Los Angeles Police Department Online Manual
VOLUME 3 - MANAGEMENT RULES AND PROCEDURES
733. Retired Police Officers.
REQUIREMENT FOR RETIRED OFFICERS TO QUALIFY TO CARRY A CONCEALED WEAPON OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA. Retired officer who wish to carry a concealed firearm outside of California shall:
• Be free of any condition that would preclude them from safely operating a firearm;
• Adhere to basic range safety rules; and,
• Prior to carrying a concealed firearm out of state, must qualify on the approved course of fire administered by a National Rifle Association-certified civilian law enforcement firearms instructor or a civilian rangemaster. These instructors are also certified by various law enforcement entities (e.g., the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Rangemaster School).
Note: The qualification is valid for a 12-month period from the date of qualification.
QUALIFICATION COURSE FIRING SEQUENCE. The Department’s retired officer’s qualification course sets the minimum standard retirees must shoot to comply with the requirements of Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (LEOSA). The course of fire was designed to be fully replicable anywhere in the country.
The starting position for this qualifying course of fire will begin at the 7 Yard Line. When the target faces, the shooter will draw and fire 10 rounds at a single silhouette target. A score of 70 percent is required to pass the qualification. All rounds impacting anywhere on the body and head will receive full value and rounds impacting upon the arms are half value.
Note: Any qualification course offered by any range within the United States which meets or exceeds the standards set in the Department’s course would satisfy the LEOSA requirement, (e.g., if a city or town in Alabama offered a security guard course of fire that required 20 rounds at 10 yards, it would exceed and meet the Department’s course of fire for LEOSA compliance).
The passing score receipt, in conjunction with a retired CCW-endorsed Department identification card, will permit a retiree to carry a concealed firearm within other states.