The Sanford Police Department is busy walking back their widely reported policy change that would have banned Neighborhood Watch volunteers from lawfully carrying concealed.
In fact, Police Chief Cecil Smith now says that while they discourage Neighborhood Watch volunteers from being armed, they are not prohibited from lawfully doing so.
Volunteers for a “higher level” form of Neighborhood Watch, called “Citizens on Patrol,” would, however, be prohibited from being armed, but this appears to be a long-standing policy.
For a more comprehensive write up check out my blog post over at Legal Insurrection:
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