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Concealed Carry Permits

An eight-hour approved training class is required before any person can apply for a concealed carry permit in the State of Kansas. The office of the Attorney General has published a list of certified trainers on their website.

Download a concealed carry application may or pick one up at the Sheriff’s Office, 3803 E. Harry Suite 119, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Once a Sedgwick County resident has received the mandatory training, they should bring the completed application packet and fees to the Sheriff’s Office, 3803 E. Harry, Suite 119 Wichita, KS 67218 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, or the first Saturday of each month 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The applicant will be fingerprinted and the Sheriff’s Office will collect and forward all paperwork to the Attorney General’s Office for a criminal background check by the KBI. The Attorney General’s Office is the sole authority in determining if a permit will be granted.

The Kansas Personal and Family Protection Act (KSA 75-7c01 et.seq), spells out the process in great detail. A summary of this bill can be read on the Kansas Attorney General’s Website.

Fast Facts

What paperwork do I need?

Bring the following items with you to the Sheriff’s Office, 3803 E. Harry, Suite 119 Wichita, KS 67218 any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, OR the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM:

  1. The completed application form.

  2. A copy of a valid Kansas Driver’s License or Non-Drivers Kansas Identification Card;

  3. “Passport” type photo (approximately 2 inches by 2 inches) with an unobstructed full frontal view of your head and shoulders, taken within 30 days of application. Photos will not be accepted if you are wearing sunglasses;

  4. A copy of the Attorney General approved Certificate of Training or affidavit of instruction from an approved instructor.

  5. $32.50 personal check, cashier’s check or money order payable to the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office;

  6. $100.00 personal check, cashier’s check or money order payable to the Attorney General’s Office;

Where can I get an application?

Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office 3803 E. Harry Suite 119, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM or download the concealed carry application.

I have all of the paperwork. Now what?

Any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, OR the first Saturday of the month from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, take ALL required paperwork to the Sheriff’s Office located at 3803 E. Harry, Suite 119 and you will be fingerprinted.

The Sheriff’s Office will collect and forward your application, copies of identification, fingerprints, photo, and payment to the Attorney General’s Office.

I am an out-of-state resident with a permit from that state. Can I apply for a permit in Kansas?

Only Sedgwick County residents may apply for a permit in Sedgwick County.

Will I get a card to carry with me?

Once approved, you will be instructed by the Attorney General’s office to contact your local Department of Motor Vehicle office to receive your CCH permit. You will be required to pay a fee for the card.

Will I be authorized to carry a concealed handgun into another state with my Kansas permit?

While other states have concealed carry laws, some may or may not recognize concealed carry permits issued by Kansas. Concealed carry licensees are cautioned to check with the licensing authority in each state before traveling.

Are out-of-state carry concealed licenses recognized by the state of Kansas?

For a non-resident concealed carry licensee to be recognized by Kansas the holder must hold a license from a reciprocating state, must be a resident of the state where the license was issued, and must be able to show proof of licensure and residency from the state of issuance. Reciprocating licensees must abide by Kansas concealed carry laws while traveling, visiting, or working in Kansas. Visit the Kansas Attorney General’s Website  for a list of reciprocating states.

Who can apply for a permit?

You must be a Citizen of the United States, a Sedgwick County resident, and 21 years or more of age;

What disqualifies me from a permit?

Visit the Attorney General’s Concealed Carry webpage at  for current list of disqualifiers.

Contact

For more information on Kansas carry concealed laws please visit the Kansas Attorney General’s Website  or call the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office at (316) 660-3939

Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004

18 USC 926C - Retired Deputy Carry Concealed Qualifications

Standard Operating Procedure

Section 2 (b)(4) of 18 USC 926C allows for agencies to establish qualification standards of it's retired officers. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office has adopted such standards and has created a qualifications form for all retired Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputies to document such qualification.

Step 1:
Complete the applicable portion and print a copy OR obtain a copy of the “Retired Deputy Firearm Qualification Form” from the Sheriff’s Administration Office.

Step 2:
Deliver a completed copy of the form to the Sheriff Administration Office.

Administrative personnel will complete the required portion of the form and FAX the form to the firearms range.

Step 3:
Please phone ahead to range staff to ensure range availability prior to coming to the Wichita/Sedgwick County Firearms Training Facility.

Additional items needed: Firearm(s) they wish to qualify with (a maximum of three), new “factory” ammunition for each firearm, a proper holster (no shoulder or ankle holsters).

Firearms range will provide: target, eye and ear protection.

Step 4:
Range staff will log firearm(s) for record keeping purposes, inspect firearm(s) for safety and qualify the retired deputy on the State of Kansas Standard Firearms Course.

Upon passing qualification, range staff will issue the required qualification card to the retired deputy.

Range staff will maintain records for each weapon used to qualify.

Retired deputies will be given two (2) attempts at qualifying with each weapon. Upon failure of second attempt, the deputy will not be allowed to attempt to qualify again for 30 days.

Kansas Standard Firearms Qualification Course:

Stage 1: 

  • 3 yard line – Beginning at the 1 yard line, shooters will draw and fire 3 rounds in 3 seconds as they are stepping backward and moving laterally.  2X

Stage 2: 

  • 5 yard line – Shooters will draw and fire 3 rounds in 5 seconds use a two-hand grip.  2X

Stage 3: 

  • 7 yard line – From threat ready, shooters will fire 2 rounds using a two-hand grip then transition to a two-hand off-hand grip and fire 2 rounds.  10 seconds.

