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.
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