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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Police Offer Firearm Safety Courses

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James City County Police Department is offering free firearm safety classes to the public in the coming months. Each one-session class will cover basic safety, handling, storage and laws related to carrying a concealed handgun in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The class does not include hands-on training, and personal firearms should be left at home in a secure location.

This course meets the requirement for the “Documentation of Proof of Handgun Competency” as part of the VA Concealed Handgun Permit application process, and a certificate of attendance will be provided to attendees.

All classes will be held at the Law Enforcement Center at 4600 Opportunity Way.


Pre-registration is required and must be completed online.


Dates of the one-session classes follow:

  • Feb. 24, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • March 7, 9-11:30 a.m.
  • March 23, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • April 13, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • May 11, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • May 30, 9-11:30 a.m.

Project ChildSafe provides free gun locks that will be available to participants.

Questions? Contact Master Officer Alan McDowell at 757-603-6026; alan.mcdowell@jamescitycountyva.gov 

Media Contact:
Stephanie Williams, Police Spokesperson
757-592-5618; Stephanie.williams@jamescitycountyva.gov


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