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LEOSA - HR 218 Qualification ATTENTION:
Brothers and Sisters,
FOP 89 notified the membership some time ago that in accordance with Governor Hogan's Executive order, LEOSA permits set to expire while a State of Emergency is in effect would be valid until 30 days after the State of Emergency has been lifted. Recently the Maryland State Police Licensing Division has posted a revised understanding of this policy. MSP now asserts that the ONLY LEOSA permits which are covered under the Governor's Executive Order are those actually issued by MSP for retired troopers and fire marshals.
FOP attorneys from SBW Law have reached out to the MSP Licensing Division for clarification as well as looking for governing case law which may support our members affected by this new interpretation of the Governor's Order.
All members must be aware that based on this new interpretation, if a member is carrying a weapon on an expired LEOSA card, they may in fact be in violation of the Laws of the State of Maryland as well as other states.
As soon as further information is received, the membership will be notified. In addition, once our range is permitted to resume LEOSA qualifications dates will be provided by the Retired Association.
Lt. John W. Teletchea 2193

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
Jimmy Baden sent the following information regarding LEOSA qualification dates:
We are finally able to begin some qualifications at the new Indoor Facility. We do not have a correct address as of yet due to permits; however, we are in the very large building at the end of Dille Drive in Upper Marlboro across from DOC. You can't miss it.
We will not be operating here in the same fashion as Dyson Road. When you arrive, your weapons MUST remain HOLSTERED and on your belt, or in a case.
Simply enter the lobby and wait there. A Firearms Instructor will greet you in the lobby and provide you with directions from that point.
To sign up for qualification, click on the link below. I can only take 10 shooters per each session. If you attempt to sign up and no date and time is available, all slots are full. Don't get discouraged. This facility should provide us with more dates and times for qualifications coming soon.
Current Dates:
August 13 - September 3 - October 8
I can take 10 shooters for each session.
Start times will be 0830 (Morning Session), and 1330 (Afternoon Session). As with all training, we will start promptly at the start time. If you are not in the lobby prior to start time, the door will be locked and entry will be denied. You will have to sign up for another date.
Click on the link below to sign up. Thanks, and be safe!

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.

2021 Class Schedule
Date:August 19 2021
TIME: 0800 to 1200
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 2021 HR218 will be on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 1000-1500 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.
Where: Lake Tech Institute of Public Safety Range, 13000 Frankies Road Tavares, FL 32778.

When: It is scheduled for March 13, 2021 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm @ the Lake County Sheriff's Gun Range. Please let me know if you are able to attend.
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 2020 will be as follows:

Saturday September 18, 2021 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, November 13, 2021 8:00 a.m. - 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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