Can a retired police officer get a LEOSA card?
When that happens having the cards combined is problematic. LEOSA requires that retired officers have proof they have qualified within the last year with the same “type” of firearm. “Type” is not defined in the LEOSA law; however, if you look up the definition in the same code section, it is defined as handgun, rifle, or shotgun.
Are there any exceptions to the LEOSA law?
The LEOSA has limits and exceptions. It does not apply to all firearms and weapons. For example, it does not authorize either qualified law enforcement officers, or qualified retired law enforcement officers, to carry any of the following: machineguns, silencers, or destructive devices.
Do you need credentials to be a LEOSA officer?
One requirement of the law is that an officer must have credentials indicating he or she is a “Qualified Retired Law Enforcement Officer.” The unfortunate aspect of this is that the law does not require an agency to issue the needed credentials.
How often do you need a LEOSA qualification card?
The law allows an agency to either issue a credential and qualification card as a combined card, or the cards can be separate. I highly recommend you only issue separate cards, one being the credential, the other card the proof of qualification. The retired officer must qualify once a year and so that card has a date.
Can a retired police officer get a LEOSA certification?
In this case an officer sued the city when it refused to issue her a qualified law enforcement officer ID, hence preventing her from obtaining a LEOSA certification to carry. Without photographic credentials as described in subpart (d) of 18 USC 926 (c), then issuance of a LEOSA firearms certification is not legal.
Are there any problems with the LEOSA law?
LEOSA requirements may seem pretty straightforward. However, the amendments and the language of the law have caused many problems for officers and retired officers, some of whom have been arrested and indicted. In addition to the ambiguity of LEOSA’s language, the implementation of the law varies by state.
What do you have to do to qualify for LEOSA protection?
As a refresher, here’s are the conditions that an law enforcement officer must meet to qualify for protection under LEOSA:
How many years of service does a LEOSA have?
LEOSA previously required retirement after an aggregate of 15 years service as a law enforcement officer.