Louisiana Revised Statutes Tit. 40, § 1379.1.3. Carrying of concealed firearms by qualified law enforcement officers

A. Notwithstanding any other provision of state law or any ordinance of any political subdivision and subject to the rules and regulations or policies of the agency or office employing the individual, an individual who is a qualified law enforcement officer and who is carrying the identification required by his office as a law enforcement officer, may carry a concealed firearm anywhere in the state, including any place open to the public, whether the officer is on duty or not, and regardless of whether the officer is engaged in the actual discharge of his duties.

B. As used in this Section, the term “qualified law enforcement officer” means a law enforcement officer who meets all of the following requirements:

(1) Is an active, full-time employee of a state or municipal law enforcement agency or sheriff's office and is certified in the use of firearms by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council.

(2) Is authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for, any violation of law, and has statutory powers of arrest or apprehension.

(3) Is authorized by the employing agency to carry a firearm in accordance with the agency's rules and regulations.

(4) Is not the subject of any disciplinary action by the agency which could result in suspension or loss of police powers.

(5) Meets standards, if any, established by the agency which require the employee to regularly qualify in the use of a firearm.

(6) Is not under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating or hallucinatory drug or substance.

(7) Is not prohibited by federal law from receiving a firearm.

C. The identification required by this Section is the photographic identification credential issued by the law enforcement agency for which the individual is employed that identifies the employee as a law enforcement officer of the agency.


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