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    WMATA Transit Police are educated on OC and CC

    At a meeting, two officers from WMATA gave a presentation on their agency. In the Q&A someone brought up CC and how it relates to the screening they occasionally do at some stations. The officer then stated that state law overrides any WMATA policy and that concealed carry with CHP on WMATA property in Virginia is fine. He then went on to say that no permit is needed to carry as long as it is not concealed (while turning to show how he was carrying in a standard three slot leather thumb break holster). He then said to just make sure not to cross into DC or MD .
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    Quote Originally Posted by nova View Post
    At an FCPD CAC meeting for W. Springfield District two officers from WMATA gave a presentation on their agency. In the Q&A someone brought up CC and how it relates to the screening they occasionally do at some stations. The officer then stated that state law overrides any WMATA policy and that concealed carry with CHP on WMATA property in Virginia is fine. (At this point I was going to bring up OC) He then went on to say that no permit is needed to carry as long as it is not concealed (while turning to show how he was carrying in a standard three slot leather thumb break holster). He then said to just make sure not to cross into DC or MD .

    I'm impressed!
    For the benefit of those of us that won't go further North than Ashland....what is FCPD CAC and WMATA?

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    That is awesome!!! At least one officer knows what he is is talking about!
    Last edited by thebigsd; 11-01-2011 at 09:52 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    For the benefit of those of us that won't go further North than Ashland....what is FCPD CAC and WMATA?
    FCPD = Fairfax County Police Department
    CAC = Citizen Advisory Committee
    WMATA = Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steeler-gal View Post
    FCPD = Fairfax County Police Department
    CAC = Citizen Advisory Committee
    WMATA = Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
    Thank You Steeler gal and yes SD, it is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nova View Post
    two officers from WMATA gave a presentation on their agency. In the Q&A someone brought up CC and how it relates to the screening they occasionally do at some stations. The officer then stated that state law overrides any WMATA policy and that concealed carry with CHP on WMATA property in Virginia is fine. (At this point I was going to bring up OC) He then went on to say that no permit is needed to carry as long as it is not concealed (while turning to show how he was carrying in a standard three slot leather thumb break holster). He then said to just make sure not to cross into DC or MD .

    I'm impressed!
    I had a few meetings with them after this postcard..
    Carry On.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    I had a few meetings with them after this postcard..
    http://edsfiles.us/postcards/metro.jpg
    Maybe you're the one who educated them!
    Last edited by nova; 11-01-2011 at 10:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nova View Post
    Maybe you're the one who educated them!
    I had some pretty long conversations with the deputy chief.
    Carry On.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    I had some pretty long conversations with the deputy chief.
    Curious minds want to know... without divulging too many details... Did he initially believe your claim? Was he incredulous? Did he come on board fairly quickly?



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    Last edited by TFred; 11-01-2011 at 11:35 PM.

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