Denver Museum of Nature & Science Weapons Policy

It is the policy of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science to restrict the presence of weapons within this facility or controlled parking areas. This policy applies to all employees and volunteers of the Museum, visitors, vendors or those who are not specifically authorized to carry such weapons.

 

The following are hereby authorized to carry or possess weapons on the property of the Museum and surrounding parking facility:

 

Police Officers/Deputy Sheriffs (Federal, State, County, Municipal) while ON duty, within their jurisdiction.

 

Police Officers/Deputy Sheriffs (Federal, State, County, Municipal) while OFF duty, within their own jurisdiction, and under direction from their agency to carry weapons off duty.

 

No other persons, including sworn officers from outside agencies or jurisdictions are permitted to bring weapons onto the property of the Museum, without the specific authorization of the Chief of Police for the City and County of Denver or the Security Captain of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Persons possessing concealed weapons permits that do not fall into one of the above named categories are specifically denied permission to bring weapons into the Museum.

 

Persons found to be in possession of weapons in violation of this policy will be detained, the weapon secured, and both the person and weapon turned over to the Denver Police Department.

 

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science will not store weapons or permit them to be stored anywhere on the property. Employees in violation of this policy may face disciplinary action to include termination of employment, and/or criminal prosecution.

 

2/20/03 DMNS Security Department

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