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Press Release: Concealed Carry Weapon’s Unit Relocation / Application Process
Agency: Sheriff’s Administration
Station Area: Riverside County
Written Date: April 12, 2019 Time: 8:00 am
Incident Date: April 12, 2019 Time: 8:00 am
Incident Location: Ben Clark Training Center, 16791 Davis Avenue, Riverside, CA 92518
Reporting Officer: Lieutenant Chris Durham
File Number(s): N/A

Details:

Beginning April 8, 2019, the Concealed Carry Weapon’s (CCW) Unit has returned to the Ben Clark Training Center in Riverside. This move will allow free parking for CCW applicants and a larger office space to process applications, conduct background checks, and issue identification cards to those that are approved to carry a concealed firearm. 

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has also partnered with Permitium to develop a paperless CCW application process. This new CCW program will allow applicants to apply for a CCW online, upload the required documents, and pay by debit or credit card for a nominal convenience fee. This program also allows applicants to schedule an appointment with the CCW Unit and receive text and/or email reminders. The link for the CCW application can be found at riversidesheriff.org by clicking on the “Concealed Weapon Permit” tab at the bottom of the home page.

Since taking office in January 2019, Sheriff Chad Bianco has also authorized four additional training facilities in Riverside County to provide the mandated 8-hour initial firearms safety course and the 4-hour renewal course. This now brings the total of approved training facilities to nine to further expediate the application process and reduce the previous backlog. The authorized firearm training facilities are listed on our website.

 

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