Who Qualifies for a LEOSA Card?
926B Actively Serving:
926C Retired/Separated OR Actively Serving outside of Law Enforcement:
- Is authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for, any violation of law.
- Has statutory powers of arrest or authority to apprehend pursuant to section 807(b) of Title 10, United States Code (also known as Article 7(b) of the UCMJ).
- Is authorized by the organization to carry a firearm.
- Is not the subject of any disciplinary action by the organization that could result in suspension or loss of police powers.
- Meets the organization's standards, if any, which require the employee to regularly qualify in the use of a firearm of the same type (e.g., revolver or semiautomatic pistol) as the concealed firearm
- Is not under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating or hallucinatory drug or substance.
- Is not prohibited by federal law from receiving a firearm.
- Be separated in good standing from service (or the career-field) with the DoD component (USAF) as a Law Enforcement Officer.
- Before separation, have been authorized to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution, or the incarceration of any person for any violation of law.
- Before separation had statutory powers of arrest or authority to apprehend pursuant to section 807(b) of Title 10, United States Code (also known as Article 7(b) of the UCMJ).
- Before separating or retraining into a new career field (Actively Serving but without apprehension authority), have served as a Law Enforcement Officer for an aggregate of 10 years or more, or separated from service with the DoD component (USAF) due to a service-connected disability, as determined by that component.
- To carry concealed, during the most recent 12-month period, (1) met the State's standards for training and qualification to carry a firearm for active Law Enforcement Officers in that state for the same type of weapon as the concealed, (2) qualify using the States LEOSA firearms qualification course, or (3) if the State has not established Law Enforcement Officer firearms qualification standard the instructor will certify the officer has completed the USAF SF handgun qualification course conducted by a state certified civilian firearms instructor using the member's privately-owned firearm and personally procured ammunition.
- Medical Clearance letter required from DOD affiliated physician (i.e. PCM, VA physician, civilian physician that accepts Tricare)
- With the exception of active USAF firearms training, all firearms qualification courses must be taught by certified firearms instructor through the National Rifle Association, American Association of Certified Firearms Instructors, or be qualified to conduct a firearms qualification test for active duty Law Enforcement Officers within that state.
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