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On July 22, 2004, the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) of 2004, also commonly called “HR 218,” became law. (18 U.S.C. §§, 926B, 926C.) This federal law allows “a qualified law enforcement officer” or “a qualified retired law enforcement officer” with identification that meets specified criteria to carry a concealed firearm anywhere in the nation, notwithstanding most other state and local laws that restrict the possession of concealed weapons.
For a person to be qualified under LEOSA, they must meet the following requirements:
A person who is carrying a concealed firearm must do the following:
A California CCW is valid anywhere in California and lasts for five years. A Federal CCW is valid anywhere in the United States and lasts for one year.
There is no application fee at the Santa Rosa Police Department.
Applicants will need to have their firearms inspected by a Qualified Firearms Instructor. A Qualified Firearm Inspector meets one of the following criteria:
Applicants do not need to qualify at the Santa Rosa Police Department. However, we offer at least one range day per calendar year for retired law enforcement.
No. So long as you have a valid Santa Rosa PD retiree ID and your most recent CCW qualification from a certified instructor, you meet the standards of the law.
The next date is September 7th, 2023, 1000 to 1400 hours at the Richmond Rod and Gun Club. Please email [email protected] for more information.