I use a money clip not a wallet. Since I use all my cards in it, sliding those in and out would damage the permit. I'll see if I can get them to change. I doubt it though as their budget probably wouldn't allow it(15 man force)The State Police will only issue permits to people who don't have a local issuing authority. Basically, any town with a PD will issue their own permits. You can't get your permit re-issued by the State Police. Complain to your issuing authority that their paper permits are too easily destroyed and ask them to switch to plastic like the state police or at least laminate. Also, it's not like this permit is gonna be taken out and handled often. Tuck it into a slot on your wallet and never touch it again. In the 5 years I've been open carrying, I've only shown my permit twice.
That and their computer/printer set up barely works! When I went in on Wednesday to have mine issued, the LT. who was helping me said he was having to hard reset the system after every permit he printed. Low and behold, after mine printed, the system froze up! That isn't helping the hold up!Portland's permit is very nice! Similar to the drivers licenses... Now I know why there is a backlog in permits for Portland... they need to make them look prettier!