Something to help you make an informed decision: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kassP7zI0qc
For the record, I would recommend advising your employee (the police officer) of the circumstances. Do so in a calm, clear manner. For example, "I have a permit to carry a concealed weapon. I have a handgun with me now. It is loaded. It's under the driver's seat. My permit is in my wallet." If something goes wrong after that, you will be in a much better legal position.