EPCO Sheriffs Office: Concealed Handgun Permits On The Rise

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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is experiencing an unusually large volume of phone calls requesting appointments for concealed handgun permits.

The increase began shortly after the tragic events which took place in Connecticut and the subsequent talks of more gun control by the federal government.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking those who have contacted the Concealed Handgun Program and left a message to please be understanding. The Concealed Handgun Program has received a record one hundred and six (106) messages today requesting information and/or appointments.

The Sheriff has implemented changes to the duty hours of staff to specifically address the volume of phone messages and better accommodate the community by returning the messages as timely as possible.

Further changes will be evaluated as necessary to help expedite the concealed handgun permit process. Your patience is greatly appreciated.