Public Agents Firearms Regulations (SOR/98-203)

Regulations are current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2006-10-26. Previous Versions

APPLICATION

 These Regulations apply to:

  • (a) public service agencies; and

  • (b) public agents.

STORAGE OF FIREARMS

  •  (1) A public agent who is assigned an agency firearm or a controlled item shall, when the firearm or item is not in use,

    • (a) ensure that it is stored in a container, receptacle, vault, safe or room, controlled by a public service agency, that is kept securely locked and is constructed so that it cannot readily be broken open or into; or

    • (b) store it in a dwelling house if authorized by the public service agency under whose authority the agent acts.

  • (2) A public agent who stores an agency firearm in a dwelling house shall store the firearm

  • (3) A public agent who stores a controlled item in a dwelling house shall store the item

    • (a) in a container or receptacle that is kept securely locked and that is constructed so that it cannot readily be broken open or into; or

    • (b) in accordance with instructions given to the agent under subsection (4).

  • (4) A public service agency may give written instructions respecting the safe storage of its agency firearms and controlled items in a dwelling house.

  • SOR/2004-265, s. 2.
  •  (1) Every public service agency shall ensure that its agency firearms and controlled items that have been assigned to a public agent are stored in accordance with subsections 3(1) to (3) when the firearms or items are not in use.

  • (2) Every public service agency shall ensure that its agency firearms and controlled items that have not been assigned to a public agent and its protected firearms are stored in a container, receptacle, vault, safe or room, controlled by the agency, that is kept securely locked and is constructed so that it cannot readily be broken open or into.

  • SOR/2004-265, s. 2.

TRAINING

 Every public service agency shall ensure that each public agent whom it employs, or otherwise has under its authority, and who stores, handles, transports, possesses or uses firearms in the course of his or her duties receives training appropriate to his or her particular duties before storing, handling, transporting, possessing or using them.

  • SOR/2004-265, s. 2.

PUBLIC AGENCY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

  •  (1) Every public service agency shall ensure that one or more applications for public agency identification numbers have been made to the Registrar so that the agency, including all of its units, will be covered by one or more of those numbers.

  • (2) An application shall include the name, address, telephone number and, if applicable, facsimile number and electronic mail address of the public service agency or unit making the application.

  • SOR/2004-265, s. 2.