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Follow this page to keep track of news and expert analysis on the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA), a federal law that allows qualified active and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States, regardless of state or local laws, with certain exceptions. Keep updated on the LEOSA Reform Act, plan for traveling with your concealed carry firearm, find out why you need LEOSA insurance and check out seven things cops need to know about carrying when retired.

The airlines are perfectly comfortable with guns in checked baggage — they deal with them all the time — but you do need to understand the process and prepare your gear
Whether you are traveling by plane, train or automobile, planning ahead is key to a hassle-free trip when traveling with a concealed carry firearm
Law enforcement officers in New Jersey no longer need to fear archaic laws
The “sensitive locations” effort stems from the Bruen Supreme Court decision
Age and disease may eventually leave you unable to handle firearms safely
On-duty officers at the state fair will still be allowed to carry and display their firearms
Make sure you know the rules before crossing state lines with your firearm
The suit claimed New Jersey violated federal standards set in the LEOSA statute, which allows officers concealed carry benefits
A 22LR firearm is the best investment a person can make
Pre-trip planning can help avoid delays that might cause a concealed carrier to miss a flight; here are some conceal carry tips from a LEO’s experience in NYC
Whether you carry an on-duty backup gun or an off-duty concealed carry firearm, there are hundreds of great choices
Both active and retired officers must be trained in how to properly select and handle their undercover or off-duty firearms
If you have to neutralize a threat, even if it’s deemed a good shoot, who will come to your aid?
Although LEOSA was written with the intent to allow active and retired officers broad powers to carry firearms nationwide, many legal issues remain unresolved
Training for concealed and off-duty carry is just as important as on-duty firearms training
The simplicity of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) has led to well-intentioned, but misguided, administrative and procedural requirements
From the LEOSA Reform Act to police use of CBD oils, here are some of the most popular Policing Matters podcasts of the year
Most agencies do issue retiring officers the credentials that are required to carry a firearm under LEOSA, but it’s not always the case
Court rules there is no private cause of action under LEOSA that would entitle a former officer to relief after her application for an identification card was denied
LEOSA, passed in 2004, hasn’t quite worked as intended. Here’s what you had to say about the law, as well as the reform bill that’s intended to fix it
The bill aims to fix many of the issues with LEOSA
Just as you wouldn’t operate a motor vehicle without liability insurance, you don’t want to carry a firearm without insurance either
The LEOSA Reform Act would expand where current and retired officers can carry a concealed firearm
Many new restrictions will impact law enforcement officers
The public needs to understand the benefit of having armed off-duty and qualified retired LEOs around whenever possible
Thinking about purchasing a new gun for concealed carry? There’s an option on this list for anyone
Many people make the mistake of thinking they’re protected by LEOSA — don’t let that be you
Here are seven things you need to think about as you begin to carry as a retired officer
Retired police officers can be force multipliers when it comes to protecting communities