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Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA ) HR-218

The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (HR-218) allows the qualified law enforcement officer and the qualified retired law enforcement officer to carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States, regardless of any state or local law to the contrary, with certain exceptions.

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Each retired officer will be required to provide the following items:

  • A copy of valid NEW YORK STATE Pistol Permit.
  • A copy of a current “retired” Peace / Police Officer ID card from your former department.
  • An original notarized affidavit; to be notarized prior to arriving at the range.
  • A safe, functional Firearm, semi-auto or revolver.
  • A safe functional holster, strong side, hip draw, covered trigger guard. No shoulder, cross draw or ankle holsters.
  • A minimum of 50 rounds factory ammunition per firearm, no reloads.
  • Reloading devices, magazines or speed loaders and a belt mounted carrying pouch.
  • Wraparound eye protection, hearing protection and a ball cap.
  • USPS Money order or check made out to DUTCHESS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE. No cash will be accepted.
  • $50 to qualify with one gun, $90 for two guns. Non Refundable.

Course of fire, FBI-Q target, Passing Score 70%

  • 8 rounds standing from 25 yards in 25 seconds, revolver 40 seconds
  • 12 rounds standing from 15 yards in 25 seconds, revolver 40 seconds
  • 2 rounds standing, each command from 7 yards, total 6 rounds
  • 12 rounds standing from 7 yards with a mandatory reload in 15 seconds, revolver 25 seconds
  • 2 rounds standing each command from 3 yards in 2 seconds, total 6 rounds
  • 6 rounds standing from 3 yards in 6 seconds

Questions may be directed to Lieutenant EH Pearsall 845-486-3863 or