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Old 03-02-2013, 11:05 AM
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Default RivCo requirements for reference letters...

So I am filling out my application and want to choose who will give my letters of reference... It doesn't specify any particulars about what should be in the letter, length, etc.

I know they will ask "what should I include in the letter", and as of now my answer is "not sure".

Any help would be great!
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Old 03-03-2013, 4:21 AM
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First, someone is likely to drop by here and inform you that they can't "require" reference letters. I have no wish to engage in the legal debate on that topic. I did my three reference letters, and whether or not "they're supposed to" I actually found it kind of cool to read, in black and white, what people I have known for a long time had to say about me. :-)

If you look through the information (IIRC its somewhere there in application stuff) the writer of the letter is supposed to state that they know you are applying for a permit. That's the only requirement I remember anyway.

I chose people who had known me for a long period of time. I don't know if that helped or not, but it just seemed to me that gave the letters more credibility. One of the friends I asked to write a letter for me lives out of State presently (and at the time of my application) but we had known one another almost 20 years.
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First, someone is likely to drop by here and inform you that they can't "require" reference letters. I have no wish to engage in the legal debate on that topic. I did my three reference letters, and whether or not "they're supposed to" I actually found it kind of cool to read, in black and white, what people I have known for a long time had to say about me. :-)

If you look through the information (IIRC its somewhere there in application stuff) the writer of the letter is supposed to state that they know you are applying for a permit. That's the only requirement I remember anyway.

I chose people who had known me for a long period of time. I don't know if that helped or not, but it just seemed to me that gave the letters more credibility. One of the friends I asked to write a letter for me lives out of State presently (and at the time of my application) but we had known one another almost 20 years.
So do they just write what they want about you as long as they state that they know what I am applying for?
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Old 03-03-2013, 9:57 AM
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So do they just write what they want about you as long as they state that they know what I am applying for?
Basically yes.. Short or long no matter just make sure they write they know you are applying for a riverside county sheriff CCW .
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Old 03-04-2013, 3:57 AM
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So do they just write what they want about you as long as they state that they know what I am applying for?
Yep.

My letter writers all happened to also be "gun" people (except for one) and mentioned words to the effect of know that I am a safe and responsible gun owner.

The one who wasn't really a gun person was someone I had taught to shoot, and that was mentioned in the letter she wrote.

I think all of mine wrote about 3 paragraphs. Without digging them out, I can tell you none of them took more than one piece of paper printed out.
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Old 03-04-2013, 7:10 PM
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On the CCW application, it states what they want on the letter. Like davbogg said, it has to have somewhere in the letter that they are aware of your intention for a CCW, and I believe it has to have their adress and a daytime phone number...also tell your friends that they may get a call
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Old 03-26-2013, 5:29 AM
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I know that letters from family and employers are not accepted, but would a letter from my live in girlfriend be acceptable?
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Old 03-27-2013, 5:41 AM
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I would choose people who were more affluential if you could. I chose an insurance exec(NOT a gun guy) a RN (New Gun Guy) and a friend who runs Military ops as a civilian contractor. All well established and more "stable". Not saying your friend who works at best buy isnt perfectly fine but your neighbor who is also a small business owner might make a little more sense.
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