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Law Enforcement Personnel

The following information is intended for law enforcement personnel.

New LTC Sample Licenses
As a result of House Bill 910, which became effective on Jan. 1, 2016, DPS has begun issuing a modified design of the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) now referred to as a License To Carry Handgun (LTC). The new design contains all of the same security features as those utilized on existing CHLs.  For examples of licenses currently in circulation, see LTC Sample.

Criminal Street Gang Membership & LTC Eligibility
Texas law prohibits gang members from carrying handguns under certain circumstances, such as in a vehicle. It does not prohibit them from possessing a handgun or carrying it in other circumstances, such as in their residence. Consequently, a few gang members may be fully qualified under applicable state and federal law to purchase a handgun. Assuming these members can meet all the requirements of the LTC statute, DPS may not deny them a license solely based on their status as a gang member. DPS has no discretion to deny a license to an applicant who meets all eligibility requirements.

How To Request Administrative Action Against a License Holder
Revocation Affidavit (PDF)
Click on the hyperlink above for an affidavit to be completed by a law enforcement officers requesting revocation action against a license holder.

Application Instructions for Police Officers / Prosecutors (PDF)
Click on the hyperlink above for information for police officers on how to apply for a License to Carry Handgun (LTC).