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Expedited Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) License Program
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The Hemet Police Department is accepting applications from City of Hemet residents who wish to obtain a Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) license.  The Expedited CCW License Program allows for qualified individuals to carry an approved, concealed firearm on their person for the purpose of self-protection.  CCW license applications are processed through a fast & convenient on-line process which takes anywhere from 3-4 months to complete.  CCW licenses are valid for two years from the date of issuance. 

The following information provides a brief overview of the Expedited CCW License Program; program requirements, the licensing process, and certain restrictions in obtaining a CCW license. 

The Hemet Police Department is pleased to offer this expedited service to the citizens of Hemet as a tool for personal protection with the overall goal for increased public safety.

David M. Brown

Chief of Police



Requirements For Obtaining a CCW License

In order to qualify for a CCW license, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a resident of the City of Hemet (Penal Code § 26150 & Penal Code § 26155).
  • Be at least 21 years of age (Penal Code § 29610).
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Fully complete an application that will include substantial personal information—much of which may be subject to public access under the Public Records Act.
  • Be free from criminal convictions that would disqualify the applicant from carrying a firearm—see DOJ Firearms Prohibiting Categories.
  • Be of good moral character (Penal Code § 26150 & Penal Code § 26155).
  • Show good cause for the issuance of the license (Penal Code § 26150 & Penal Code § 26155).
  • Pay all associated application fees (fees will not be refunded if the application is denied).
  • Provide proof of ownership and registration of any firearm associated with the license.
  • Be free from any psychological conditions that might make the applicant unsuitable for carrying a firearm (Penal Code § 26190).
  • Complete required training (Penal Code § 26165).



CCW License Process

  • Apply online through http://MyCCW.us
  • Complete the California DOJ Application, also available Hemet Police Range Protect this Housethrough http://MyCCW.us
  • Initial review of the application by a background investigator (completed within 7-10 business days).
  • Interview with a background investigator and a review of required documents.
  • Criminal history check through LiveScan fingerprinting.
  • Thorough background check.
  • Psychological Review.
  • Completion of an approved CCW Firearm Safety Course & Weapon(s) Qualification.
  • Final review and issuance of CCW license.

 


CCW License Restrictions

The Chief of Police may place special restrictions limiting the time, place, manner, and circumstances under which any license shall be valid.  In general, these restrictions will prohibit the licensee from:

  • Consuming any alcoholic beverages while armed.
  • Falsely representing him/herself as a peace officer.
  • Unjustified or unreasonable displaying of a firearm.
  • Committing any crime.
  • Being under the influence of any medication or drug while armed.
  • Interfering with any law enforcement officer’s duties.
  • Refusing to display his/her license or firearm for inspection upon demand of any peace officer.
  • Loading the permitted firearm with illegal ammunition.




CCW License Revocations

Any CCW license may be immediately revoked by the Chief of Police for any of the following reasons:

  • The licensee has violated any of the restrictions or conditions placed upon the license.
  • The licensee becomes psychologically unsuitable to carry a firearm.
  • The licensee is determined to be within a prohibited class described in Penal Code § 29800, Penal Code § 29900, Welfare and Institutions Code § 8100, Welfare and Institutions Code § 8103 or any state or federal law.
  • The licensee engages in any conduct which involves a lack of good moral character or that might otherwise remove the good cause for the original issuance of the license.



Limited CCW Business Licenses

The authority to issue a limited CCW business license to a non-resident applicant is granted to the Sheriff of the County in which the applicant works.  The chief of a municipal police department does not issue limited CCW business licenses (Penal Code § 26150). 

Those interested in a Limited CCW Business License or prefer not to use this expedited CCW service, potentially at less cost, should contact the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-486-2856 or at www.riversidesheriff.org




Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the Expedited CCW Program, you can contact Lieutenant Glen Brock at 951-765-2473 or at: .