Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

Virginia

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

+ More
TRENDING NOW
Former Bloomberg Lackey Comes Clean on True Anti-gun Agenda

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, July 21, 2017

Former Bloomberg Lackey Comes Clean on True Anti-gun Agenda

Back when Mark Glaze was executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and later Everytown for Gun Safety, he went to great lengths to portray his master’s anti-gun positions as moderate. Glaze used ...

Court Strikes Down Unconstitutional Ban on Concealed Carry

News  

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Court Strikes Down Unconstitutional Ban on Concealed Carry

D.C. Circuit Court Rules in Favor of Constitutional Right to Carry a Gun in Public for Self-Defense

“She Persisted” – Gun Owner Fights Unlawful “No Return” Gun Policy

News  

Friday, July 21, 2017

“She Persisted” – Gun Owner Fights Unlawful “No Return” Gun Policy

On July 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit confirmed that law enforcement officials in New York acted unlawfully with respect to guns confiscated from a Nassau County woman in 2012.  

Washington: Gun Bills Go into Effect

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Washington: Gun Bills Go into Effect

On Sunday, July 23, a number of bills that passed from the 2017 legislative session went into effect that impact your Second Amendment rights.

The Need for National Reciprocity

News  

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Need for National Reciprocity

A report from the Crime Prevention Research Center estimates that the number of concealed carry permits issued last year was the largest increase ever – continuing a four year trend of record setting increases in ...

Supreme Court Asked to Review Maryland's Gun Ban

News  

Friday, July 21, 2017

Supreme Court Asked to Review Maryland's Gun Ban

A group of Maryland citizens, with the support of the National Rifle Association, filed a petition to the United States Supreme Court on Friday seeking to reverse a Court of Appeals ruling that stripped some of America’s most ...

Home Alone in Washington State

News  

Friday, July 21, 2017

Home Alone in Washington State

Back in 2013, when Washington State’s anti-gun groups rolled out Initiative 594, they promised voters this “universal background check” law would save lives by keeping “firearms out of dangerous hands” because private gun sales would ...

“March” Madness: Media Hypes Non-Event at NRA Headquarters

News  

Friday, July 21, 2017

“March” Madness: Media Hypes Non-Event at NRA Headquarters

Numbers don’t lie. But gun control groups and the news media do. That explains why so many accounts of last Friday’s so-called Women’s March From #NRA2DOJ bear no resemblance to the event those of us ...

California: DOJ Introduces Proposed Regulations Adding “Privacy Notices” to Firearm-Related Forms

Monday, July 24, 2017

California: DOJ Introduces Proposed Regulations Adding “Privacy Notices” to Firearm-Related Forms

On Monday, July 24, the California Department of Justice introduced another set of proposed regulations, this time for the purpose of adding required “privacy notices” to certain firearm-related forms.

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

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.