Here's the very speedy reply by Sheriff Furlong:
Thanks for your email and questions. Statewide, the Sheriff's and Chief's Association is moving rapidly to a single form for applying for a CCW. In the mean time, all of our requirements are geared toward uniformity within the application process. I have cc'd a copy of this email to Ms. McKinley for any followup information, but let me take a shot a couple of your questions....
Employer Information: Your employers position (opinion) is not relevant to the application process. Please don't be too concerned about the waiver form. This merely allows us access to information being provided to us...... HOWEVER, I have reviewed the Waiver form and will ask our staff to review the form. It seems to me that you may have valid points of interest. To be honest with you, the one that I stumbled on was "physical conditions."
I'd like to thank you for bringing this to my attention so that we may review those items of concern. It's your input that keeps the system accurate and honest. Please do not allow the form to prevent you from applying for your CCW, as I can assure you that only legallydisqualifying information can be used as grounds for denial. Asto the Waiver, you may consider it under review for accuracy as of this date.
I hope this answers your questions and concerns.
All in all a surprisingly nice letter and a fast response. I'm taking the CCW class on June 14th and applying that next week, so I'll see what they've done with the form by then.