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Montana LEOSA

State Controlling Agency

Title

Division of Criminal Investigation

Address

2225 11th Avenue
P.O. Box 201414
Helena, MT 59620-0151

Telephone

406‐444-3874

State Details

Who Can Qualify

Federal legislation contained no funding to create state or local programs to qualify retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed weapon, there are few Montana agencies that offer such programs. While some smaller local agencies may qualify their retirees, such programs are not generally available in Montana and few retired Montana Law Enforcement Officers are therefore able to carry concealed weapons under this federal legislation.

Contact

John Strandell
406‐444-2053

State Law/Regulation/Directive

The Division of Criminal Investigation, Montana
Department of Justice web site states:

...Because the federal legislation (LEOSA) contained no funding to create state or local programs to qualify retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed weapon under this provision, there are few agencies that offer such programs. While some smaller local agencies may qualify their retirees, such programs are not generally available in Montana and few retired officers here are therefore able to carry concealed weapons under this federal legislation.

While a retired law enforcement officer may have a Montana concealed weapons permit, having that Montana permit does not meet the firearms qualifications required by the federal act (LEOSA) and does not allow retired officers to operate under its provisions, either in Montana or when they travel out of state. 

 

 

 

Last updated:  8/4/2017

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