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Police: Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA)

The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 allows qualified active and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm nationwide.

The law requires two hours of classroom training and successful completion of two qualification courses. Before any applicant is issued a LEOSA photo ID from the department, he or she must successfully complete the training and qualifying courses and complete and submit an application. A background check is conducted on all applicants. Applicants must re-apply annually.

On the training date, all retirees must have 100 rounds of ammunition for each weapon you will be qualifying with. Please report directly to Hap Baker Firearms Facility. Address to the location is listed below:

Hap Baker Firearms Facility
1400 Baltimore Boulevard
Westminster, Maryland

From the Baltimore Beltway (Route 695), take Route 795 (Northwest Expressway) to Route 140 North toward Westminster. Use the entrance to Carroll County's Northern Landfill and follow the signs to the facility.

If you have any questions please contact Cpl. Kent Martin via email or phone at 443.375.6328.Leosa qualification is for CCSO retired or current employed Sheriffs Office personnel only.

All applicants, including those already certified under LEOSA, must fill out the CCSO Application for Certification to Carry a Concealed Firearm annually (see link below). Please download, complete and print application. All paperwork must be returned at least 7 days prior to the range date or you will not be scheduled to attend.

Photo ID will be provided to CCSO retired personnel only.

This year we will be qualifying retired personnel on:



10 AM - 1 PM

LEOSA CCSO APPLICATION for Certification to Carry a Concealed Firearm


Carroll County Sheriff's Office • 100 North Court Street • Westminster, Maryland 21157
410.386.2900 or 1.888.302.8924

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The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is committed to recruiting initiatives that reflect a fair and impartial representation of minority groups and females among its employees and applicants in approximate proportion to the minority composition of the Carroll County community.