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H.R. 218: The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004

H.R. 218: The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004

What does the law mean?
On July 22, 2004, President George W. Bush signed legislation on a new federal law, which exempts law enforcement officers from state laws prohibiting carrying concealed firearms. The law allows qualified law enforcement officers, current or retired, to carry a concealed firearm in any state without a concealed handgun permit. There are some exceptions in this statute and officers are encouraged to read the entire federal law to ensure individual compliance. Generally, Oregon law exempts active and "honorably retired" officers from concealed weapons restrictions; however, the federal law would extend this privilege to those qualified individuals traveling outside of Oregon.

The City of Tigard Police Department will provide the necessary qualification opportunity to those individuals who meet state requirements for "honorably retired" status. This training will be limited to those qualified persons residing in the City of Tigard or those who honorably retired from the Tigard Police Department. Qualifications will typically be offered once a year in the month of November. Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis with preference given to retired Tigard officers. Applicants must provide documentation that they meet the statutory requirement for "honorably retired" status. This can be obtained through the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. The City of Tigard may charge a fee to cover costs. Applications will be required to provide their own weapon, ammunition (frangible), eye and hearing protection. Applicants may qualify with no more than two pistols. Upon successful qualification, your HR 218 card will indicate that you have qualified with a revolver or automatic pistol.

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) has established the qualification standards for retired law enforcement officers. To meet the requirements of this legislation, DPSST has approved the Basic Police Practical Qualifications Course (PQC).

The PQC course is defined as follows:
  1. 10 yard line:
    3 rounds, start at the 15 yard line, and one step right or left of the fire line. On the signal, student conducts an "L" movement to the cover barrel at 10-yards, draws and fires, from cover, one round strong side, one round over top, and one round support side. Time limit: 15 seconds. Strong hand used for all firing positions.


  2. 7 yard line:
    6 rounds, on the signal, the student draws and fires 2 rounds. Time limit: 4 seconds. Repeat for a total of 6 rounds.


  3. 5 yard line:
    8 rounds, on the signal student draws and fires 2 rounds. The student takes one step right or left, out of the line of attack, and reloads from a lock-back and fires 6 rounds. Student then steps back to a starting point and conducts a tactical reload. Time limit: 15 seconds to fire the 8 rounds, not counting the final step and tactical re-load.


  4. 3 yard line:
    6 rounds, the student draws and fires 3 rounds strong hand only. The student then takes one right or left while transferring the weapon to the support hand and fires 3 rounds with the support hand only. Time limit: 10 seconds.


  5. 2 yard line:
    2 rounds, the student draws while taking 1 step back and fires two rounds. The student takes one step right or left to get out of the line of attack. Student starts with hands encumbered. Time limit: 3 seconds.


Passing score = 100%. All 25 rounds must be in the 5 zone.

Upon successful completion of the course, each person will receive a State Standard Firearms Qualification Card for retired officers. The card is valid for one year from completion of the course.

The card indicates successful completion of a firearms qualifications course and does not convey any authorization for the holder to carry firearms or use police powers, other than authorized by statute. The Tigard Police Department will not provide any training associated with firearms use or handling. It is suggested that persons who need any remedial training seek out a qualified training program in their area.

Interested persons can contact Lieutenant Mike Eskew, Firearms Coordinator with the Tigard Police Department at 503-718-2558. You can also email the coordinator at 28828@tigard-or.gov.

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