Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit any person who is a peace officer, as defined in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2, or a custodial officer, as defined in Sections 831 and 831.5, from purchasing, possessing, transporting, or using any tear gas weapon, if the weapon has been certified as acceptable under Article 5 (commencing with Section 12450) of this chapter and if the person has satisfactorily completed a course of instruction approved by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training in the use of tear gas.
(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 15, Sec. 1.)