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Virginia LEOSA

State Controlling Agency

Title

The Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) addresses queries concerning LEOSA in Virginia, but has no other role. No state agency has overall LEOSA responsibility.

Address

The Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Telephone

(804) 786‐4000

State Details

Who Can Qualify

Firearm qualification may be conducted by a DCJS or National Rifle Association Certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor on a course of fire approved by DCJS for law enforcement officers. The DCJS website contains a sample card for proof of qualification. Informally the Virginia State Police and other Virginia Law Enforcement Agencies may allow retired officers to qualify.

Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) approval is not required for LEOSA compliance. Former law enforcement officers residing in Virginia who are retired or separated from Commonwealth of Virginia (local and state) law enforcement agencies may qualify with their former agencies/departments. For questions and qualification criteria pertaining to the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act, please review Virginia Code §18.2‐308 Carrying concealed weapons, paragraphs 7 & 7a at http://leg1.state.va.us/cgibin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2‐308 .

You may contact the Virginia State Police with any questions at (804) 674‐2147.

Former law enforcement officers residing in Virginia who are retired or separated from federal agencies or departments outside of the Commonwealth of Virginia are directed are directed to contact the NRA Law Enforcement Division at email: leosa@nrahq.org or to the NRA Law Enforcement Division website at: http://le.nra.org/leosa.aspx

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