A. Purpose. The Bethesda Chevy Chase chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, inc. will utilize chapter range officers to supervise the safe operation of its rifle and pistol ranges and to execute the rules and regulations in regards thereto. Administration of the range officer program is the responsibility of the range committee under authorization of the chapter president and the board of governors.
B. Eligibility. Any member in good standing who is 21 years of age is eligible to become a range officer, unless: (1) he has been judged unqualified to possess or handle firearms under any county, state, or federal law or ordinance or regulation, or (2) whose range officer status has been revoked.
C. Privileges. Each range officer’s access card is programmed to access the range house. They are permitted to shoot at anytime, all year, without supervision except when the ranges are closed. Eliminated special events
D. Requirement. In order to be certified as a range officer, eligible B-CC IWLA members must complete the "range officer instruction course" given by the range committee. This course is usually given in march and september of each year. Within one year of becoming a Range Officer, one must take the NRA RSo course that is given twice a year by the range committee.
E. Responsibilities. In discharge of his responsibilities of supervising the safe operation of the rifle and pistol ranges, range officers are expected to do the following:
F. If a shooter refuses to obey orders or willfully violates range rules the range officer shall report the incident to the chairman of the range committee for action by the board of governors. In extreme situations, when a shooter refuses to comply with orders and poses a hazard to the persons on the range the range officer shall promptly close the range and remove everyone from the area as a safety precaution. The range officer should not hesitate to obtain help from the police if the situation warrants such action.
G. Range officer privileges
Range officer privileges will be suspended or revoked by the range committee for non-performance of duty described in item 5 above.
Suspended range officer privileges may be reinstated only after retaking and successfully completing the range officer course.