The LEOSA identification card is issued by the Maryland State Police to an individual who has been qualified as separating from the Maryland Department of State Police. This includes Maryland State Troopers and Maryland Deputy State Fire Marshals only. This identification card is for separated law enforcement officer to carry a handgun under the provisions of LEOSA.
Maryland State PoliceLicensing Division1111 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, Maryland 21208Attn.: Handgun Permit Unit
Please note: this address is for mailing ATTACHMENTS and renewal documents. Initial Applications must be completed online through the link provided below.
The Maryland Department of State Police provides State of Maryland Qualified Separated Law Enforcement Officers an identification card to carry a concealed handgun to those who have separated from the Maryland Department of State Police only. Members of other Maryland law enforcement agencies seeking this identification card should contact their respective agencies.
Federal law defines a qualified separated law enforcement officer as an individual who:
In addition to the aforementioned qualifications, 18 U.S. Code §926B and §926C, requires that applicants possess a photographic identification issued by the governmental agency (Maryland Department of State Police) from which the individual separated from service as a law enforcement officer.
Please submit applications using the online form found HERE. In addition to the electronic submission, initial and renewal applicants must submit to the Maryland State Police, Licensing Division, Handgun Permit Unit:
The Maryland State Police Licensing Division will offer qualified separated Troopers/Fire Marshals the ability to renew their LEOSA identification card using our online licensing services. In addition, both the initial and renewal application process have been modified to allow for a self-certification. This modification requires the applicant to attest, under penalties of perjury, that he/she meets the Federal and State's requirements to possess a firearm, in addition to meeting the requirements outlined in the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act.
You must establish an eMDSP account and electronically complete and submit the State of Maryland Qualified Separated Law Enforcement Officer Application to Carry a Concealed Firearm. Follow the directions as provided in the application submission process in eMDSP.
In order to qualify with your firearm, please contact your local barrack or the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission to make arrangements to complete the firearm and training qualifications. There may be a charge for this service. You can reach the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission at 410-552-6300. A list of barracks may be found here.
You must receive the firearms qualification through a Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission certified firearms instructor. Any qualifications received that are not certified by a Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission certified instructor, will not be accepted.
Once you have satisfied the firearm and training qualification requirements and submitted the required paperwork to the Licensing Division, Handgun Permit Unit at 1111 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, Maryland 21208, you will receive your identification card, via U.S. mail, within a reasonable time. The identification card will indicate your information, the firearm type, along with the expiration date and the notation LEOSA in the remarks section.
The Maryland Department of State Police charges a non-returnable fee of $8.00 for each application submitted for consideration. The fee may not be returned if your application is denied or returned for deficiencies. The fee will be collected as part of the electronic submission process.
The LEOSA identification card is valid for one year from the date the applicant met the active duty standards for firearms qualification for the same type as the concealed firearm to be carried, as established by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT TO BE RE-QUALIFIED BY THE EXPIRATION DATE ON THE IDENTIFICATION CARD.
It is the Identification Card holder’s responsibility to ensure the Handgun Permit Unit is notified of address or name changes in writing. Email notifications may be sent email@example.com.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE RENEWAL OF YOUR LEOSA IDENTIFICATION CARD
(The required documents can be located when you click on LEOSA Application Documentation below)
From the licensing tab click on the LEOSA tab at the left of the screen. Go to the very bottom and click on the Law Enforcement Safety Act Online Link. This link will take you to all the online forms that require a EMDSP account. Go to the very bottom of the page and look for “If you have not registered, and are applying for the LEOSA Permit, please click here to register (or click the register a person link on the left).” This will prompt you to create a log on name and password.
Yes you will need to remember your log on and password for future renewal applications.
Please send all question in the form of Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may hand write your email address if this occurs. Please make sure it is accurate and legible.
You may write in your country if it is not listed in the drop down box.
This is supposed to happen and is a software issue. No need to worry about your phone number being incorrect.
You can leave that blank. Just make sure you send in your application with your livescan receipt.
It is recommended that the L.E.O.S.A identification card be carried by the separated law enforcement officer along with his/her retired Maryland State Police credentials whenever the separated officer is wearing, carrying or transporting a handgun. However, the separated officer may carry a copy of his qualification score sheet signed issued by the MPCTC certified firearms instructor in lieu of the L.E.O.S.A identification card. In every case, the Maryland State Police credentials must be carried in conjunction with either the score sheet or the L.E.O.S.A identification card to be in compliance with federal law HR 218.
LEOSA ID Cards issued by the Maryland State Police will be renewable on-line on or before January 1, 2014.
1201 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208
(410) 653.4200 | (800) 525.5555 | (410) 486.0677 (TDD)