Report 2017-101 Recommendation 3 Responses
Report 2017-101: Concealed Carry Weapon Licenses: Sheriffs Have Implemented Their Local Programs Inconsistently and Sometimes Inadequately (Release Date: December 2017)
Recommendation #3 To: Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
To ensure that staff are gathering consistent evidence from applicants to demonstrate residency, good moral character, and firearms training and are including which requirement applicants did not meet in its denial letters, by March 2018 Sacramento should create formal CCW processing procedures and train its staff to follow these procedures. These procedures should require staff to gather and evaluate the information the department believes is required to demonstrate that each of the criteria for a CCW license has been met, and they should also require staff to include which requirement applicants did not meet in its denial letters.
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.