CWP revealed during a traffic stop?

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    Question CWP revealed during a traffic stop?

    I often see where someone mentions your CWP coming up when a LEO runs your tag, license during a routine traffic stop. I asked that question to one LEO, a friend of my son's, and he said no, that it would have to be specifically requested from a different database. This is in Florida.

    Can anyone, preferably a Florida LEO, confirm this?


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    cant help with florida. i know, thats where you are but in ohio law enforcement know when they run the plate. dispatch will also tell them if they call in the plate.

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    I can only speak about Ohio. If a LEO has a computer and is tied into a data base such as MARKS, LEADS, etc., the information will pop up on his screen when he runs your plates. The car has to be registered in the name of the CWP holder for this flag to be raised. It will also come up if he scans your DL. In Ohio, there's a mag strip on the DL which has searchable information on it. I believe that if there's no computer, dispatch might have the information and pass it on, but it's not automatic.

    The downside is that my wife does not have a carry permit. If she's driving my truck, the LEO who might stop her does not know who the driver is until he approaches, so if you have a CWP, and someone other than you drives your vehicle, it's a good idea to let them know that they may get "special" treatment.
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    I don't think the Florida CCW permit is as easy accessible to law enforcement as many other permits. I specifically got a FL permit, so it wouldn't come up when I got pulled over. Whereas with a Missouri CCW permit, it is on your driver's license and comes up when the police run your name.

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    Florida's database is administered by the dept. of agriculture. Your carry status is not tied to your DL or vehicle registration it must be purposefully queried.
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    Not in NC, it comes up as "Alert 1" (I think).
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgreen View Post
    cant help with florida. i know, thats where you are but in ohio law enforcement know when they run the plate. dispatch will also tell them if they call in the plate.
    And you have a legal duty in Ohio to inform if you are stopped for a law enforcement purpose AND you are carrying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I often see where someone mentions your CWP coming up when a LEO runs your tag, license during a routine traffic stop. I asked that question to one LEO, a friend of my son's, and he said no, that it would have to be specifically requested from a different database. This is in Florida.
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    In AL, it not only does not come up but the Leo that pulled you over can't even ask for it specifically or call dispatch. Our permits are held on file at the local Sheriffs office and are not accessible unless the LEO calls the sheriffs office of the county the permit was issued from during business hours. We also don't have to tell the LEO we are carrying.

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    Your Concealed Weapon or Firearm License does NOT come up in FL when LEO's run your driver's license.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolyat63 View Post
    Florida's database is administered by the dept. of agriculture. Your carry status is not tied to your DL or vehicle registration it must be purposefully queried.
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    Just checking in from Virginia.

    I took a tour of the dispatch facility here, and YES, A RED BOX shows up on the dispatcher's Computer screen with your information about concealed carry in it. He/She will advise the officer that called that you have one.

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    In NC, your CHP # is the same as your DL... and they are linked...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Don't really care what happens or anyone thinks happens in TX, AR, etc. Different states have different systems.
    Looks like only 5 of the first 13 responders paid any attention here...
    Last edited by PaxMentis; January 9th, 2010 at 08:56 PM.

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