MCSO SOP 302.00 V (R) - Martin County, Florida
DATE http://sop.sheriff.martin.fl.us/powerdms/Documents/MCSO/1165.asp Page 12 of 15 9/22/2009 met and demonstrated. S. Firearms Range Safety: 1. Upon expiration of disciplinary suspension periods, deputies shall be assigned to duties which do not require carrying firearms until firearms qualification tests can be conducted. 2. Repeated failure to demonstrate competence with a primary service firearm shall be cause for progressive disciplinary action up to and including dismissal, as defined in the Rules & Regulations Section. 3. Division Commanders may request the lifting of suspension for deputies who demonstrate firearms proficiency in an official qualification course while under disciplinary suspension due to lack of firearms proficiency. 1. Firearms Training Unit instructors shall control all training exercises and shall have absolute authority at the range. 2. Strict discipline will be maintained at all times. Carelessness and/or horseplay will not be tolerated. 3. No trainee may enter or leave the firing line without permission from an instructor. 4. Eye and ear protection shall be worn at all times when on the firing line. 5. Trainees shall not speak with other shooters on the firing line. If instructions are unclear, an instructor will be called to give assistance. 6. If a malfunction occurs, clear the problem as trained. If this does not correct the problem the firearm shall remain pointed down range and an instructor will be summoned for assistance. 7. Never anticipate a command from an instructor. 8. Firearms are to remain holstered or benched with the cylinder/action open unless on the firing line and under the direct supervision of an instructor. 9. Never permit the muzzle of a firearm to point at another person.
DATE http://sop.sheriff.martin.fl.us/powerdms/Documents/MCSO/1165.asp Page 13 of 15 9/22/2009 10. Firearms will be loaded and unloaded on the firing line only. 11. Treat all firearms as if they are loaded. 12. Never give/accept a firearm from anyone unless the cylinder/action is open for inspection. 13. Do not dry fire any firearm unless under the direct supervision of an instructor. T. Culpable Negligence FSS 784.05 1. Whoever, through culpable negligence, exposes another person to personal injury commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in FSS 775.082 or FSS 775.083. 2. Whoever, through culpable negligence, inflicts actual personal injury on another commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in FSS 775.083. 3. Whoever violates subsection (1) by storing or leaving a loaded firearm within the reach or easy access of a minor commits, if the minor obtains the firearm and uses it to inflict injury or death upon himself or any other person, a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in FSS 775.082, FSS 775.083 or FSS 775.084. However, this subsection does not apply: a. If the firearm was stored or left in a securely locked box or container or in a location which a reasonable person would have believed to be secure, or was securely locked with a trigger lock. b. If the minor obtains the firearm as a result of an unlawful entry by any person. c. To injuries resulting from target or sport shooting accidents or hunting accidents; or d. To members of the Armed Forces, National Guard, or State Militia, or to police or other law enforcement officers, with respect to firearm possession by a minor which occurs during or incidental to the performance of their official duties. 4. When any minor child is accidentally shot by another family member, no arrest shall be made pursuant to this subsection prior to seven (7) days after the date of the