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Tennessee LEOSA

State Controlling Agency

Title

Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission

Address

3025 Lebanon Road
Nashville, TN 37214

Telephone

(615) 741‐4461

State Details

Who Can Qualify

A current POST certified firearms instructor or an instructor at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy may qualify retired officers for LEOSA.

Contact

John Welch
(615) 741‐8505

State Law/Regulation/Directive

Tennessee Code Annotated § 38‐8‐116 (2014) Law enforcement shooting ranges ‐‐ Methods for retired law enforcement officer to meet annual requirements to carry firearm shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce ‐‐ Maintenance of a list of approved certified firearms instructors.

Tennessee Code Annotated § 38‐8‐123. Determination of eligibility of retired officer to carry a firearm under federal law.

Notes

Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission, Rule Number 1110‐10‐.01 ‐ Retired Law

Enforcement Officer Firearms Certification Applications:

(1) A retired law enforcement officer seeking certification from the Commission to carry a concealed firearm shall submit:

(a) A signed letter from the chief law enforcement officer of the retired officer’s law enforcement agency that the officer retired in good standing with their initial application;

(b) Proof of having met the annual training and qualification standards for active law enforcement officers to carry a firearm of the same type as the concealed weapon they intend to carry signed by a current POST certified fire arms instructor or a instructor at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy; and

(c) An annual certification fee of ten dollars ($10) payable by check.

(2) A retired law enforcement officer firearms certification issued by the Commission shall expire one (1) year from the date the retired officer successfully met the annual training and qualification standards for active law enforcement officers to carry a firearm of the same type as the concealed weapon. https://www.tn.gov/sos/rules/1110/1110‐10.20100616.pdf

On 7/15/2014 a list of scheduled LEOSA qualification shoots could be located at: http://www.tn.gov/let/post/documents/TRAININGSCHEDULE2014.pdf

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