HR 218/LEOSA Qualification For Federal Carry

If you are a retired Law Enforcement Agent in need of a Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Federal Conceal Carry Qualification certificate, please contact me at 401-441-0111 or email dariabruno@me.com. You can also contact me by clicking HERE.

I will describe the details of HR218, now amended to LEOSA, and of the required course of fire.

We can then set up a date and time for your qualification.

Please click HERE for information on HR218 or LEOSA

Here are some specifics...

The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) is a United States federal law, enacted in 2004, that allows two classes of persons—the "qualified law enforcement officer" and the "qualified retired law enforcement officer"—to carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States, regardless of state or local laws, with certain exceptions.

Q: DO I NEED A CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT FROM MY STATE TO CARRY LAWFULLY?

A: No.

Qualified active and retired law enforcement officers do not need any additional concealed



carry permits or licenses. Federal law exempts them from local and State prohibitions on the



carriage of concealed firearms. A COURSE OF FIRE FOR QUALIFICATION IS REQUIRED YEARLY.

A qualified law enforcement officer needs to carry his photographic identification issued to him by



his agency.

A retired law enforcement officer needs to:

Carry his photographic identification issued to him by the agency from which he has separated and a document that certifies that he has met, within the most recent twelve month period, the active duty law enforcement standards for qualification for a firearm of the same type as the one he intends to carry.

RHODE ISLAND HAS IT'S OWN SET OF STANDARDS THAT a qualified retired officer must meet and what entities can issue this certification document. 

 Click HERE for the RHODE ISLAND shooting qualification criteria.

 WHO IS A QUALIFIED RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER?

A “qualified retired law enforcement officer” is defined as an individual who:



has separated from service in good standing with a government agency as a law enforcement officer for an aggregate of ten (10) years or more or separated from such an agency due to a service-connected disability after completing any applicable probationary period of such service; was authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution or the incarceration of any person for any violation of law; had statutory powers of arrest or apprehension under the Uniform Code of Military Justice; is not under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating or hallucinatory drug or substance; and is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing a firearm.

The law also defines law enforcement officers formerly employed by the Amtrak Police Department and the Federal Reserve Police Department to be “qualified active law enforcement officers” even though these were not employees of a governmental agency. Further, any former



“law enforcement or police officer of the executive branch of the Federal Government” is also included in the definition.

The most recent amendment to LEOSA further clarifies that former law enforcement officers



employed by the U.S. Department of Defense who may not have been deemed as having “statutory



powers of arrest,” but who do have the authority, under the Uniform Code of Military Justice



(UCMJ), to apprehend suspects, meet the definition of “qualified law enforcement officer.”



Qualified retired law enforcement officers must carry the photographic identification issued by the



agency for which they were employed and have now separated.