Law Enforcement Officer's Safety Act (LEOSA)

The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation only issues the LEOSA cards to retired DCI agents.  Retired federal agents must submit their application to the Division of Law Enforcement Services (DLES) to obtain the LEOSA card.  For information about LEOSA (a/k/a/ HR-218), check FAQ documents and other instructions.




For retired DCI agents wanting to attend one of the four DCI LEOSA qualification courses listed below, the agent is required to electronically submit the following forms, as well as a recent photograph (full face, digital in .jpg format, sized 2000x3000) to prior to the deadline.  The agent will also need to print the forms and bring the original signed form along to the qualification shoot.

**NOTE:  On the Liability Waiver form, the applicant is required to write in the four Uniform Gun Handling Safety Rules under "Description of Risks"; forms left blank will not be processed and the application will be rejected.


If the retired agent attends a qualification course sponsored by another agency or technical college, and is administered by a DOJ T&S certified firearms instructor, the agent must submit the certificate of qualification issued by that organization, along with form 261a2 Applicant Questionnaire, and 261a3 Liability Waiver; both with original signatures which can be mailed to DCI, and a recent photograph (full face, digital in .jpg format, sized 2000x3000) emailed to


Upon successful qualification, the LEOSA card will be issued to the retiree.




If a federal LEO receives a certificate of qualification from another organization, the certificate can be submitted directly to DLES, and DCI is not involved in any way.


If a retired federal LEO wishes to attend a DCI LEOSA qualification shoot, they only need to submit the 261a2 Applicant Questionaire and 261a3 Liability Waiver to prior to the deadline, and bring the original signed documents to the qualification shoot.


Upon successful qualification, the retired federal LEO will receive a Certificate of Qualification signed by the firearms instructor.  Retired federal LEO must submit the Certificate of Qualification to DLES, along with the DLES required application documents.  DLES issues LEOSA cards for retired federal LEO's.  For more information, check FAQ documents and other instructions




DCI will provide four opportunities yearly for retired DCI agents and retired federal law enforcement officers who meet the requirements under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act to qualify with their sidearm.  Applicants are required to provide 50 rounds of ammunition per weapon, per attempt of the WI DOJ Qualification Course, their own ear and eye protection, and any range fees required.


There are no more scheduled qualification shoot dates available for the year 2015; the 2016 qualification shoot dates will be listed on our website beginning early 2016.