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Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012

Version of section 531 from 2012-01-01 to 2014-06-12:

Marginal note:Authorizations for peace officers

 An air carrier may authorize a peace officer to carry or have access to an unloaded firearm on board an aircraft if

  • (a) the peace officer, while in the performance of the officer’s duties, requires access to the firearm immediately before, during or immediately after the flight;

  • (b) the peace officer informs the air carrier, at least two hours before the aircraft leaves the aerodrome or, in an emergency, as soon as feasible before the departure of the flight, that a firearm will be on board;

  • (c) the peace officer shows a representative of the air carrier identification, issued by the organization employing the officer, that displays a photograph depicting a frontal view of the officer’s face, the signature of the officer and the signature of an authorized representative of the organization employing the officer;

  • (d) the peace officer completes the form used by the air carrier to authorize the carriage of a firearm on board an aircraft; and

  • (e) the air carrier verifies the identification referred to in paragraph (c)

    • (i) before the peace officer enters a restricted area from which the officer may board the aircraft, or

    • (ii) before the peace officer boards the aircraft, if the aerodrome does not have a restricted area from which the officer may board the aircraft.

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