Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Qualifications

Passed in 2004, the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (colloquially known as HR218) is a federal law that permits qualified active and retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed handguns throughout the nation.

Gendarme Consulting Group, LLC is authorized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission to provide the required annual handgun qualifications to retired law enforcement officers. 

Our requalification class includes:

  • Instruction from current and former SWAT officers, all of whom have experience with real-world gun fights. Learn from the best.
  • Lecture on the legal requirements of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act.  Learn what you can and cannot do.
  • Course of fire conducted to the same standard active duty Pennsylvania officers must meet.
  • Legal discussion on use of deadly force and personal liability management.
  • Retired officers may qualify with their choice of pistol, revolver, or both for no extra fee.
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania qualification card provided upon successful completion.


Active Shooter Training

Gendarme Consulting Group, LLC offers active shooter training tailored to law enforcement agencies. Our classroom instruction addresses prevention, mitigation, and policy concerns.  The class then quickly transitions into practical scenarios based on real world incidents that allow for rapid skill development.  We utilize a crawl-walk-run training philosophy that ensures students understand critical concepts.  Most importantly, students will leave the class with the ability to immediately and confidently apply what they have learned.

We utilize force-on-force training to give students the most realistic learning experience possible.  

Contact us today for more information and for class schedules.

K9 Emergency Care

Your dog would give his life to protect you. You owe him the best care possible.

Working dogs that deploy with SWAT teams, police K9 handlers, or SAR teams deserve immediate care if they become injured or ill.  They can suffer from a range of medical conditions and injuries, some of which can be fatal without immediate recognition and intervention.

Our class goes beyond typical first aid to teach handlers how to recognize and care for common life threatening problems. This includes medical problems common to working dog breeds and traumatic injuries suffered in the line of duty.

Spend a day with us and learn how to save your K9 partner's life.