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Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act

Formerly HR218

Receive state qualification and identification for your national concealed carry permit. 

Includes classroom materials, hearing and eye protection.

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Damon Finch Power Sessions
Newburgh, Nyack, Kingston
845-561-2250 * DamonFinch.com

Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act
HR 218: Call for Dates and Times 


 
Fee: Only $60
and $25 for second weapon type.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about H.R. 218/S. 1132:

Who is eligible to carry concealed firearms under this legislation?

Qualified law enforcement officers employed by or retired from a local, State or Federal law enforcement agency.

A “qualified active law enforcement officer” is defined as an employee of a government agency

who:

  • is authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution or the incarceration of any person for any violation of law;
  • has statutory powers of arrest;
  • is authorized by the agency to carry a firearm;
  • is not the subject of any disciplinary action by the agency which could result in suspension or loss of police powers;
  • meets the standards, if any, established by the agency which require the employee to regularly qualify in the use of a firearm;
  • 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.

If you are an active duty law enforcement officer with any local, State or Federal governmental agency and you meet all of the requirements above, you may carry a concealed firearm under the

provisions set out in the law.

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;
  • 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 recent amendment to the law expands the definition of “qualified retired law enforcement officer” to law enforcement officers employed by the Amtrak Police Department and the Federal Reserve Police Department, even though these are not employees of a governmental agency.

In addition, any “law enforcement or police officer of the executive branch of the Federal Government” is also included in the expanded definition, meaning that civilian law enforcement officers separated from service by the U.S. Department of Defense are able to carry under 18 USC 926B even if their prior status was in question over the issue of “statutory” arrest authority.

Qualified retired law enforcement officers must carry the photographic identification issued by the agency for which they were employed and have now separated.

An officer separating from service with his agency who has been officially found by a qualified medical professional employed by the agency to be unqualified for continued service for reasons related to mental health and, for that reason are not issued the photographic identification described above and in the statute, are not qualified retired law enforcement officers as described in 18 USC 926C. Similarly, an officer who has entered into an agreement with the agency from which he is separating which acknowledges that the officer is not qualified under 18 USC 926C for reasons related to mental health and for these reasons will not receive or accept the photographic identification described above are not qualified retired law enforcement officers as described in 18 USC 926C.

In addition to carrying the photographic identification issued by the agency for which they were employed or were separated, the qualified retired law enforcement officer must also carry documentation which certifies that they have 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 they intend to carry.

The standard the qualified retired law enforcement officer must meet is that of his former agency, that of the State in which he resides, or in the absence of State standards—or the recognition thereof—the standards of any law enforcement agency in the State in which the qualified retired law enforcement officer and the certified firearms instructor resides.

This document which certifies that the qualified retired law enforcement officer has met the standards described above must be issued by the retired officer’s former agency, by the State in which he lives, or by a certified firearms instructor that is qualified.

What is the costs for the certification course?
The application and certification fee is $60 we also recommend the: 8 Hour Annual Armed Security Guard Certification.

What is included in the LEOSA -(HR 218) course package?

All range safety gear, laminated card, applicant processing and annual renewal notification