Here is an article written by a former law enforcement officer directed at current officers about the do's and don'ts when encountering a citizen legally carrying a weapon.
I beg you, read the article carefully
, maybe more than once, and focus on the entire article, not just
the parts that punch your hot buttons.
Here is an excerpt:
Education and Public Awareness
Rather than seeing CCW as a necessary evil, I would look upon it as an opportunity to work with your citizens. In talking with CCW carriers in my courses I have had numerous opportunities to get their point of view on this subject. By and large, they are very pro-law enforcement and will go out of their way to help you should the need arise. I treat them with respect and as a resource.
Law abiding citizens do not expect to be treated like a felon — nor should they be. They will be angry if you prone them out, spread eagle them against a wall, or take their firearm from them without just cause. Good point to remember: A little thought and common sense goes a long way here.
Read, heed and learn. Remember, that learn
thing, it's a two-way street.