CC Opinions of Police in PA

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    Being a relatively new CCP holder in PA I was wondering if anybody knew how the police generally feel about us who choose to carry. The county Sheriff's dept. who issues the permits seems to be helpful and supportive but I was just wondering how the law enforcement community feels.

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    Very general like, the rank and file supports CCW. But like any group of people, each has their own thoughts and opinions.
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    I have heard the Philly Police Commissioner, Charles Ramsey, on talk radio, and he is not a fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herknav View Post
    I have heard the Philly Police Commissioner, Charles Ramsey, on talk radio, and he is not a fan.
    Too bad for him he doesn't have a choice in the matter

    I mean after all he is from Chicago and was police chief in DC...

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    A lot if the political types dont like it at all; good news is you wont be dealing with them at all, and I doubt they even know how to make a traffic stop.
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    In most large departments the Chief is just a figure head. A political appointee who serves at the pleasure of the local government executive. The folks that for the most part really run things are the deputy chiefs, assistant chiefs or bureau chiefs or whatever the are called. They still get to think for themselves to an extent. But farther you get above lieutenant the more political it becomes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerryDonlan View Post
    Being a relatively new CCP holder in PA I was wondering if anybody knew how the police generally feel about us who choose to carry. The county Sheriff's dept. who issues the permits seems to be helpful and supportive but I was just wondering how the law enforcement community feels.
    Speaking as a Law Abiding citizen and CCL holder , unless they attempt to
    take away my 2A rights , I really don't care about their "opinion".
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    Overall and from what I have read/heard/experienced concerning the cops on the street and the PA State Police and the Sheriffs Dept...the rapport generally ranges from neutral and apathetic to quite good.

    The smaller boroughs may have officers who are not 100% "up" on all of the PA. Firearms Laws.

    Generally concealed means concealed.

    Truthfully nobody I know who is legal to carry has had any problems with police.

    Just make sure that you have your PA License To Carry on your person at all times when you are carrying concealed.

    Relax...enjoy life. Overall, PA is a great carry state.

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    Most seem to agree that the rank and file generally don't mind law abiding citizens exercising thier 2nd. amendment. While many police commissioners and other high ranking officers with their own agenda play politics as usual.
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    Our local sheriff SUPPORTS CCW ! Couldnt be better. Andy and Barney down at the city hall are too busy writing traffic tickets to notice.

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    Eh, it depends on the cop. I've been pulled over, informed the officer immediately that I was carrying, and have been let go without him going back to his squad car. I've also been pulled over, have the cop take my weapon and run the serial number to see if it was stolen, then hassle me because in their database, it was registered to the previous owner. (PA law does not require you to register your gun with the state police)

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    As for me and my crew, we see every concealed carry licensee as

    1. One less victim
    2. Potential back up
    3. Folks who have taken the responsibility for their own safety

    We have not had any problems with any ccl's in 15 yrs that I have been one the job.
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