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Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act

Understanding the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act


The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) was enacted in 2004.

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What LEOSA Does

LEOSA allows qualified active, retired or separated Law Enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the U.S. or U.S. Territories regardless of state or local laws.

What You Need To Know

There are areas that are off-limits to LEOSA that must be understood to avoid unknowingly violating the law.

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Read the Full Text of the HR218/Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act

LEOSA, as Amended by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (Jan 2, 2013)


Understanding the LEOSA Qualification Process

LEOSA is a simple law but navigating the qualification process can seem daunting at first. Read on to learn more about qualification requirements, how to qualify, and how to keep your records.

Off-Limit Areas

There are areas that are off-limits to LEOSA that must be understood to avoid unknowingly violating the law.

LEOSA Welcomes The Military

LEOSA has been the source of great excitement and incredible frustration since its inception in 2004. A certain amount of that frustration was mitigated with the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act aimed toward allowing more officers to qualify for LEOSA.

DOD Identification Order

Read the full text of the document which amended LEOSA in 2014.

FLEOA/NJ FOP vs. New Jersey

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association and the New Jersey FOP sued the State of New Jersey in Federal Court for the state's violation of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA). A huge victory for law enforcement officers, active and retired.

Other Law Enforcement Resources

NRA's Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award was established in 1993 and recognizes an exceptional act or service by a law enforcement officer. Nominations are accepted from anyone having knowledge of the nominee's actions.

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Law enforcement officers with NRA memberships have access to several programs and benefits including: Jeanne E. Bray Memorial Scholarship Awards Program, insurance programs, agency affiliation, range development and grants.

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