Law Enforcement Officer’s Safety Act (LEOSA)


The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation only issues LEOSA cards to  retired DCI agents.  Retired federal agents submit their application to the Division of Law Enforcement Services (DLES) to obtain the LEOSA card.  For information about HR-218, check FAQ documents and other instructions.




Retired DCI agents must attend either a DCI sponsored LEOSA qualification course (see below), or other WI DOJ handgun qualification course sanctioned / sponsored by a Wisconsin law enforcement agency or technical college and administered by a Wisconsin LESB certified firearms instructor.


If the retired agent wishes to attend one of the four DCI LEOSA qualification courses, they are required to fill out and submit the following forms, along with a suitable photograph to prior to the deadline.  They will also need to print these forms and bring the original signed copy with them to the qualification shoot.

If the retired agent attends a qualification course sponsored by another agency or technical college, they must submit the certificate of qualification issued by that organization, along with form 261a2 Applicant Questionnaire, and 261a3 Liability Waiver, both with original signatures, and a suitable photograph.


Upon successful qualification, the original documents will be submitted to DCI HQ and the LEOSA cards will be mailed.




If a retired federal LEO wishes to attend a DCI LEOSA qualification shoot, they only need to fill out and submit the 261a2 Applicant Questionaire and 261a3 Liability Waiver, and bring original signed copies to the qualification shoot.  Upon successful qualification, they will receive a certificate to submit with their application to DLES for their LEOSA card.


If a federal LEO receives a certificate of qualification from another organization, the certificate can be submitted directly to DLES, and DCI is not involved in any way.




DCI will provide four opportunities yearly for retired DCI agents and retired federal 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.


In 2014, the following LEOSA qualification shoots are offered, regardless of weather:



Friday, Sept 12, 2014, from 9:00 am to 3:00 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.


Monday, October 20, 2014, 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.