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2400 Board of Examiners of Constables
Pursuant to the Guidelines in 29 Del.C. §10118(a)(1)-(7), the Board of Examiners of Constables ("Board") hereby issues this Order. Following notice and a public hearing on the proposed adoption of amendments to rule 5.0 Firearms Policy, the Board makes the following Findings and Conclusions:
10. The Board therefore adopts this amendment pursuant to 10 Del.C. §2702(b) and guidelines of 29 Del.C. §10118 of the Administrative Procedures Act. See, Strauss v. Silverman, Del. Supr., 399 A.2d 192 (1979).
5.1 No person licensed under Title 24 Chapter 13 Sections 1315 & 1317 10 Del.C. §2703 shall carry a firearm unless that person has first passed an approved firearms course given of instruction and an initial qualification administered by a Board approved certified firearms instructor. which The course of instruction shall include a minimum 40 hours course of instruction of training. The Professional Licensing Section may waive the 40 hour training requirement depending upon the applicant's professional credentials, training and/or work experience (i.e. prior law enforcement).
5.2 Individuals licensed to carry a firearm must shoot a minimum of three (3) qualifying shoots per constable year, scheduled on at least two (2) separate days, with a recommended minimum 90 days between scheduled shoots. Of these three (3), there will be one (1) mandatory "low light" shoot. Simulation is permitted and it may be combined with a daylight shoot. The initial qualification shot may be used to fulfill one day and one low light requirement during the first year.
5.23 Firearms - approved type caliber of weapons
5.23.1 9mm
5.23.2 .357
5.23.3 .38
5.23.4 .40
5.34 All weapons must be either a revolver or semi-automatic and must be double-action or double-action only and must be maintained to factory specifications.
5.45 Under no circumstances will anyone be allowed to carry any type of shotgun or rifle or any type of weapon that is not described herein.
5.56 All individuals must qualify with the same type make/model/caliber of weapon that he/she will carry.
5.67 All ammunition will be factory fresh (no re-loads).
5.78 The minimum passing score is 80%.
5.9 All licenses are valid for a period of one (1) constable year.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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