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LAW ENFORCEMENT SAFETY ACT of 2004 (LEOSA) 18 USC §926C

The Law Enforcement Safety Act (LEOSA) is a federal statute which allows qualified active and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm in the State of Hawaii IF requirements of LEOSA and State of Hawaii laws are met.  This website provides you with links to both Federal and State statutes related to carrying in a concealed firearm pursuant to LEOSA in the State of Hawaii.

Qualified Law Enforcement Officers (QLEO) that meet the requirements of 18 USC §926B and Hawaii State laws are permitted to carry a concealed firearm in the State of Hawaii. The qualified law enforcement officer in addition to meeting the requirements of 18 USC §926B must also comply with the requirements of Hawaii State Firearm Laws (Hawaii Revised Statues §§134-1 – 134-35).  It is important to note that 18 USC §926B does not supercede Hawaii State Firearm laws.  A Guideline for Active law enforcement officers has been prepared for your review.  See Guideline For Carrying A Concealed Firearm In The State of Hawaii by a “Qualified Law Enforcement Officer” Pursuant to 18 United States Code §926B. The Guideline is not a “legal opinion” and you should consult a licensed attorney for legal advice and interpretation of Hawaii Firearms Laws and the Law Enforcement Safety Act of 2004.

Qualified Retired Law Enforcement Officers (QRLEO) that meet the requirements of 18 USC §926C and Hawaii State laws are permitted to carry a concealed firearm in the State of Hawaii. The QRLEO in addition to meeting the requirements of 18 USC §926C must also comply with the requirements of Hawaii State Firearm Laws (Hawaii Revised Statues §§134-1 – 134-35). A Guideline for Qualified Retired Law Enforcement Officers has been prepared for your review.  The Guideline is not a “legal opinion” and you should consult a licensed attorney for legal advice and interpretation of Hawaii Firearms Laws and the Law Enforcement Safety Act of 2004. See Guideline For Carrying A Concealed Firearm In The State of Hawaii by a “Qualified Retired Law Enforcement Officer” Pursuant to 18 United States Code §926C.

NEW VENDOR SELECTED TO PROVIDE FIREARM CERTIFICATION BEGINNING JULY 1, 2010.

The State of Hawaii has implemented a “Firearm Certification Program” for Qualified retired law enforcement officers that obtained a photographic identification from the law enforcement agency they retired from but did not receive a firearm certification from that agency.  The Guidelines for Qualified Retired Law Enforcement Officers includes instructions on How to apply for a State of Hawaii Firearm Certification.  All costs related to firearm certification are to be paid for by the QRLEO.

The State of Hawaii awarded the firearm certification portion of the program to Star Protection Agency (SPA).  The cost of the firearm certification portion provided by SPA will be $104.71 (tax included).  You will not be able to enroll in the firearm certification portion of the program offered by SPA until you have received a letter from the Criminal Justice Division, Department of the Attorney General, indicating that you have met all LEOSA requirements and are cleared to take the firearm certification.

All LEOSA forms have been updated.  Please make sure that forms you submit are current forms dated 7/1/2010.  Only updated forms will be accepted.

LEOSA FORMS AND DOCUMENTS:

Guidelines for Carrying a Concealed Firearm in the State of Hawaii By a “Qualified Retired Law Enforcement Officer” Pursuant to 18 United States Code § 926C

Guidelines for Carrying a Concealed Firearm in the State of Hawaii by a “Qualified Law Enforcement Officer” pursuant to 18 USC §926B

LEOSA Firearm Certification Application Instructions and Checklist

LEOSA Firearm Policy

Application for Hawaii State Firearm Certification to Carry a Concealed Firearm Pursuant to 18 United States Code § 926C

LEOSA Certification of Medical Examination