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Alaska LEOSA

State Controlling Agency


Alaska's laws do not prohibit anyone 21 or older who may legally possess a firearm from carrying it concealed. A special permit is not required. As such, off duty/retired law enforcement officers (Alaska, Federal, and out of state) may carry concealed weapons in Alaska without a permit or meeting the annual LEOSA qualification requirement. If a concealed weapon permit is required due to travel to another state, a resident of Alaska may apply for a concealed weapon permit.


Alaska Department of Public Safety

Permits and Licensing Unit

5700 E. Tudor Road

Anchorage, AK 99507


(907) 269‐0392 (for Concealed handgun license)

State Details

Who Can Qualify

State agencies do not conduct LEOSA qualification. Thirty‐seven states honor Alaska’s concealed handgun license. Twelve states do not honor Alaska’s concealed handgun license. (http://dps.alaska.gov/statewide/PermitsLicensing/reciprocity.aspx)



State Law/Regulation/Directive

None for LEOSA


LEOSA’s requirement for annual firearms qualification for off duty/retired law enforcement officers is more restrictive than current Alaska Law for citizens of Alaska to carry a concealed weapon. As such, Alaska currently does not conduct annual qualifications for LEOSA.




Last update:  1/10/2017


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