Full time paid peace officers can purchase handguns not on the Roster of Approved Handguns for Sale and magazines over 10 rounds capacity with a copy of their department ID. Retired peace officers are NOT exempt from the handgun roster and cannot purchase large capacity magazines, but they may posses large capacity magazines.
Full time paid peace officers with letterhead of the agency by which the purchaser or transferee is employed, identifying the purchaser or transferee as a full time paid peace officer who is authorized to carry firearms while in the performance of duties, and authorizing the purchase or transfer are 10 day wait exempt.
There are no exemptions for the assault weapon’s laws for law enforcement officers. They may possess department issued assault weapons or must use a “blue card” to register an assault weapon through their department.
There are certain classes of law enforcement that have additional private party transaction (PPT) restrictions. If you are one of these listed officers, you may not PPT any non-rostered handgun to anyone also not on this list or who is roster exempt.
(A) The Department of Parks and Recreation.
(B) The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
(C) The Division of Investigation of the Department of Consumer Affairs.
(D) The Department of Motor Vehicles.
(E) The Fraud Division of the Department of Insurance.
(F) The State Department of State Hospitals.
(G) The Department of Fish and Wildlife.
(H) The State Department of Developmental Services.
(I) The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
(J) A county probation department.
(K) The Los Angeles World Airports, as defined in Section 830.15.
(L) A K–12 public school district for use by a school police officer, as described in Section 830.32.
(M) A municipal water district for use by a park ranger, as described in Section 830.34.
(N) A county for use by a welfare fraud investigator or inspector, as described in Section 830.35.
(O) A county for use by the coroner or the deputy coroner, as described in Section 830.35.
(P) The Supreme Court and the courts of appeal for use by marshals of the Supreme Court and bailiffs of the courts of appeal, and coordinators of security for the judicial branch, as described in Section 830.36.
(Q) A fire department or fire protection agency of a county, city, city and county, district, or the state for use by either of the following:
(i) A member of an arson-investigating unit, regularly paid and employed in that capacity pursuant to Section 830.37.
(ii) A member other than a member of an arson-investigating unit, regularly paid and employed in that capacity pursuant to Section 830.37.
(R) The University of California Police Department, or the California State University Police Departments, as described in Section 830.2.
(S) A California Community College police department, as described in Section 830.32.