Section 1089

Section 1089 of Public Law 112-239

10 U.S.C. 807

0 U.S.C. 807

18 U.S.C. 926B

Title 18 U.S.C., Section 926B “LEOSA” (Current Law Enforcement Officers)

18 U.S.C. 926C

Title 18 U.S.C., Section 926C “LEOSA” (Retired & Separated Law Enforcement Officers)

50 U.S.C. 797

50 U.S. Code § 797 - Penalty for violation of security regulations and orders

18 U.S.C. 930

18 U.S. Code § 930 - Possession of firearms and dangerous weapons in Federal facilities

18 U.S.C. 922

18 U.S. Code § 922 - Unlawful acts

(G) It shall be unlawful for any person—
(1) who has been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;
(2) who is a fugitive from justice;
(3) who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802));
(4) who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed to a mental institution;
(5) who, being an alien— is illegally or unlawfully in the United States; or

(B) except as provided in subsection (y)(2), has been admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa (as that term is defined in section 101(a)(26) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(26)));

(6) who has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;
(7) who, having been a citizen of the United States, has renounced his citizenship;
(8)who is subject to a court order that—

(A) was issued after a hearing of which such person received actual notice, and at which such person had an opportunity to participate;
(B) restrains such person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner of such person or child of such intimate partner or person, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child; and
(i) includes a finding that such person represents a credible threat to the physical safety of such intimate partner or child; or
(ii) by its terms explicitly prohibits the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against such intimate partner or child that would reasonably be expected to cause bodily injury; or

(9) who has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in or affecting commerce, any firearm or ammunition; or to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

(N) It shall be unlawful for any person who is under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce any firearm or ammunition or receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

DoD Instruction 5525.12

Department of Defense guidance on the Implementation of the Amended Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (LEOSA)


Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

The time it takes to receive LEOSA 926 credentials is largely dependent upon actions taken by the individual applicant such as obtaining one’s Identity History Summary and accurately completing and submitting all LEOSA application requirements. Remember, processing of requests doesn’t begin until the delivery of the applicant’s Identity History Summary and incomplete or inaccurate application requirements will definitely create delays. Once the Identity History Summary arrives and the LEOSA Project Manager has a complete, accurate application package in hand processing of request takes approximately 3-weeks.

The FBI Identity History Summary is used to determine if an applicant is federally prohibited from possessing a firearm, has prior misdemeanor Lautenberg convictions, or has any prior felony convictions. If an applicant has any of the above they will not be eligible to receive LEOSA 926C credentials per requirements established within Title 18, Section 926C.

Depends on how you apply for your Identity History Summary. Option one is to go direct to the FBI. This is the less expensive option but it could take several weeks for your results to be delivered to the LEOSA project manager. Option two is to apply through an FBI approved channeler. Approved FBI channelers can process request much more rapidly, but it is considerably more expensive. It’s your choice, we accept both options.

No, the applicant is responsible for all cost associated with the FBI Identity History Summary; to include the cost of having your finger prints processed.

A photographic identification card issued by the agency that identifies you as a retired or separated law enforcement officer isn’t the only thing you’ll need to carry a concealed firearm under the provisions of the LEOSA. You must also have proof of current (within the previous 12-months) firearms qualification for the type of weapon your carrying concealed.

No. The Navy isn’t resourced to provide ammunition, facilities or range personnel to support firearms qualification for retired and separated MA and civilian police officers. Retired and separated MA and civilian police officers will have to obtain their firearms qualification from the State in which they reside or an authorized firearms instructor certified by the State to administer a Law Enforcement Officer firearms qualification course. All costs associated with firearms qualification are the responsibility of the individual applicant.

No. Do not send personal checks, business checks, or cash, as they are not an acceptable form of payment for Departmental Order (DO) requests. Personal or business checks submitted with a DO request will not be returned. The CJIS Division will destroy the monetary instrument and will provide the customer a letter explaining why the monetary instrument could not be used.

No. The CJIS Division does not expedite requests; however, an expedited response may be provided by an FBI-approved Channeler.

If submitting directly to the FBI, your local, county, or state law enforcement agencies may take your fingerprints for a fee. Also, some printing companies offer this service; check the yellow pages in your telephone book or search online. If using the Channeler option, please contact the FBI-approved Channeler for information on how to get your fingerprints taken.

No. Due to concerns related to the protection of personally identifiable information, fingerprint cards are no longer being returned either for a “no summary” response or with an Identity History Summary.

If you have general comments or questions regarding the Navy LEOSA please feel free to contact us by completing the form below. We will respond to you as rapidly as possible.

*If you are currently participating in the application process please forward all questions/ comments through your LEOSA secure email account.

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LEOSA Program Manager
2111 Eisenhower Ave. Suite 200
Alexandria, VA. 22314