HR-218, the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA), is a program specifically geared for eligible retired law enforcement officers. This program provides attendees with the required classroom instruction and firearms qualification. 

Program Information

Upon completion of training and submission of required documents, attendees are provided with a LEOSA identification card.

Training for county residents costs $105 for one weapon and $110 for two weapons. Additional fees for out-of-county residents will apply. Cost includes ammunition for .38 cal, 9mm, or .40 cal firearms. Classes are held monthly.

To qualify, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Retired from a local, state, or federal law enforcement agency.
  • Had statutory powers of arrest.
  • Authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution, and incarceration of any person in violation of the law.
  • Separated in good standing with a government agency as a law enforcement officer for an aggregate of 10 years or more; or
  • Separated from the said agency due to service-connected disabilities after completing any applicable probationary period of service.
  • Met the standards established by the agency, which require the employees to regularly qualify for firearm use.
  • Not prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm.

Additional requirements:

  • Must be a Maryland resident.
  • Must be able to demonstrate firearm proficiency and accuracy.

Contact Information

Municipal Police Academy
Phone: 301-546-0175