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 and out-of-state LEO's who now reside in Wisconsin 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.

 

PROCESS FOR RETIRED DCI AGENTS

 

For retired DCI agents attending one of the four DCI LEOSA qualification courses listed below, the agent is required to submit the following forms to DCI:

**NOTE:  The applicant is required to write in the four Uniform Gun Handling Safety Rules under "Description of Risks" on the Liability Waiver form.  Forms left blank or incorrectly filled out will be rejected.

 

The photograph required for a certification card must be included with the application. The recently taken photograph must meet the requirements for a passport photo:

 

In Color

Printed on photo quality paper

Taken in front of a plain colored background

Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera

With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open

2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size (no larger) 

 

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 and a recent photograph (see photograph requirements above) to DCI. 

 

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

 

PROCESS FOR RETIRED FEDERAL AND OUT-OF-STATE LEO's

 

Other Wisconsin law enforcement agencies and technical colleges also provide retirees an opportunity to qualify with the Wisconsin Handgun Qualification Course.  If a federal or out-of-state LEO receives a certificate of qualification from one of these other organizations, the certificate can be submitted directly to DLES, and DCI is not involved in any way.

 

If a retired federal or out-of-state LEO wishes to attend a DCI LEOSA qualification shoot, they only need to submit the 261a2 Applicant Questionaire and 261a3 Liability Waiver to leosa@doj.state.wi.us prior to the deadline, and bring the original signed documents to the qualification shoot.

 

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

 

DCI SPONSORED LEOSA QUALIFICATION

 

DCI will provide four opportunities yearly for retired DCI agents and retired federal or out-of-state 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.

 

Important:  All participants will be expected to be ready by 9:00AM SHARP.

 

MAY 1, 2019 IS THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS REQUESTING TO ATTEND ONE OF THE SPRING RANGE DATES.

 

Friday, June 7, 2019, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Wausau area at the Frank Hanousek Range, which is the law enforcement portion of the Duane Corbin Shooting Range located at 2173 Rifle Road, Mosinee, Wisconsin. Directions from STH 51/I-39 are: exit at exit 188 (CTH N). Turn west onto CTH N and continue on CTH N/South Mountain Road to CTH KK (approximately 2 miles), turn south onto CTH KK and follow CTH KK to Rifle Road (approximately 6 miles), continue on Rifle Road through the Duane Corbin Shooting Range to the far west end where the Frank Hanousek Range is located. No range fees associated with the range; however, you may have to pick up brass after shooting.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Madison area at the Dane County Law Enforcement Training Center, located at 5184 Hwy 19, east of Waunakee in the Town of Westport. Attendees should enter the training facility through the front doors and walk straight back to a dry erase board, which will have directions to the classroom assigned to DCI. Please make sure your firearm is unloaded prior to entering the building. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office charges $20 as a range fee for all participants that will be collected by Dane County on the day of the qualification.

AUGUST 1, 2019 IS THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS REQUESTING TO ATTEND ONE OF THE FALL RANGE DATES.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Madison area at the Dane County Law Enforcement Training Center, located at 5184 Hwy 19, east of Waunakee in the Town of Westport. Attendees should enter the training facility through the front doors and walk straight back to a dry erase board, which will have directions to the classroom assigned to DCI. Please make sure your firearm is unloaded prior to entering the building. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office charges $20 as a range fee for all participants that will be collected by Dane County on the day of the qualification.

Friday, September 6, 2019, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Wausau area at the Frank Hanousek Range, which is the law enforcement portion of the Duane Corbin Shooting Range located at 2173 Rifle Road, Mosinee, Wisconsin. Directions from STH 51/I-39 are: exit at exit 188 (CTH N). Turn west onto CTH N and continue on CTH N/South Mountain Road to CTH KK (approximately 2 miles), turn south onto CTH KK and follow CTH KK to Rifle Road (approximately 6 miles), continue on Rifle Road through the Duane Corbin Shooting Range to the far west end where the Frank Hanousek Range is located. No range fees associated with the range; however, you may have to pick up brass after shooting.