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Retired Police Officer Qualifications

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.

Course Details:

• Must be a retired police officer to qualify. 
• The length of the course is approximately 1 hour
• This course is held at Gun For Hire 1267 McBride Ave. Woodland Park, NJ 07424

What to Bring:

What Police Officers Need to Bring:

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


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Tony Urena Director of Training

Tony is a United States Navy Veteran as well as a Veteran Law Enforcement Officer with over 25 years of experience. During his illustrious career he was the training officer for his department, and was responsible for their bi-annual qualifications and training for approximately 100 law enforcement officers. Tony was also state certified in all aspects of firearms training which included handguns, shotguns, sub-guns, semi and automatic rifles, as well as scoped rifles. In addition, Tony was qualified to testify as a firearms expert, as well as in the “Use of Force”. Tony is also a high level martial artist, with well over 30 years of training, and was a state certified Defensive Tactics Instructor.

You will not find a more loyal and passionate group of instructors that are so committed to ensuring you feel safe, comfortable and excited. Not only do they have the decades of on the job training they also have decades of teaching and interacting with every level of student.
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