The Henry County Police Department, together with the Sheriff’s Office began conducting a 6-hour Gun Safety and Firearms course taught by certified law enforcement instructors from both agencies on April 14, 2012 to allow the citizens of Henry County to utilize the Public Safety Firing Range.
To take part in the Henry County Citizen’s Public Firing Range, participants must be at least 21 years of age, be a current resident of Henry County, have no felony convictions, must pass a criminal background check and successfully complete the mandatory six hour Citizens Public Firing Range Safety Course held at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office (120 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253).
On the day of class, participants are to proceed to the Sheriff’s Office at 9am for classroom instruction which will address basic firearms safety, mechanics of shooting and rules of the range. Following a lunch break, participants will reconvene at the Henry County Public Safety range (2650 Stroud Road, Jackson, GA 30233) for hands-on-training with our certified law enforcement instructors.
Participants must bring their firearm, ammunition, paper targets (with no faces), eye and ear protection. NOTE: Do NOT bring your firearm into the Sheriff’s Office – please keep it securely locked inside your vehicle.
Upon completion of the class, a range access photo ID will be issued. This ID will allow you access to the range on pre-set specified dates and times (click here for the current range schedule). This ID must be presented upon each visit to the range and will be valid for one year from issue date.
To enroll in this class, please click on the link to these two required forms and fill out the GCIC Consent form (for permission to conduct the required criminal history check) and the Wavier of Liability form and personally bring them to the Sheriff’s Office Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm along with 2 forms of ID showing your Henry County residency and your cash payment of $50 that covers the cost of the class, a criminal history background check and the photo ID. Although not required, if you should hold a valid Georgia’s Weapons Carry License the fee is $20. Please note, class space is limited and is served on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information please contact Lisa Fincher at the Sheriff’s Office at 770 - 288 - 7127 or Kristy Nix with the Police Department at 770 - 288 - 8335.