For 29 years, the National Association of Chiefs of Police has conducted annual surveys of how police chiefs view gun regulations. (Click on survey results to enlarge.) The last couple of surveys ask a different question than the earlier ones. The most recent couple of surveys ask if their department supports national reciprocity, while the earlier surveys ask if they believe that it will help them reduce crime. For the last two surveys, over 86% of those surveyed said that their departments supported national reciprocity. The results were fairly consistent when the same survey question asked, and they all show strong support for national reciprocity.
29th Annual Survey — 2016
28th Annual Survey — 2015
27th Annual Survey — 2014
26th Annual Survey — 2013
25th Annual Survey — 2012
24th Annual Survey — 2011
23rd Annual Survey — 2010
22nd Annual Survey — 2009
Other years of surveys available here.
Reciprocity should be accompanied with additional phrasing that explains what it definitely mean. “National Reciprocity For Conceal & Carry A Handgun” would be best.
Also. Does this survey go out to County Sheriffs?