2015 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 6 - Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, Or Welfare
Chapter 73 - Weapons
Subchapter 3 - Concealed Handguns
§ 5-73-304 - Exemptions.

AR Code § 5-73-304 (2015) What's This?

(a) (1) (A) A current or former certified law enforcement officer, chief of police, court bailiff, or county sheriff is exempt from the licensing requirements of this subchapter if otherwise authorized to carry a concealed handgun.

(B) A former certified law enforcement officer whose employment was terminated by a law enforcement agency due to disciplinary reasons or because he or she committed a disqualifying criminal offense is not exempt from the licensing requirements of this subchapter.

(2) Solely for purposes of this subchapter, an auxiliary law enforcement officer certified by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training and approved by the county sheriff of the county where he or she is acting as an auxiliary law enforcement officer is deemed to be a certified law enforcement officer.

(b) An auxiliary law enforcement officer or employee of a local detention facility is exempt from the licensing requirements of this subchapter if the auxiliary law enforcement officer or employee of a local detention facility:

(1) If an auxiliary law enforcement officer, has completed the minimum training requirements and is certified as an auxiliary law enforcement officer in accordance with the commission; and

(2) Is authorized in writing as exempt from the licensing requirements of this subchapter by the chief of police or county sheriff that has appointed the auxiliary law enforcement officer or employs the employee of a local detention facility.

(c) The authorization prescribed in subdivision (b)(2) of this section shall be carried on the person of the auxiliary law enforcement officer or employee of a local detention facility and be produced upon demand at the request of any law enforcement officer or owner or operator of any of the prohibited places as set out in ยง 5-73-306.

(d) As used in this section, "employee of a local detention facility" means a person who:

(1) Is employed by a county sheriff or municipality that operates a local detention facility and whose job duties include:

(A) Securing a local detention facility;

(B) Monitoring inmates in a local detention facility; and

(C) Administering the daily operation of the local detention facility; and

(2) Has completed the minimum training requirements for his or her position.

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