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LEOSA - HR 218 Qualification

Brothers and Sisters,
The Retired Association would like to update the information for those seeking LEOSA insurance. The only company we have right now is Public Safety Defense Agency. They can be reached at
If there are other companies please let us know.

Subject: New Jersey Friearms Law
Please see the statement below and the attachment regarding carrying a firearm off-duty to New Jersey as a final destination or through New Jersey to another state. This has been vetted and is accurate.
The State of New Jersey recently enacted a law (attached) which prohibits active police officers who are in an off duty capacity from carrying a firearm magazine which is capable of holding more than 10 rounds. This provision applies to those not residing in the State of New Jersey and whose final destination is within the State of New Jersey. Below is additional information provided by the New Jersey State Police:
The recent amendments to New Jersey Statutes 2C:39-1,2C:39-2,2C:39-3,2C:39-5,2C:39-6,2C:39-9 and 2C:58-3c regarding possession and acquisition of firearms applies as follows: For all active duty law enforcement traveling to New Jersey for a work related reason, same are authorized to carry their duty weapon, ammunition and magazines as per departmental guidelines for your department. If they are traveling for a non work related reason to New Jersey, they are carrying ten round magazines for the weapon they carry and fall under the federal guidelines of (HR218). If they are traveling through New Jersey and New Jersey is not the final destination, then they can place magazines exceeding 10 rounds in a locked case in the trunk and transport in that fashion. They would need to carry the ten round magazines in their firearm while in the State of New Jersey.
For all retired law enforcement not residing in New Jersey but traveling to New Jersey as the final destination, same would fall under the ten round magazine capacity limit and should carry under the Federal Law (HR218). They would also need to carry ball ammunition. No hollow point ammunition for retired law enforcement as per a recent attorney general memo. The fifteen round magazine capacity exemption is currently being applied only to New Jersey State residents with the valid Retired Police Officers Permit to Carry.
It should be noted there are several bill submissions being put forward to change this law further. The amendments to the current law would cover round capacity and address the issues with law enforcement exemptions. We would strongly advise your department to continue to watch these changes for the very near future as they may change the above information.
For further information, please contact the New Jersey State Police Firearms Investigation Unit at (609) 882-2000 ext. 2060. Major Lloyd Ingerson Maryland Natural Resources Police Department of Natural Resources

Prince George's County HR 218
The Range just notified the Retired Association that their computer system is not able to accept the sign up for the range dates issued this morning. The system is being worked on and hopefully will be ready soon. An email will be sent when it is repaired.
Starting January 1, 2018, the Range is implementing the following process to sign up for LEOSA certification.

Please follow the below steps:
1. Click on the link below--once you click on the link below, the first thing you should do is click on the down arrow under "Select Date of Qualification". If there are no dates, all available slots have been filled. If dates appear, select the date you would like to attend.
2. Read the entire page.
3. Ensure you enter your correct email address. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address you enter. If you enter an incorrect email address, you will NOT receive a confirmation email.
4. Fill in the remaining blanks (Last Name, First Name, Telephone Number, DOB, Old PGPD ID).
5. Click"Next"
6. Click the appropriate boxes for weapon types.
7. Click the box the for the caliber you will be firing.
8. Click Submit.
Once the system accepts your submission, as stated above, the system is going to send you an email. The system is also going to send me an email, and populate a spreadsheet, so I will be aware of everyone scheduled to attend.
Officers attending must bring with them the attached notarized application for certification. Currently there is no notary on staff.
Officers must also have a holster that fits securely outside their pants.
Also please note any retiree wishing to qualify with a revolver must have a six shot revolver.
Frangible 40 cal. 9 mm and 38 cal. ammunition will be made available. Any retiree qualifying with another caliber handgun must have lead free ammunition.
ALL ammo used at the range is green, which means NO LEAD at all. If you bring your own ammo, it MUST be green. Some attendees have brought firearms for which the range did not have ammo, and because their ammo was not green, they had to utilize a weapon borrowed from the range.
Officers should have the application for certification notarized prior to attending the class in the event no notary is available on their scheduled date.
Contact information for the Range is as follows:
LT Jim Baden , Manager, Firearms Training Section, Prince George's County Police Dept.
Office: 301-372-1518 Cell: 240-695-4428 Fax: 301-372-2976

PGPD Range dates for HR 218 :
Will be posted when received
Thanks, and be safe!
Mr. Jimmy Baden #C-1395
Prince George's County Police Training and Education Division
Manager, Firearms Training Section
Desk: 301-372-1518 - Cell: 240-695-4428

Course of Fire
1-yard line
Two rounds from the hip in four seconds - repeated twice for a total of four rounds.
3-yard line
Two rounds from the low ready position in one second - repeated three times for a total of six rounds.
7-yard line
Two rounds from the holster in four seconds for a total of two rounds
Two rounds from the low ready position in four seconds - repeated twice for a total of four rounds.
Three rounds from the holster in five seconds - repeated twice for a total of six rounds.
Twelve rounds from the holster in forty five seconds with a mandatory reload somewhere between the first and last round - total of 12 rounds.
15-yard line
Six rounds from the holster in thirty seconds - for a total of six rounds.

Brevard County Sheriff's Office
Firearms Qualifications Course Certificate for Retired Officers
Pursuant to the "Federal Law Enforcement Officer's Safety Act of 2004", (HR 218) the Brevard County Sheriff's Office offers a firearms qualifications course and certificate for qualified retired officers who reside in Brevard County.

The retired officer understands and assumes the risks associated with discharging a firearm and agrees to hold the Brevard County Sheriff's Office harmless for any injuries that may occur on the firing range.

