Firearm Policies, Procedures & Guidelines (La Plata County Sheriffs Office)

Caroline Curtis filed this request with the La Plata County Sheriffs Office of La Plata County, CO.
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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.

Sincerely,

Caroline Curtis

From: Information Muckrock

Michael,

My office received an Colorado Open Records Act Request from your
organization on July 18, 2016 requesting information related to the
issuance of Firearms Permits. After consultation with the La Plata County
Attorney’s Office, we believe that this request does not fall under the
provisions of the Colorado Open Records Act but rather the provisions of
the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act, C.R.S. 24-72-301, and thus the 3
to 7 day time limit for response is not applicable.

Your request is somewhat broad, but our interpretation is that you are
requesting information related to firearms permits issued to the public as
authorized by Colorado Law, so that is the information that is included in
this response. If you request is related to internal department related
matters, there are firearms policies that govern the actions of our
employees but they do not require a permit and are not being provided in
this response. If you require these internal polices related to department
personnel please submit an supplemental request clarifying what you are
looking for.

I have included a copy of the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office policy
regarding the issuance of Concealed Handgun Permits, a complete Concealed
Handgun Permit Application as well as the most recent report on the
issuance, denial and revocation of permits. Please let me know if you
require any additional information.

*Sean M. Smith*

*La Plata County Sheriff*

sean.smith@co.laplata.co.us

Phone: (970) 247-1157

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