Security Officer and Retired PD

UPDATE: This letter is to provide an update to the Use of Force Training (Guidebook) for the Retired Law Enforcement Officer. As you are most likely aware the Federal Statute regarding Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act (LEOSA-HR218 / 18 USC 921) was updates in 2013. With this expansion and clarification of the Federal Statute, the New Jersey State Police Firearms Investigation Unit has reviewed its impact on the New Jersey Retired Law Enforcement Officer permit to carry a Handgun (RPO) program. The current training and qualifications mandated for retired law enforcement under the current RPO program consists of Use of Force Training, the active duty day qualification (HQC1 or HQC2) and the RPO Night Qualification. The current utilized night qualification differs from the active duty night qualification course required for retired law enforcement officers to carry under the federal law in that the use of a light is not required, and yardage markers for the qualification differ.

As a result of our review of the current training and the federal law, the following changes to training and qualifications of all retired law enforcement officers under the New Jersey RPO carry permit program are being sent to all authorized State retired law enforcement qualifiers, and are to be implemented effective January 1st 218.

This is required every year for security officers and private concealed carry permit holders in the state of New Jersey. We also qualify retired police officers every six months for them to meet the requirements of HR 218 and keep their carry permit valid in the state of New Jersey.

“Very informative and a good introduction to shooting safely.”

Hi Anthony, Thanks for your email. Yes – I enjoyed the class yesterday; it was very informative and a good introduction to shooting safely. I now feel confident enough to go to the range and practice independently. However, I know that this is only an introduction and want to come back for further classes. I just wish you were closer than the 2 hour drive! But it was well worth it and will be seeing you again in 4-6 weeks. Many thanks.


Prerequisites: None. The material is suitable for all, including appropriately supervised, mature children. Minimum age, 8 years old.

Length of Course:

1 hours

What Security Officers Need to Bring:

• Your own firearm
• 50 rounds of factory ammo
• Holster
• 2 magazines or speed loaders
• Eye and ear protection

What Police Officers Need to Bring:

• Your own firearm
• 100 rounds of factory ammo
• Holster
• 2 magazines or speed loaders
• Eye and ear protection

What We Will Cover

• Shooting!

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Instructor Bios:

All of our high-level courses are taught by experienced professionals with the credentials to prove it. They are all trained and certified by the N.J. Police Training Commission, N.J. Department of Criminal Justice, and possess Federal Law Enforcement Instructor Certifications. They are experts in N.J. Use of Force Policies, and are always updating the course material with the latest use of force guidelines and case law. At Gun For Hire, this is not a “hobby”, but a full-time, legitimate vocation. Any “instructor” can teach you something, but only a select few can teach you the “why” or the “root of law” to justify your actions. If you were to use your newly acquired skills and were required to justify your actions, Gun For Hire instructors are ready, willing, and able to testify in your defense, as long as you had followed the training and procedures we provided. It does you, and your loved ones, no good if you survive the fight but have spend the next thirty years in prison because of the wrong advice you were given by a part-time amateur “instructor”.


What To Take Next

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Disclaimer: In an effort to keep all of our students safe course objectives and drills are subject to change.