Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act (LEOSA)

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is pleased to offer H.R. 218 – (Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act) for MCPD retirees. This training is only offered to those officers who have retired from MCPD and who meet the standards set forth by the law.

LEOSA Application

Effective July 1, 2023 the LEOSA process will change to the following:

  • Walk in applications on the day of qualifications will no longer be accepted
  • Your application must be received at least 30 days in advance of your qualification date.  The application will be updated to reflect the following.  All applications must be completed, signed, and notarized and mailed to the below address, please allow 2-3 weeks for processing. 
                                             MCPD Records Management Division
                                             100 Edison Park Drive
                                             Gaithersburg, MD 20878
                                             Attn: LEOSA
  • Once approved by records, it will be sent to IAD (if applicable) for approval and then returned to the PSTA for final administrative approval 
  • If the above steps are not completed before the qualification date you will be rescheduled.
  • The 2024 qualification dates are as follows:  01/12, 02/23, 03/29, no April dates, 05/10, 06/14, 08/30, 09/13, 10/18, 11/29, and 12/13 at either 0800 or 1200.  Those retirees wishing to qualify will need to email their requested date and time to the following:   
  • Questions or comments can also be emailed to the above. Thank you. 

2024 LEOSA Firearm Qualification Dates:

02/23, 03/29, no April dates (Recruit Rotations take place this month), 05/10, 06/14, 07/26, 08/30, 09/13, 10/18, 11/29, and 12/13


Qualification Day Information

**You must arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time.  Those people arriving late may be turned away!

Where: All qualifications will be held at:
The Indoor Range
Public Safety Training Academy
8751 Snouffer School Road
Gaithersburg, MD

  • The Public Safety Training Academy is a secure facility. When you arrive, advise security that you are there for LEOSA. Proceed to the lobby area and wait for range staff. You may bring your weapon inside with you. You will place your weapon inside of a lockbox during the classroom instruction.
  • If there is a change or class cancellation you will be notified as soon as possible.
  • Note: Major qualification changes began on April 1, 2020 – The Department has been mandated by MPCTC to have LEOSA participants shoot a course of fire MORE comparable to that of the current department qualification course. We have designed a NEW, 50 round “off duty” qualification course that accounts for reduced capacity magazines or revolver shooters. This course is more challenging than the past LEOSA qualification course but is a realistic barometer of competency. This new course may require some additional practice before attending the qualification date and it is suggested that you practice reloading your handgun prior to your scheduled LEOSA qualification date.
  • If you need a new retired ID badge please click on this link: Appointments page, Montgomery County Police, Montgomery County, MD (

Range Requirements – What You Need To Bring to Qualifications

  1. YOU MUST BRING A GOOD QUALITY BELT HOLSTER that allows reholstering a handgun with one hand - no fanny packs, cross draw, shoulder holsters or stretch band holsters.
  2. YOU MUST BRING ENOUGH AMMUNITION - MINIMUM OF 150 ROUNDS IN CASE OF MISFIRES OR MALFUNCTONS - WE DO NOT SUPPLY AMMUNITION - Effective April 2020, the Day light and Low light qualification is 50 round courses each for a total of 100 rounds. 
  3. YOU MUST BRING 3 MAGAZINES FOR A SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL AND SPEED LOADER FOR REVOLVERS - There is a mandatory timed reload in the course of fire.
  5. Eye/ear protection will be provided for you but feel free to bring your own.
  6. In an effort to continue to meet federal law and MPCTC guidelines, the Department is advising all shooters to bring a magazine pouch.
  7. Make sure you are familiar with and have practiced with the weapon you bring to qualify with.