VA LEO Announcement Requirement

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    VA LEO Announcement Requirement

    Forgive me if this has been asked and answered. I checked Handgunlaws.us but didn't see it.

    Does VA require announcing that you are carrying when you are stopped by LEO?

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    Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Heh. Looks lik I need to work on my reading comprhension JD, thanks.

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    From what I understand if you are a Virginia resident with a virginia ccp, then your drivers liscence will have a flag on their system. If you get pulled over they will see on their screen that you are likely to be armed but not that you have a ccp, so telling them that you have a ccp at your earliest opportunity will help put them at ease.
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    That should have been covered in your training. Call your instructor or issuing authority and ask them, to be sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kohburn View Post
    From what I understand if you are a Virginia resident with a virginia ccp, then your drivers liscence will have a flag on their system. If you get pulled over they will see on their screen that you are likely to be armed but not that you have a ccp, so telling them that you have a ccp at your earliest opportunity will help put them at ease.
    Around here the computer show "Armed" on the first line; then the second line will show LEO, or Conservator of the Peace, or CHP, or Considered Armed and Dangerous -- in that order.

    FWIIW, I have heard of Felony Stops because of it -- but only where the dispatcher read the "Armed" statement over the radio not where the LEO had a screen in the vehicle. Happened to a Deputy Sheriff. So it can happen to a CHP, albeit I've not heard of it.
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    My understanding is that if you are carrying, and are stopped while driving, you need to hand over your CHP with your license. As has been said, your CHP will come up on the computer anyway. However, if you are not carrying, you are not obligated to provide your CHP.

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    I would say this is where a little common sense would come into play, no matter where I was if i was pulled over by a LEO I would definately let him know, the interaction is bound to go better that way than if they found out the other way, and you might not get shot in the process

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    The two officers I've had occasion to deal with took it well:

    1) Possible prowler: deputy showed up and we jumped in the squad car to go to the area where I thought something was amiss. I said, "Just so there are no surprises... I have a concealed carry permit and I'm carrying." He thanked me.

    2) Roadblock looking for cop-killer - I handed the officer my license and permit and said, "Sir, I have a concealed carry permit and I'm carrying tonight." He said, "These days, everyone is."
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