practice shoots, one of which shall be at night.
How many Weapons Officers are required in each command?
Minimum of 2
How often is the primary weapon required to be inspected?
Two, a complete inspection shall be made in conjunction with the employee's annual performance appraisal and a "field strip" approximately 6 months from then.
What form must the primary weapons inspection be documented?
An original CHP 311 shall be prepared every 4 years and for any additional firearms not included on the original form.
If during an inspection of safety equipment, a defect is noted, the defect must be corrected in what time frame?
The defect must be corrected and verified by a Weapons Officer within 90 days.
How often must the inventory and cleaning of shot guns be conducted?
Shot guns must be inventoried monthly and cleaned quarterly.
Under what conditions are blanks authorized to be used in the 4006?
Under what conditions may an officer purchase his 4006 upon retirement?
Those that retire HONORABLY after 120 months of service or who retire as a result of a job related injury regardless of time in service.