Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act-Federal Law:
Qualified retired officers separated from service with the Redwood City Police Department may be authorized to carry a concealed firearm in California and other states subject to conditions listed in 18 United States Code 926C. Whenever carrying such weapon, the qualified officer is required to carry a Redwood City Police Department HR 218 compliant Identification Card with Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) endorsement.
Retirees are required to qualify annually to comply with Federal law. The qualification does not have to be conducted by the Redwood City Police Department.
Qualified retired officers are cautioned that individual states may enact local regulations that permit private officers or entities to prohibit or restrict the possession of concealed firearms on their property, or that prohibit or restrict the possession of firearms on any state or local government property, installation, building, base, or park. Federal authority may not shield a qualified officer from arrest and prosecution in restricted areas.
Retired officers of the Redwood City Police Department applying for, or renewing a HR 218 Redwood City Police Department Identification Card with CCW endorsement must complete the following application. The application describes which separated employees are eligible under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act:
Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Retired Officers Application and Certification to Carry a Concealed Firearm under Federal Law
The application and the Redwood City Police Department Retiree Handgun Qualification Form (if applicable) must be forwarded to the Redwood City Police Department Range Master for approval. Upon approval, the Chief of Police or his/her designee will provide the applicant (either in person or via mail) with a HR 218 complaint Redwood City Identification Card with CCW endorsement.
Firearms Qualification Requirement:
Qualified retired Redwood City Officers have several options:
1. Qualify at the Redwood City Police Department utilizing the Redwood City Police Department Retiree Handgun Qualification Form. A firearms instructor will complete the certification process.
2. Qualify at an approved range facility (in any state) utilizing the Redwood City Police Department Retiree Handgun Qualification Form. An approved firearms instructor is required to complete the form and sign the Certification by Qualified Firearms Instructor section of the LEOSA application upon successful completion by the retiree.
3. Qualify at a law enforcement agency within the state that you reside, utilizing the standards of that agency. The firearms examiner will be required to sign the Certification by Qualified Firearms Instructor section of the LEOSA Application.
4. Qualify at a facility utilizing the standards of a certified firearms instructor that is qualified to conduct a firearms qualification test for active duty officers within the state that you reside. The certified firearms instructor will be required to sign the Certification by Qualified Firearms Instructor section of the LEOSA Application.
Identification Card Photograph:
Retired Officers who do not have a recent (within 10 years) passport quality photograph on file with the Department will be required to submit a digital photograph their CCW application. The photograph must meet the following requirements:
Be a recent photo taken within the last month
Color photo with a plain white or light grey background
Be a close-up of your full face and upper shoulders
Contain no other objects or people
Appropriate clothing without visible writing or symbols (business casual attire)
Passport photos can be obtained from several retailers such as USPS, FedEx Office, CVS, etc.
Qualifying at the Redwood City Police Depart:
Retired Officers wishing to qualify at the Redwood City Police Department need to contact the Range Master to schedule an appointment to qualify. The Redwood City Department provides the qualification service at no charge to qualified retired officers of the Department.
The completed application and qualification forms can be emailed to the Redwood City Police Department Range Master at firstname.lastname@example.org