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Old December 25th, 2020, 09:15 AM #3079
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Applying for My Wear & Carry

We pulled the trigger so to speak, a good friend is who is a current (Prosecution States Attorney) clerking for a Judge gave me some pointers along with an endorsement for my MD wear and carry. The USCG personnel under Title 14 USC are Federal LEOs and Custom Officers.

Authority as a law enforcement agency

Title 14 USC, section 2 authorizes the Coast Guard to enforce U.S. federal laws.[33] This authority is further defined in 14 U.S.C. 522, which gives law enforcement powers to all Coast Guard commissioned officers, warrant officers, and petty officers.[34] Unlike the other branches of the United States Armed Forces, which are prevented from acting in a law enforcement capacity by 18 U.S.C. 1385, the Posse Comitatus Act, and Department of Defense policy, the Coast Guard is exempt from and not subject to the restrictions of the Posse Comitatus Act.[35]

Further law enforcement authority is given by 14 U.S.C. 703 and 19 U.S.C. 1401, which empower U.S. Coast Guard active and reserve commissioned officers, warrant officers, and petty officers as federal customs officers.[36][37] This places them under 19 U.S.C. 1589a, which grants customs officers general federal law enforcement authority, including the authority to:

(1) carry a firearm;
(2) execute and serve any order, warrant, subpoena, summons, or other process issued under the authority of the United States;
(3) make an arrest without a warrant for any offense against the United States committed in the officer's presence or for a felony, cognizable under the laws of the United States committed outside the officer's presence if the officer has reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing a felony; and
(4) perform any other law enforcement duty that the Secretary of Homeland Security may designate.

 19 USC 1589a. Enforcement authority of customs officers[38]

Along with my clearances and Judge endorsement should get me in the door.
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