Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act-HR-218 LEOSA
Application: Retired Law Enforcement Officers
The USA Training Academy is the only P.O.S.T. authorized school in West Tennessee providing this valuable service to our retired men and women of law enforcement.
What you need for class. A firearm and 50 rounds of factory ammunition (reloads are fine) LEOSA is a one day, 8-hour class.
On July 22, 2004, Congress passed and President George Bush signed the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (LEOSA), Pub. L. No. 108-277, 118 Stat. 865 (2004), codified at 18 U.S.C. §§ 926B and 926C. Some of you might know this as H.R. 218. With certain limitations and conditions, LEOSA exempts active and retired (separated) "qualified law enforcement officers" from state laws and local ordinances prohibiting the carrying of concealed weapons. LEOSA does not purport to affect any state or local laws and ordinances that permit restrictions of concealed firearms on private property or any such laws that restrict the possession of firearms on any Federal, State or local government property, installation, building, base, or park.
LEOSA is a federal law that allows honorably retired police officers to carry a weapon anywhere in the United States. To do this, the retired officer must have a LEOSA ID card, which they get for taking a certified eight-hour LEOSA training course each year.
If you are a retired Law Enforcement Officer who wants to be certified under L.E.O.S.A. and you live in the state of Tennessee, you can now qualify under this law. It does not require you to have served your law enforcement duty in Tennessee. If you moved here from another state you can be qualified here.
When covered by LEOSA, he or she may carry a concealed firearm in any state or political subdivision thereof. This also includes the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Possessions. Thus the LEOSA qualified person does not generally require a state-issued permit for carrying concealed firearms.
To be considered, one must be a qualified retired law enforcement officer who retired in good standing from service, with an aggregate of 10 years or more of service.
Call (901) 826-4764 to schedule a class.