Originally Posted by CinnamonBear723
California Penal Code 17515, 2012 edition, is a peace officer exemption for possession of prohibited weapons. It has to be authorized for the enforcement of law or ordinance in any city or county. This means that each officer will have to check with their individual agency's policies to see if they can or not. It seems to be okay for officers to carry prohibited weapons as long as they have permission from their agency. I don't understand why people get their panties in a bunch over LEO's carrying weapons the general public can't have. Ease up.
...the exemption is only for specific items. In particular things like saps, billys, etc. etc. etc. Switchblades > 2" aren't there.
17515 exempts specific sections of code as listed in PC 16580. I don't see PC 21510 listed there...
17515. Nothing in any provision listed in Section 16580 prohibits a
police officer, special police officer, peace officer, or law
enforcement officer from carrying any equipment authorized for the
enforcement of law or ordinance in any city or county.