2019 Class Schedule
February 21- May 23- August 22- November 21
TIME: 0800 to 1300
LOCATION: 2955 Pluckebaum Rd. Cocoa, Fl
No Pre-Registration Required


Charlotte County has discontinued all further LEOSA Qualification's

Collier County
The Gun range is open the first and third Saturday of each month unless it falls on a holiday. If you need information call (239) 252-0505
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Bill HR-218 qualifications done on those range days
WHERE: 4441 70th Ave. NE, Naples, FL 34120
Directions: Take 40th Street NE from Immokalee Road (about one mile east of Everglades Boulevard). Make a left on 70th Avenue N.E. and it is on the left towards the end of the road.
Targets will be provided by the CCSO Bring ammo, eye and ear protection Use only pistols and handguns

Flagler County

The Fall HR218 will be on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 1300-1700 hours at the Flagler Gun and Archery Club.
The qualification is designed to satisfy the requirements of the Law Enforcement Officer's Safety Act or 2004 (LEOSA), also known as HR 218, and is the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) 40 round course. Certification is good for one year from the date of issuance.
This course will be held at the Flagler Gun and Archery Club, 1290 East County Road 90, Bunnell, FL 32110..
Retired law enforcement officers residing in Flagler County will be given priority enrollment. Retired law enforcement officers residing outside of Flagler County may also qualify based on the availability of instructors and payment of applicable fees to cover the cost of instructors. There is no cost for participation, donations will be accepted to the Sheriff's Five Star charitable program.
Retired officers must bring the following to the range:
A retired law enforcement identification card. Candidate must have retired in good standing.
A Florida Drivers License or other form of photo identification.
A serviceable weapon and functioning holster to properly secure your weapon during the courses of fire.
A minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition.
Eye & Ear protection
This will be an open range qualification and there will be no reservations or preferences given. The first qualification will begin at 1 p.m.
The following two forms are required to be completed and may be obtained here, HR 218 Affidavit of Retirement and here HR 218 Hold Harmless Agreement or may from an instructor on the day of the qualification.


Sheriff Peyton C. Grinnell would like to invite all retired Law Enforcement Officers to a Weapons Qualification. Sheriff Grinnell's intention of the day is to meet the requirements of H.R. 218 for all retired officers/deputies who reside locally. Anyone who lives outside Lake County may register after May 17th, 2019. Attendees who live outside of Lake County will have a $35.00 facility usage fee. This fee can be paid with either cash, check or money order made payable to Lake Technical College. Payments must be received by Thursday, June 13,2019 and can be mailed to the Institute of Public Safety, 1565 Lane Park Cutoff Rd, Tavares, FL 32778, Attn: Tabitha Gonzalez.

Where: Lake Tech Institute of Public Safety Range, 13000 Frankies Road Tavares, FL 32778.


Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Qualifications will begin at 8:00am and will run until all participants have completed the course. Please ensure you are at the range and ready to begin at 8:00am. Adults are welcome, so you may bring your spouse. Please no children due to the nature of the training. For those who are going to be qualifying please dress accordingly; long pants and closed toe shoes. No shorts or flip flops. Please bring appropriate eye and ear protection. For safety purposes please ensure that your weapon is unloaded and encased prior to your arrival at the range.

From the North; take SR 19 South from US 441 in Tavares. Once you are to the intersection of SR 19 and CR 561, veer left onto CR 561. Go approximately two miles until you see the Lake County Animal Services building. Frankies Road is your very next right hand turn.

From the South; take CR 561 North from US 27 to Frankies Road and turn left. If you are taking SR 19 go north to CR 448A and turn right. Once you are at the intersection of CR 561, turn right and follow the above directions.

8:00 - HR 218 Overview

8:45 - Range Safety, Weapons Inspection and Qualification by Range Staff

Please review the attached PDF from Florida Department of Law - Enforcement to ensure your eligibility under HR 218

- Retired Law Enforcement Identification card from your former agency

- Florida Driver's License.

- One weapon you intend on carrying with total of three (3) extra magazines/speed loaders and a holster.

- Minimum of 40 rounds

- Eye and ear protection


Tabitha Gonzalez by e-mail at or, phone at 352- 343-3791

She will need the following information:

1. Name as it appears on your retired LEO identification card

2. Phone number and e-mail address (if you have one)

3. County you currently reside in

Under Florida Law, e-mail addresses and the contents of the e-mail are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address or the contents of the e-mail released in response to a public records request, do not send e-mail to this entity. This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed.


We hold HR 218 qualifications on the last Friday of every month at the Lee County Gun range which is located at 6570 Felix Romano Way, Ft. Myers, Fla 33905.
You may call 239-690-3900 to set up your appointment. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call.

Seminole County LEOSA Date

The Sheriff has approved the qualification of retired law enforcement officers on the Seminole Community College Range by our instructors. The qualification will be the FDLE 40 round course as prescribed by FDLE in order to satisfy the Law Enforcement Officer's Safety Act of 2004 (LEOSA), otherwise known as HR 218.
The dates for the retired officers qualifications for 2018 will be as follows:

Friday, November 8, 2019 Arrive anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Retired officers must qualify annually and may show up anytime as noted on those dates.
Please do not call to confirm the firearms dates or to verify the equipment list required.
Retired officers must bring the following to the range;
Handgun Two magazines minimum if qualifying with a semi-automatic pistol 100 rounds of ammunition Retired LEO credentials as well as another form of I.D. ( driver license, etc ). No one will be allowed to qualify without proper I.D.! Eye & Ear protection Hat or Cap
Seminole Community College Range
2450 Gun Range Rd. Geneva Fl.

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