Federal Permit / LEOSA
In April of 2019, after reviewing the applicable Federal Statutes, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has ceased the practice of issuing permits in order to comply with Federal Law. The law specifies that an honorably separated Law Enforcement Officer needs only to carry retirement/separation credentials issued by the agency he or she separated from, and proof of handgun qualification within the previous one-year period to carry a concealed handgun.
If you are honorably separated from a Colorado Law Enforcement agency, C.R.S. 24-33.5-112 mandates issuance of retirement credentials to retirees in good standing. If you separated from an out-of-state agency, you need to obtain “good standing” credentials to be covered by HR218.
Retired or Separated in good standing with at least 10 years of service Law Enforcement (LE) Officers from JCSO, or any other Retired/Separated (LE) Officer’s living in Jefferson County can schedule a time for your annual HR-218 qualifications at the JCSO indoor range. Upon qualification, you will be provided a firearms qualification card that will be completed by the Firearms Instructor. The only documents a Retired/Separated LE Officer is required to carry under HR-218 is their Retired ID /Separated ID card and proof of qualification in the last 12 months.
Additional information: Qualifying with one semi auto handgun covers all semi autos and it is the same for Revolvers. Appointments to qualify will be completed on line, please use the link provided below to schedule a time.
Please note, ammunition used in our indoor firearms range must be “frangible / lead free” due to ventilation, clean-up, and hazmat concerns.
Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act
H.R.218 -The LEOSA overrides state and local laws, but not other Federal laws such as the Gun-Free School Zone Act of 1995 which prohibits carrying a firearm within 1,000 feet of any elementary or secondary school. LEOSA qualified individuals must continue to obey Federal laws and agency policies that restrict the carrying of concealed firearms in certain Federal buildings and lands.
There are two types of state laws that are not overridden by the Federal law, these being ‘the laws of any state that (1) permit private persons or entities to prohibit or restrict the possession of concealed firearms on their property; or (2) prohibit or restrict the possession of firearms on any state or local government property, installation, building, base, or park.’ This does not mean that LEOSA qualified persons are prohibited from carrying concealed firearms in such areas, but only that they must obey whatever state laws apply on those two points. They are free to disregard all other state and local laws that govern the carrying of concealed firearms.
The following items are mandatory requirements, and must be accomplished prior to allowing you to qualify on the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) firearms range:
•You must be a current resident of Jefferson County (Exception: retired/separated from Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)
• You must present a valid Colorado driver’s license
• You must present an original photo identification issued by the agency you retired/separated from as a law enforcement officer
• You must agree to execute a Release of Liability for this Firearms Qualification (provided at qualification)
• In order to comply with Federal regulations, you must qualify once a year with the same type firearm(s) (automatic / revolver) as you plan to carry concealed. Therefore, you must provide your own handgun(s) and ammunition for the weapon(s) and it must be ’lead free’. Ammunition must be in its original factory container and ’store’ purchased. Reloaded ammunition is strictly prohibited