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.
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.
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.
The NRA Law Enforcement Division offers a complete police shooting program to police departments and law enforcement agencies to encourage patrol officers to gain more experience, training and time on the range using their duty firearms.