Report 2017-101 Recommendation 1 Responses
Report 2017-101: Concealed Carry Weapon Licenses: Sheriffs Have Implemented Their Local Programs Inconsistently and Sometimes Inadequately (Release Date: December 2017)
Recommendation #1 To: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
To ensure that its CCW licensing decisions align with its CCW policy, Los Angeles should only issue licenses to applicants after collecting documentation of specific, personal threats against the applicants so as to satisfy its definition of good cause. If Los Angeles believes that its public licensing policy does not include all acceptable good causes for a CCW license, then by March 2018 it should revise that policy and publish the new policy on its website. It should then immediately begin processing applications according to that revised policy.
Note: After the conclusion of our audit, the sheriff's department informed us that it did not intend to provide any additional response to the audit beyond what it already provided. The department's response to our audit is included in our original report.