502 KAR 13:030. Range qualification for certification under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 ("LEOSA"), 18 U.S.C. 926C, for honorably retired elected or appointed peace officers

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/502/013/030.htm
Published: 2015

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      502 KAR 13:030. Range qualification for

certification under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004

("LEOSA"), 18 U.S.C. 926C, for honorably retired elected or appointed

peace officers.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 237.110, 237.138,

237.140, 237.142, 18 U.S.C. 926C

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 237.140

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS

237.140 provides for the certification of honorably retired elected or appointed

peace officers to carry a concealed deadly weapon pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 926C

and requires the Kentucky State Police to promulgate administrative regulations

to implement the certification provisions. This administrative regulation

establishes the requirements and procedures for range qualification for

certification.

 

      Section 1. Perform Live-firing Exercises.

An applicant shall annually qualify for certification by performing a

live-firing exercise in which the applicant is required to:

      (1) Fire from a safe position;

      (2) Perform without receiving any

assistance in holding, aiming, or firing from the instructor or any other

person; and

      (3) Meet the marksmanship qualification

requirement for a retired peace officer as specified in KRS 237.140(4)(a).

 

      Section 2. Supervision of Live-firing

Exercise. The live-firing exercise shall be supervised as required by KRS

237.140(4)(b).

 

      Section 3. Live-Firing Exercise

Procedures and Grading. (1) If the live-firing exercise is conducted at a

facility or range that requires a training instructor or range officer to clear

or directly supervise and assist in the clearing of all firearm jams or

malfunctions, the clearing of a firearm jam or malfunction by a certified

firearms instructor or facility range officer in accordance with that policy

shall not constitute prohibited assistance to an applicant for the purposes of

Section 1(2) of this administrative regulation.

      (2) An applicant shall provide a safe,

functional handgun and factory-loaded ammunition.

      (3) Prior to conducting range firing, the

firearms instructor shall:

      (a) Inspect each applicant’s firearm; and

      (b) Not allow the firing of a handgun

that the instructor has reason to believe is not in sound mechanical condition

or otherwise may pose a safety hazard.

      (4) A passing grade shall not be given on

range work to an applicant who:

      (a) Does not follow the orders of the

firearms instructor;

      (b) In the judgment of the firearms

instructor, handles a firearm in a manner that poses a danger to the applicant

or to others; or

      (c) Fails to meet the marksmanship

qualification requirement for a retired peace officer as specified in KRS

237.140(4)(a).

      (5) If the applicant successfully

completes the live-firing exercise, the firearms instructor shall mail or hand

deliver the completed "Peace Officer Range Qualification Certification -

LEOSA," KSP Form Number 123, showing the applicant’s successful completion

of the live-firing exercise to the applicant within five (5) business days.

 

      Section 4. Incorporation by Reference.

(1) "Peace Officer Range Qualification Certification-LEOSA," KSP 123,

07/05, is incorporated by reference.

      (2) This material may be inspected,

copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Criminal

Identification and Records Branch, Kentucky State Police, 1250 Louisville,

Road, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The

phone number for the Criminal Identification and Records Branch is (502)

227-8700. (34 Ky.R. 1313; Am. 1723; eff. 2-1-2008.)