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Kentucky LEOSA

State Controlling Agency


Department of Kentucky State Police


Kentucky State Police Headquarters
919 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601




State Details

Who Can Qualify

Kentucky Revised Statute Chapter 237.140 states:

"...1.  A firearms instructor of the retiree's former employing agency;

2.  A currently certified peace officer who has successfully completed a Kentucky Law Enforcement Council approved firearms instructor course;

3.  A Department of Criminal Justice Training certified Police firearms instructor or instructor trainer;

4.  A Department of Criminal Justice certified concealed carry instructor or instructor trainer..."


Kentucky Revised Statute Chapter 237.142 states:

"...The following agencies of the Commonwealth shall make range facilities available not less than four (4) days per year for firearms qualification by retired peace officers seeking certification pursuant to the provisions of Kentucky Revised Statute 237.138 to 237.142:

a.  The Justice and Public Safety Cabinet;

b.  The Department of Military Affairs; and

c.  The Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.


"...Firearms qualification may be conducted at any location, public or private, at which a handgun may be safely fired..."


For Kentucky LEOSA specifics see:





State Law/Regulation/Directive

Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 237.137-237.142 http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Statutes/chapter.aspx?id=38384

Chapter 237

.137 Concealed carry authority for off-duty and certified retired peace officers.

.138 Application of KRS 237.138 to 237.142 to retired peace officers.

.140 Certification for retired peace officer to carry concealed deadly weapon -- Administrative regulations --Requirements --Firearms instruction.

.142 Availability of range facilities for retired peace officers.


Last Revised:  5/11/2017


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