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Mississippi LEOSA

State Controlling Agency


Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police


181 County Road 221,
Bruce, MS 38915‐9549


(662) 897‐6227

State Details


Director Ken Winter
(662) 897‐6227

State Law/Regulation/Directive

Mississippi Police Training - Mississippi Law 45-6-19

§ 45-1-101. Certain retired law enforcement officers may obtain certification from Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police to carry concealed weapon without permit.

(1) This section may be referred to as the "HR218 Qualification Law."

(2) Any retired law enforcement officer who resides in this state and for whom the law enforcement agency from which the officer retired does not participate in the necessary certification for the retired officer to be certified according to the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 found at Title 18, Chapter 44, Section 926B, USC, or who does not reside in convenient proximity to the law enforcement agency from which the officer retired, may obtain the necessary certification from the Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police.

Sources:  Laws, 2010, ch. 480, § 1, eff from and after July 1, 2010.

This firearms certification will be conducted biannually.  The certification will be held on the Thursday afternoon immediately following the conclusion of the MACP Summer and Winter Conferences.  Individuals wishing to participate in one of the retired officer firearm certifications should contact the Executive Director of the Association for specific instructions.



Director Winter advised that the Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police is a small association and association business is handled out of his home.


Last update:  9/6/2017


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