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Iowa Law Enforcement Academy


7105 NW 70th Avenue
Burma Road – Bldg 4640
Johnston, IA 50131


(515) 242‐5357

State Details

Who Can Qualify

Any Iowa Law Enforcement Academy approved instructor. The Iowa Law


John Metzger
(515) 242‐5357


On May 28, 2014, Mr. Ross Loder, (515‐725‐6233) Iowa Department of Public Safety, advised the Department of Public Safety issues retired IDs and qualifies state police retirees. For non‐ Iowa State Police, the retiree must be issued an ID from the agency they retired from and must be qualified by an Iowa Law Enforcement Academy approved police firearms instructor. Any Iowa Law Enforcement Academy approved police firearms instructor can qualify retired law enforcement officers. The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy additionally conducts open range dates for retired LEOSA qualification. Check the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy website for range dates. Contact John Metzger to be scheduled.


Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.