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Rhode Island

Rhode Island LEOSA

State Controlling Agency



State Details

Who Can Qualify

 The Rhode Island State Police qualify only its own Retirees for LEOSA, who are issued a certificate of qualification.

The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office is responsible for issuance of Concealed Carry Permits. Their number is: 401-274-4400, X2238. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Concealed Carry Permit Section do not regulate or track LEOSA qualifications.

Only the Burrillville Rhode Island Police Department was identified as offering its retirees LEOSA qualification.

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State Law/Regulation/Directive

RI General Law 11-47-18 License or permit issued by attorney general on showing of need – Issuance to retired police officers.

(This law concerns the issue of a license/permit for retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed weapon in Rhode Island.)



Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.