Sec. 221.2 - Definitions

§ 221.2. Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

Act-The Retired Law Enforcement Identification Act (53 P. S. §§ 753.1-753.9).

Certified law enforcement firearm instructor-An individual who possesses a current police firearms instructor rating from the National Rifle Association, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission, the Deputy Sheriffs' Education and Training Board, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Smith & Wesson Academy, the Philadelphia Police Academy or the United States Secret Service or other certification approved by the Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission.

Commission-The Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission.

Commonwealth's standards for training and qualification for active law enforcement officers to carry a firearm-The standards established by the public agency from which a law enforcement officer retired or by the Commission for training and qualification to carry a firearm of the same type as the concealed firearm, provided that the Commission does not charge a fee to certified law enforcement firearm instructors and officers for the standards, whether access to the standards is given through the Internet or some other form for publication.

Confirmation number-A unique approval number provided by the Pennsylvania State Police to the sheriff after a check of the applicant's criminal history record, juvenile delinquency record and mental health record.

Identification card-A retired law enforcement officer identification card authorized under section 4 of the act (53 P. S. § 753.4), regarding retired law enforcement identification card.

Qualification card-A valid firearm training and qualification card authorized under section 5 of the act (53 P. S. § 753.5), regarding firearm training and qualification card. When carried with an identification card, a qualification card constitutes a Pennsylvania license to carry a firearm.

Retired law enforcement officer or office-A qualified retired law enforcement officer as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 926 C(c) (relating to carrying of concealed firearms by qualified retired law enforcement officers).

(See the first section of this Part for historical and other information)

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