  • 7 yard line – Shooters will fire 3 rounds from threat ready using the strong hand ONLY.  4 seconds

  • 7 yard line – Shooters will fire 3 rounds using a two-hand grip from threat ready while taking one step laterally.  4 seconds.  2X

Stage 4: 

  • 10 yard line – Shooters will draw and fire 4 rounds using a two-hand grip in 5 seconds.  2X

Stage 5: 

  • 15 yard line – Shooters will draw and fire 4 rounds using a two-hand grip in 6 seconds.

  • 15 yard line – Shooters will draw and fire 3 rounds using a two-hand grip in 5 seconds.

Stage 6: 

  • 25 yard line – Shooters will draw and fire 5 rounds using a two-hand grip, supported by barricade in 15 seconds.

  • 25 yard line – Shooters will draw and fire 5 rounds using a two-hand grip, supported by barricade while kneeling in 15 seconds.


18 USC 926C PCS

Calendar No. 599

108th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 218

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

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AN ACT
To amend title 18, United States Code, to exempt qualified current and former law enforcement officers from State laws prohibiting the carrying of concealed handguns.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004'.

SEC. 2. EXEMPTION OF QUALIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FROM STATE LAWS PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF CONCEALED FIREARMS.

(a) In General- Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 926A the following:

`Sec. 926B. Carrying of concealed firearms by qualified law enforcement officers

`(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of the law of any State or any political subdivision thereof, an individual who is a qualified law enforcement officer and who is carrying the identification required by subsection (d) may carry a concealed firearm that has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce, subject to subsection (b).

`(b) This section shall not be construed to supersede or limit the laws of any State that--

`(1) permit private persons or entities to prohibit or restrict the possession of concealed firearms on their property; or

`(2) prohibit or restrict the possession of firearms on any State or local government property, installation, building, base, or park.

`(c) As used in this section, the term `qualified law enforcement officer' means an employee of a governmental agency who--

`(1) is authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for, any violation of law, and has statutory powers of arrest;

`(2) is authorized by the agency to carry a firearm;

`(3) is not the subject of any disciplinary action by the agency;

`(4) meets standards, if any, established by the agency which require the employee to regularly qualify in the use of a firearm;

`(5) is not under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating or hallucinatory drug or substance; and

`(6) is not prohibited by Federal law from receiving a firearm.

`(d) The identification required by this subsection is the photographic identification issued by the governmental agency for which the individual is employed as a law enforcement officer.

`(e) As used in this section, the term `firearm' does not include--

`(1) any machinegun (as defined in section 5845 of the National Firearms Act);

`(2) any firearm silencer (as defined in section 921 of this title); and

`(3) any destructive device (as defined in section 921 of this title).'.

(b) Clerical Amendment- The table of sections for such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 926A the following:

`926B. Carrying of concealed firearms by qualified law enforcement officers.'.

SEC. 3. EXEMPTION OF QUALIFIED RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FROM STATE LAWS PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF CONCEALED FIREARMS.

(a) In General- Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is further amended by inserting after section 926B the following:

`Sec. 926C. Carrying of concealed firearms by qualified retired law enforcement officers

`(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of the law of any State or any political subdivision thereof, an individual who is a qualified retired law enforcement officer and who is carrying the identification required by subsection (d) may carry a concealed firearm that has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce, subject to subsection (b).

`(b) This section shall not be construed to supersede or limit the laws of any State that--

`(1) permit private persons or entities to prohibit or restrict the possession of concealed firearms on their property; or

`(2) prohibit or restrict the possession of firearms on any State or local government property, installation, building, base, or park.

`(c) As used in this section, the term `qualified retired law enforcement officer' means an individual who--

`(1) retired in good standing from service with a public agency as a law enforcement officer, other than for reasons of mental instability;

`(2) before such retirement, was authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for, any violation of law, and had statutory powers of arrest;

`(3)(A) before such retirement, was regularly employed as a law enforcement officer for an aggregate of 15 years or more; or

`(B) retired from service with such agency, after completing any applicable probationary period of such service, due to a service-connected disability, as determined by such agency;

`(4) has a nonforfeitable right to benefits under the retirement plan of the agency;

`(5) during the most recent 12-month period, has met, at the expense of the individual, the State's standards for training and qualification for active law enforcement officers to carry firearms;

`(6) is not under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating or hallucinatory drug or substance; and

`(7) is not prohibited by Federal law from receiving a firearm.

`(d) The identification required by this subsection is--

`(1) a photographic identification issued by the agency from which the individual retired from service as a law enforcement officer that indicates that the individual has, not less recently than one year before the date the individual is carrying the concealed firearm, been tested or otherwise found by the agency to meet the standards established by the agency for training and qualification for active law enforcement officers to carry a firearm of the same type as the concealed firearm; or

`(2)(A) a photographic identification issued by the agency from which the individual retired from service as a law enforcement officer; and

`(B) a certification issued by the State in which the individual resides that indicates that the individual has, not less recently than one year before the date the individual is carrying the concealed firearm, been tested or otherwise found by the State to meet the standards established by the State for training and qualification for active law enforcement officers to carry a firearm of the same type as the concealed firearm.

`(e) As used in this section, the term `firearm' does not include--

`(1) any machinegun (as defined in section 5845 of the National Firearms Act);

`(2) any firearm silencer (as defined in section 921 of this title); and

`(3) a destructive device (as defined in section 921 of this title).'.

(b) Clerical Amendment- The table of sections for such chapter is further amended by inserting after the item relating to section 926B the following:

`926C. Carrying of concealed firearms by qualified retired law enforcement officers.'
 

Passed the House of Representatives June 23, 2004.

Attest:
JEFF TRANDAHL,

Clerk.

Calendar No. 599


108th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 218.