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2015 Sheriff’s Citizen Academy
Why do sworn officers of the law carry firearms and when are they legally used? How does a jail function? Exactly what kind of force may be used to restrain an arrestee on the street and why? Do officers carry firearms inside jails? What is immediately happening behind the scenes, when one dials “911”? What responsibilities does a sheriff’s office have that a police department may not? How does our criminal justice system function?
Under North Carolina General Statutes, the Sheriff of each county is directed to issue weapon permits to qualifying residents of his county, and to non-residents of the county who are collectors. All applications must be completed at the Sheriff's Office in the presence of an officer or the Pistol Permit Clerk. Read more....
As of December 1, 1995, certain residents of North Carolina may be eligible to obtain a permit which would allow them to carry a concealed handgun under certain conditions. N.C. Gen. Stat. 14-415.11 No other weapons may be carried concealed pursuant to such permit. Read more....