The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (L.E.O.S.A) is a United States federal law, enacted in 2004, that allows two classes of persons—the “qualified law enforcement officer” and the “qualified retired law enforcement officer” — to carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States, regardless of any state or local law to the contrary, with certain exceptions. It should be noted that the L.E.O.S. A does not limit or change any officer’s authority within their own state/jurisdiction from carrying or to where a firearm is carried “off duty” or “on duty” under their own state law.

This 90-minute course covers the necessary information for retired law enforcement officers to concealed carry nationwide. In this course you will receive all your required paperwork and qualification cards.

All students must wear closed-toe shoes and a shirt with sleeves to participate in the class. If you  want to qualify with multiple types firearms( I.E. Semi Autos and Revolvers) there is an a additional $20 fee paid at the time of the class.

Student Supplies:

  • Holster
  • Spare magazine or speed-loader
  • 50 rounds of ammunition
  • Retired Law Enforcement ID
  • State-Issued Photo ID


Thomas D Snelling (Tom) Age 62,

  • Currently a 787 Captain for a Major Airline, been there 35+ years, and a 42 year pilot. (Full time job)
  • Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer for 18 years. Since April 2004
  • State (FDLE-CMS-CJSTC) certified Law Enforcement  firearms instructor for over 6 years. Since July 2015 (40 hours)
  • State (FDLE-CMS-CJSTC) certified Law Enforcement General Studies Instructor for over 6 years. Since May 2015 (80 hours)
  • Graduate, NRA Law Enforcement Division Tactical Shooting Instructor 2016 (44 hours)
  • Tom Givens Rangemaster Instructor, Graduate, 2021 (24 hours)
  • IALEFI, International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Master Instructor, 2016 (24 hours)
  • IALEFI ATC, Annual Training Conference. Attended 2017, 2019 (32 hours of training each time.)
  • NRA Instructor, Home Firearm Safety and Certified Pistol since 2003
  • NRA Range Safety Officer, since 2017
  • Glock Armorer since 2013
  • M&P/AR-15/M4/M16 Armorer since 2020
  •  Graduate, FLETC {Federal Law Enforcement Training Center} Basic Tactical Medical Program 2015 (24 hours)-Refresher 2017 (8 hours)
  • Graduate, FLETC Survival Shooting Program-Taken Twice, 2013 and 2014 (28 hours each)
  • Graduate, FLETC Active Shooter Threat Training Program, 2018  (32 hours)
  • ALERRT, Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training, Terrorism Response Tactics Active Shooter-Taken Twice, 2012 and 2015 (16 hours each)
  • ITTS International Tactical Training Seminars (Scott Reitz-former lead firearms instructor for LAPD Metro and all of LAPDs 19 specialized divisions) Handgun 2, Handgun 3, Advanced Handgun, Master Handgun Class, 2008, 2020, 2020, 2021 (16 hours each)
  • Mike Pannone’s CTT, Covert Concealed Carry Class 2014, (16 hours)
  • Rob Pincus Combat Focus Shooting, 2012 (16 hours)
  • SigArms Academy Close Quarters Pistol, 2001 (16 hours)
  • Stop the Bleed Instructor
  • Several Law Enforcement and Firearms Seminars
  • Member IALEFI and ILEETA
  • Life Endowment Member-NRA
  • Life Member-GOA