Information from the New Jersey State Police website:
Instructions For A Retired Law Enforcement Officer's Permit To Carry A Handgun Retired police officers may download an application for their permit to carry a handgun and Consent For Mental Health Records Search Form from the NJ State Police website, or obtain them at any State Police station.
Renewal applications must be filed annually and are also available for download, or at any State Police station.
INITIAL APPLICATON (Complete Part 1 only of form SP‐232)
The four digit municipal code of the NJ municipality where you reside must be entered in block #9. Your State Bureau of Identification number (SBI) must be entered in block # 15. If you don't have a SBI number, you must contact the Firearms Investigation Unit for instructions on Live Scan Fingerprinting Procedures.
In addition to the initial application, the following must accompany the initial application: Consent For Mental Health Records Search Form, S.P. 66 (Rev. 11/07). Complete Part One ONLY. Sign the form and have any adult sign as a witness. Print "New Jersey State Police – F.I.U./ RPO" in the appropriate space for the Investigating Police Department. Parts 2 & 3 MUST be left blank.
Retired law enforcement officer firearms training record. This is a specific qualification course and only forms provided by an approved firearms instructor will be accepted (All firearms instructors must be registered with the Firearms Investigation Unit, before they qualify retired law enforcement officers). For all initial applicants, a firearms training record will only be accepted no earlier than three months prior to filing the application. A retired law enforcement officer must qualify twice per calendar year, minimum three months apart, as per the New Jersey Attorney General's guidelines. The applicant must submit a new firearms training record after each qualification.
Insert your State Bureau of Identification number on the lower right hand corner of the firearms training record.
Three passport style color photographs. Applicants must be photographed in civilian attire only, without wearing a hat or sunglasses. NO EXCEPTIONS. (Photographs must be “passport style,” 2 inch x 2 inch with a light background and labeled with name and social security number of the applicant on the back of each photograph).
Application Fee ‐ $50.00 (Annually). Payable to "Superintendent of State Police" in the form of a personal check or money order.
State Fingerprint Fee ‐ $51.00 (If Applicable), plus tax. Fee includes required $10.00 flag fee. Fingerprint requirements apply only to applicants who have not been previously fingerprinted by a New Jersey law enforcement agency for any firearm related permit or license.
Applicants requiring fingerprinting must contact the Firearms Investigation Unit for Instructions on Live Scan Fingerprinting Procedures.
Flag Fee ‐ $10.00. Payable to "Division of State Police‐ SBI" in the form of money order only. Applicants who are not required to be fingerprint shall only pay the $10.00 flag fee.
Do not submit an initial application prior to two (2) months before the anticipated date of retirement.
Submitted applications will not be accepted or processed and will be returned to the applicant.
(Complete Part 1 only of form SP‐232A)
The four digit municipal code of the NJ municipality where you reside must be entered in block #8. Your State Bureau of Identification number (SBI) must be entered in block # 13.
In addition to the renewal application, the following must accompany the renewal application: Complete Part One ONLY of a Consent For Mental Health Records Search, form S.P. 66 (Rev. 11/07) & submit with application. Sign the form and have any adult sign as a witness. Investigating Police Dept., print “New Jersey State Police, F.I.U. / RPO” Parts 2 & 3 MUST be left blank.
Applicant must be current with the required retired law enforcement firearms training record requirement.
Applicants who are not in compliance with the requirement will not be allowed to renew their carrying permit until such time that they demonstrate compliance with the requirement explained in the initial application process above.
Submit three (3) passport type photographs. Applicants must be photographed in civilian attire only, without wearing a hat or sunglasses. NO EXCEPTIONS.
(Photographs must be “passport style,” 2 inch x 2 inch with a light background and labeled with name and social security number on the back of each photograph). This is a yearly requirement as per N.J.A.C. 13:54‐7.1(a). This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Superintendent.
Application Fee (Annually)... $50.00.. Payable to "Superintendent of State Police" Payable by personal check or money order.
In order to ensure that your renewal application is processed in a timely manner, it is recommended the application be submitted no earlier or later than three (3) months prior to the expiration date of your current permit.
MAIL ALL DOCUMENTS TO:
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE FIREARMS INVESTIGATION UNIT ‐ RPO P.O. BOX 7068 WEST TRENTON, NJ 08628
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