If you live in Pennsylvania or New Jersey and are retired from any law enforcement agency in the country, federal, state, county, borough, city or town.
YOU MUST HAVE A RETIRED DEPARTMENTAL I.D. CARD
FEE $40.00 (Pistol & Revolver) ONE PRICE
CALL 610-588-9044 OR GO TO THE CONTACT PAGE SEND ME A MESSAGE
I WILL CONTACT YOU TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT
YOU MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 60 ROUNDS PER FIREARM, A GOOD BELT, SECURE HOLSTER (WITH RESTRAINTS), EAR AND EYE PROTECTION, WITH A BASEBALL HAT.
WE ADMINISTER A M.P.O.E.T.C. OR N.J STATE POLICE STANDARD DEPARTMENTAL QUALIFICATION TEST
ALSO A LESSON IN TITLE#18, CHAPTER 500, SUB-SECTION 501 THROUGH 507 LEGAL USE OF FORCE
OR N.J. REQUIREMENTS, AS NEEDED
I ISSUE A PERMIT TO CARRY THAT MUST BE COUNTERSIGNED BY A SHERIFF OF YOUR CHOICE OR SUBMITTED TO THE NJSP IF APPLICABLE.
YOU NEED A CERTIFIED CHECK FOR $5.00 MADE OUT TO COMM OF P.A. (P.A. ONLY)
N.J. HAS OTHER REQUIREMENTS IF A NEW JERSEY OFFICER
GOOD FOR 1 YEAR IN P.A.OR 6 MONTHS IN N.J.
In response to LEOSA, on December 13, 2005, the Governor signed into law, Act 79, the Retired Law Enforcement Identification Act (RLEIA). The Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) established uniform identification and qualification cards for retired law enforcement officers and a method of conducting annual firearms qualifications for such individuals.
Under this law, M.P.O.E.T.C. also had the duty to promulgate rules and regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of the Act. Essentially, this legislation provides a concealed carry permit for retired officers to travel throughout the country with a firearm. Therefore, the identification cards must be of a quality that would reasonably be accepted as authentic in other jurisdictions, and contain the very specific information required by the Act, including multiple signatures. The identification card must be able to be produced for all retired officers, including many from very small police departments, for a cost of less than $15.00 per card. Other regulations were necessary in order to provide for a database system to track the issuance of identification cards, qualification cards and qualified firearms instructors. Regulations have also been drafted to provide for the safe operation of the firearms qualification for participants who may have been retired for a significant period of time.
Steps for Retired Officers to follow when attaining a Retired Law Enforcement Officer Identification and Qualification Card (See 37 Pa. Code §221.31):
1. How do I obtain an Identification Card in Pennsylvania?
Contact the law enforcement agency from where you retired to request an identification card and pay the required fee.
2. How do I obtain a Qualification Card in Pennsylvania?
a. Complete the Retired Officer Concealed Carry Acknowledgement Form. It can be printed from the the Retired Law Enforcement ID Act Forms page on this site.
b. Review and select a RLEIA certified law enforcement firearms instructor (listed by county).
c. Present the completed Acknowledgement Form along with two forms of identification (your retired identification card and a photo identification such as a driver’s license) to a firearms instructor recognized under the Retired Law Enforcement Identification Act (RLEIA).
d. Leave the completed Acknowledgement Form with the firearms instructor.
e. Qualify on the prescribed course of fire and receive instruction on the use of
force for civilians.
f. Take the qualification card to the sheriff for processing and signature.
g. Remit a $5.00 administrative fee, in the form of either money order or certified check payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to the Sheriff.
h. If the qualification card is lost, stolen, destroyed, mutilated or becomes illegible, make a written request for a replacement card to a recognized firearms instructor and pay the appropriate fee for replacement. Take the replacement card to the Sheriff for signature.