Firearm Policies, Procedures & Guidelines (Boulder County Sheriff's Office)

Caroline Curtis filed this request with the Boulder County Sheriff's Office of Boulder County, CO.


From: Caroline Curtis

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all policies, procedures, directives, memorandums, and any other guiding materials regarding matters pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• policies and procedures on the issuance of firearms permits and licenses. (Please note that this point is not a request for identities of individual permit/license holders, but is rather a request for governmental policies and parameters regarding the process and regulations by which one may obtain a license or permit. If separate strictures exist for each, provision of both would be greatly appreciated.)
• policies and procedures on the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• any and all available policies and procedures regarding local firearms policies. Please provide all such materials that alter or supplement departmental procedures.
Please include all available segregable data.
Please also provide all available data, statistics, or reports regarding matters pertaining to gun acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• the issuance of firearms permits and licenses.
• the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• the suspension of firearms permits and licenses.
• the renewal of firearms permits and licenses.
• incidents involving the use of a firearm.
If various policies or reports exist dependent on the type of firearm, provision of all applicable materials would be greatly appreciated. Should they be voluminous, provision of materials on rolling basis would be greatly appreciated.
Should your agency believe that any additional policies, procedures, reports or other analysis pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, transfer, deaths, incidents, or any related issues may reside with another agency or agencies, indication of such agencies would be greatly appreciated.
Please notify us if further clarification is necessary.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Caroline Curtis

From: Cavalier, Theresa

Ms. Curtis,

Your attached request was forwarded to my attention today. In response to your request, our policies and procedures can be accessed online at the following link:

Other information is available at:

You can also access information on Concealed Handgun Permits issued by the Boulder County Sheriff's Office at this link:

Statistical information on number of permits issued, revoked etc. can be found in our Annual Report:

Should you required a statistical report listing all firearms reports will need to complete our records request form (attached). You will be charged $30.00 per hour for research and for our Crime Analyst to compile the data. If you are interested in specific reports, we charge $5.00 per report, which includes the first 10 pages. You will be required to submit a deposit prior to us commencing our research.

Please be advised, your request was sent to a general fax number, therefore, I just received it today. In the future, please direct your records requests to the following email:<>

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us.
Thank you.

Theresa M. Cavalier
Records Manager & CCIC Coordinator
Boulder County Sheriff's Office
5600 Flatiron Parkway
Boulder, CO 80301
Office phone: 303.441.4799
FAX: 720.564.2674<>
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From: Cavalier, Theresa

The Whom it May Concern:

We responded to your request on July 21, 2016. See email below.

If you require additional information, please specify the additional information you are seeking so we can prepare an estimate of the costs.

Thank you.
Theresa Cavalier
Records Manager
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