Law Enforcement Safety Act


The Law Enforcement Safety Act, also known as HR 218, authorizes qualified retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm under certain conditions. The Training Division and Human Resources shall determine eligibility. At minimum, the individual must meet the following:

  • Served as a certified law enforcement officer (deputy sheriff) for a minimum of 10 years
  • Seperated from service in good standing
  • Reside in the State of Wisconsin

In order to receive certification, a qualified retiree must complete the following forms:

AND this form

Individuals who have retired within the last year and wish to be certified with the same off-duty weapon that was approved by the Training Division while a member of the Sheriff's Office, the retiree does not have to complete the firearms qualification course. The following waiver form must be completed:

OR this form

Retirees that intend to carry another firearm that was not previously inspected and approved by the Training Division or are applying one year after their retirement date must successfully complete the firearms qualification course. The following waiver form must be completed:

  •  Pay all applicable fees ($40) for firearms qualification course and/or processing

Firearms qualification course schedule:

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018


Please call 414-525-5715 to schedule qualification


Mail or deliver in person all completed forms to:

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Training Academy

Attn: Rangemaster

9225 South 68th Street

Franklin, WI. 53132


* All forms require signatures and/or notary; therefore, they will not be accepted electronically.


WI LEOSA additional information: click here to view the WILENET information page


Qualified retirees will be notified by email (if provided) or by telephone of the status of their application for certification. The applicant is responsible for understanding all content contained within the Law Enforcement Safety Act, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Safety Act Certification Policy, and relevant Wisconsin State Statutes pertaining to the carrying and use of firearms.




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