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    OC or CC into Police stations?

    I'm fairly sure I know the answer to this, but I wanted to run it by the forum first.

    Is there any reason I can't OC or CC into the local police station?

    My vehicle was burglarized today, and I need to file a police report - otherwise, I'd not go near the place. With the recent crime wave that Charlottesville appears to be experiencing, I'm not about to go downtown at night unarmed.

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    Just mail them something ... they are not going to find your stuff anyway..

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    Just mail them something ... they are not going to find your stuff anyway..
    I'm under no illusion that my $4 will be recovered.

    I am, however, moderately concerned now that I believe there are two young men out there that know where I park my vehicle for work, and know that I carry.

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    If I'm not mistaken, you can carry open or concealed into a police station as long as it does not contain holding cells or provisions for holding suspects/prisoners. I have open carried into a police precinct in Fairfax with as many as perhaps 100 other folks, all of whom were open carrying.
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    With the standard disclaimer that I am not a lawyer, yes, you can typically OC or CC (with a permit) in an unsecured area of a state or local police station in Virginia. VCDL's monthly membership meetings in Annandale are held in a build that houses county offices and a district police station.

    Edit: WOW! I've been on OCDO for about 8 years, and I've seen at least 3 different message boards used for the site, yet I only just hit the 1,000 post mark with this post. I am absolutely blown away by davidmcbeth's 6,700 posts since January 2012!
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    Police stations as part of municipalities are included in state preemption, excepting secure (jail) holding areas.

    Have personally OCd in Richmond, Chesterfield, and Henrico PD buildings - In fact many VCDL meetings are held in Annandale facility that also houses the local PD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyndsy Simon View Post
    I'm under no illusion that my $4 will be recovered.

    I am, however, moderately concerned now that I believe there are two young men out there that know where I park my vehicle for work, and know that I carry.
    Lyndsy
    Aside from the 4 bucks, why do you think they know you carry?

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    I do it every month when I attend our city-wide Neighborhood Watch Coalition Meetings. They're held in the Community Room at the NNPD HQ.
    A law-abiding citizen should be able to carry his personal protection firearm anywhere that an armed criminal might go.

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    well if you know the 2 people, act crazy around them ...

    crazy and armed? Lets pick out another target ....


    keep the faith !

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    Quote Originally Posted by POPS VA View Post
    Lyndsy
    Aside from the 4 bucks, why do you think they know you carry?
    There were several retention holsters in the vehicle, all of which I found in the passenger's seat and floorboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyndsy Simon View Post
    There were several retention holsters in the vehicle, all of which I found in the passenger's seat and floorboard.
    Yes sir, that would concern me too. Thanks for the clarification

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