Extreme Risk Protection Order
The “Extreme Risk Protective Order” Act of 2018 established a civil procedure whereby a petitioner can obtain an Extreme Risk Protective Order (“ERPO”) against a person (“respondent”) who is an “immediate and present” danger to her/himself or others and who owns, possesses, receives, purchases, or has custody or control of a firearm.
A petitioner is defined as: a family or household member of the respondent, including a current or former spouse, present or former household member, current or former dating partner, or an individual who has or will have a child in common, or a law enforcement officer acting in his/her official capacity.
An ERPO prohibits the respondent from possessing firearms and ammunition, and orders the surrender of firearms, ammunition, and any Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and firearm permits by the respondent.
An individual seeking an ERPO should contact their local police department.
Additional information about ERPOs is provided in the video linked below.