Inform Police or Sheriff?

Discussion in 'NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion' started by lkd, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. lkd

    lkd New Member

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    I live in a city in Texas (Pflugerville), but in a neighborhood that's apparently outsize the zone where the city police respond to ( If we need law enforcement, we have to call the county sheriff). Does that mean that when I apply for my FFL, I need to inform the sheriff and not the city police chief, or both?
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    You can (and should) check with the ATF licensing section- however, as I understand the regulation, it says "Chief law enforcement officer of the area where the premises are located".

    If the town police department does not provide service to the physcical location where the licensed premises are located, and the Sheriff's Dept DOES, I would read that as the Sheriff being the CLEO for you.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Whoever has jurisdiction over the place of business. I live outside city limits, and only report/provide forms to the sheriff.

    You should always ask the BATF if you have any questions. Get the agent's name, date of conversation, and topic written down.
     
  4. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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    lkd,

    How about going by the introductions thread and telling us a little about yourself.

    I believe that if your licensed premisis is where there is a police department, you notify the Police Dept., otherwise you notify the Sheriff's Dept, but the best bet is to check with BATF and confirm.
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2010
  5. anm2_man

    anm2_man Member

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    I live in the city, the police chief has never and will never sign. We NFA owners go straight to the Sheriff. His name is Joe - the toughest Sheriff in the west.
     
  6. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Lucky bastage. Sheriff Joe does not care about politics. He cares about deterring crime. He is just plain awesome.

    Since the Police Chief is appointed by the Mayor, there are actually more politics involved.
     
  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I am not sure of the exact question. Are you applying for an FFL or an NFA weapon? I believe the Sheriff (Greg Hamilton 512-854-9788) will sign off. you will need to make an appointment through his secretary Jeannie.
     
  8. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    Howdy! I'm not to far from you and the research I did says that you have to go to the Sheriff if you're out side the jurisdiction of the PD. I'll let you know there's no point in contacting the Constable, they don't have the authority you need.
     
  9. docpadds

    docpadds New Member

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    Your Sheriff is fine, just name him on the form and send him copy 2 with a nice cover letter.
     
  10. lkd

    lkd New Member

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    You guys are great, thanks!

    Yes, it's for an FFL.

    And I will post an intro now. Sorry for putting the cart before the horse :)