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Pennsylvania LEOSA

State Controlling Agency

Title

 Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC)

Address

8002 Bretz Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17112-9748

Telephone

(717) 346-4086

State Details

Who Can Qualify

A certified firearms instructors can conduct LEOSA qualifications.

Certified law enforcement firearm instructor - An individual who possesses a current police firearms instructor rating from the National Rifle Association, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission, the Deputy Sheriffs’ Education and Training Board, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Smith & Wesson Academy, the Philadelphia Police Academy or the United States Secret Service or other certification approved by the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission.

 

Contact

A link on the MPOETC website contains a list of certified firearms instructors:

http://www.psp.pa.gov/MPOETC/rleia/Pages/Retired%20Officers.aspx

State Law/Regulation/Directive

Title 37 Pa. Code CH. 221 Retired Law Enforcement Officers Identification and Qualification Cards

http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/037/chapter221/037_0221.pdf

Notes

In-State Retired Officer Responsibilities

Steps for Retired Officers to follow when attaining a Retired Law Enforcement Officer Identification and Qualification Card (See 37 Pa. Code §221.31):   How do I obtain an Identification Card in Pennsylvania?   Contact the law enforcement agency from where you retired to request an identification card and pay the required fee.   How do I obtain a Qualification Card in Pennsylvania?  

a. Complete the Retired Officer Concealed Carry Acknowledgement Form.  This form can be found as a link on: http://www.psp.pa.gov/MPOETC/rleia/Pages/Retired%20Officers.aspx

 

b. Review and select a certified law enforcement firearms instructor. This instructors can be found as a link on: http://www.psp.pa.gov/MPOETC/rleia/Pages/Retired%20Officers.aspx

c. Present the completed Acknowledgement Form along with two forms of identification (your retired identification card and a photo identification such as a driver’s license) to a firearms instructor recognized under the Retired Law Enforcement Identification Act (RLEIA).  

d. Leave the completed Acknowledgement Form with the firearms instructor.  

e. Qualify on the prescribed course of fire and receive instruction on the use of force for civilians.  

f. Take the qualification card to the sheriff for processing and signature.  

g. Remit a $5.00 administrative fee, in the form of either money order or certified check payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to the Sheriff.  

h. If the qualification card is lost, stolen, destroyed, mutilated or becomes illegible, make a written request for a replacement card to a recognized firearms instructor and pay the appropriate fee for replacement.  Take the replacement card to the Sheriff for signature.

Responsibilities for out of state retired law enforcement officers residing in Pennsylvania

a.  Obtain a retired officers identification card from your former employer.

b.  Complete the Retired Officer Concealed Carry Acknowledgement Form (see above).

c.  Review and select a RLEIA certified law enforcement firearms instructor (see above).

d.  Present the completed Acknowledgement Form along with two forms of identification (your retired identification card and a second form of official/government identification with a photo) to a firearms instructor recognized under the Retired Law Enforcement Identification Act (RLEIA).

e.  Leave the completed Acknowledgement Form with the firearms instructor.

f.  Qualify on the prescribed course of fire and receive instruction on use of force for civilians.

g.  Take the qualification card to the sheriff for processing and signature.

h.  Remit a $5.00 administrative fee, in the form of either money order or certified check payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to the Sheriff.

i.  If the qualification card is lost, stolen, destroyed, mutilated or become illegible, make a written request for a replacement card to a recognized firearms instructor and pay the appropriate fee for replacement.  Take the replacement card to the Sheriff for signature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated:  1/18/2017

 

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