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Louisiana LEOSA

State Controlling Agency

Title

Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement

Address

Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Council
P.O. Box 3133
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

Website
Telephone

(225) 342‐1530

State Details

Who Can Qualify

Louisiana POST Certified Firearms Instructors may conduct LEOSA qualifications. The Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement, Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Council, issues the annual qualification card.

Contact

Rebekah Taylor
(225) 342‐1530

State Law/Regulation/Directive

Louisiana state law 14:95 (Illegal carrying of weapons) sets forth the crime of carrying a concealed weapon.

“G.(1) The provisions of this Section except Paragraph (4) of Subsection A shall not apply to sheriffs and their deputies, state and city police, constables and town marshals, or persons vested with police power when in the actual discharge of official duties. These provisions shall not apply to sheriffs and their deputies and state and city police who are not actually discharging their official duties, provided that such persons are full time, active, and certified by the Council on Peace Officer Standards and Training and have on their persons valid identification as duly commissioned law enforcement officers.

(2) The provisions of this Section except Paragraph (4) of Subsection A shall not apply to any law enforcement officer who is retired from full‐time active law enforcement service with at least twelve years service upon retirement, nor shall it apply to any enforcement officer of the office of state parks, in the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism who is retired from active duty as an enforcement officer, provided that such retired officers have on their persons valid identification as retired law enforcement officers, which identification shall be provided by the entity which employed the officer prior to his or her public retirement. The retired law enforcement officer must be qualified annually in the use of firearms by the Council on Peace Officer Standards and Training and have proof of such qualification. This exception shall not apply to such officers who are medically retired based upon any mental impairment.

(3)(a) The provisions of this Section except Paragraph (4) of Subsection A shall not apply to active or retired reserve or auxiliary law enforcement officers qualified annually by the Council on Peace Officer Standards and Training and who have on their person valid identification as active or retired reserve law or auxiliary municipal police officers. The active or retired reserve or auxiliary municipal police officer shall be qualified annually in the use of firearms by the Council on Peace Officer Standards and Training and have proof of such certification.

(b) For the purposes of this Paragraph, a reserve or auxiliary municipal police officer shall be defined as a volunteer, non‐regular, sworn member of a law enforcement agency who serves with or without compensation and has regular police powers while functioning as such agency's representative, and who participates on a regular basis in agency activities including, but not limited to those pertaining to crime prevention or control, and the preservation of the peace and enforcement of the law.”

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Notes

The Concealed Handgun Permit Certification For Retired Peace Officers is located at:

http://www.cole.state.la.us/programs/uploads/post_forms/pc_14.pdf

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