P.L. 111-272, The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Improvements Act of 2009 (26 comments ↓ | 12 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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S. 1132 would amend title 18, United States Code, to improve the provisions relating to the carrying of concealed weapons by law enforcement officers.

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October 31, 2009, 11:26am (report abuse)

I would like the bill to address magazine capasity,[state laws issue]as well as unlimited carry for well trained officers, current and retired. Terriosts and criminals do not obey laws.


January 11, 2010, 4:13pm (report abuse)

I would like the bill to enable a retired law enforcement officer the same privileges to carry their firearms in places as a current off-duty law enforcement officer has. Retired law enforcement officers shouldn't be restricted to the same standards as the civilians that has "conceal weapons carry permit".


April 21, 2010, 9:32pm (report abuse)

Its about time all Federal Law Enforcement Officers get treated like L.E. If your sworn and properly trained you should be allowed to carry off duty.

GLPD (Great Lakes Police Department) NOT NSF

May 30, 2010, 6:05pm (report abuse)

Everyone is correct, it is about time. I have not been carrying while off duty simply because I did not want to be administratively held accountable for my actions as far as carrying a concealed weapon but everyday I went out in town I had to basically look over my shoulder because you never know who you might run into. I have arrested many people and placed them in jail, many of my arrestees have gang affiliations. I am extremely pleased at this bill and I hope congress can get H.R. 675 passed as well. Thank you my brothers and stay safe.


June 28, 2010, 8:22am (report abuse)

I would like to see the house voting on this and it being signed into law by the end of July 2010. This bill is pertinant to all LEO Safty retired or active! Federal Law Enforcement Officers derserve the same rights and privleges as their State, County and City brother and sisters!


June 28, 2010, 5:08pm (report abuse)

I have to agree with FRBPD. I was a Trooper and found that many times Federal L.E.O.s pulled over and backed me up. It was nice to know they were out there. They are without question upstanding L.E.O.s. and should be able to carry. On another note, I am hoping someone will pass a fix to New Jerseys ingenious restrictions on ammunition. The way the law reads leads me to believe that some law maker confused hollow points with armor piercing rounds. Be safe out there.


June 28, 2010, 7:21pm (report abuse)

I just read the wording in the changes for HR218. They changed the L.E.O. firearms concealed carry excemption to include ammunition. I guess New Jersey will have to get over it (smile).


August 30, 2010, 4:34pm (report abuse)

As a retired Federal Agent, I have pulled over many times out of sight of LE or the person they stopped, especially in remote areas, just to offer assistance as a last resort. Being armed, I would not hesitae to pull up behind the officer, identify myself and offer him any assistance he or she may need. Just think about it, your stopping

a car load of unknowns, 40 miles from no where, and no chance for a response that would save your life.

I feel for these guys and gals, there is no such thing as "two person patrols", they need all the help they can get, moral or physical if need be. Let's get this passed. And yes, if need be on some of the occassions I would have gone in without being armed, but then there would have been two statistics, I would rest in peace knowing I did my part.

Dallas FRLEO

August 30, 2010, 8:03pm (report abuse)

I am very encouraged to hear that SB.1132 was passed in the Senate, and now HB.3752 is being considered for review in committee. I am a FRLEO (Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Officer). My fellow officers and I are very interested in the outcome of this decision. We are hoping to finally get the same respect and consideration as any other LE unit. It is very demeaning to be viewed in less than a equal light seeing we take the same chances as everyone else. We are responsible for protecting the monetary supply and support system of the entire US. We risk our lives everyday to terrorism and any/all other threats but must hang our heads in embarrassment when we're asked, can we carry off duty as other LE's.

It's just time someone leveled the playing field for us. We will continue to do our jobs, but this definitely would give us a morale boost to do it better with some good ole' fashioned American pride!

Frank Gamble

October 3, 2010, 1:54pm (report abuse)

Does anyone know if this changes DOD 0083 Officers from regular Fers to LEO Fers? I mean are they eligible under this law to retire earlier?


October 6, 2010, 6:14pm (report abuse)

FOP said the Prez promised to sign, but Congress in not in session and he hasn't singed yet. Do I smell a pocket veto?

federal reserve police

October 17, 2010, 5:02pm (report abuse)

well even when the president our commander and chief signed this bill to law our board and chief hand down stating we are not authorized to carry and we are still obligated to comply with dept policy. Can they do this? I am a sworn law enforcement officer. We have some of the best training out there. This is embarassing.


October 18, 2010, 5:12pm (report abuse)

for the Federal Reserve Officers you all need to start calling and emailing the FOP National HQ & tell them what management is doing & saying. It is against Fed law and DOD officers have done just this & are recieving action from the FOP. Make your phone calls & stand up for your rights!


October 18, 2010, 5:14pm (report abuse)

Amen to frbleo about calling & emailing the FOP. They need to know what's happening. If you don't call/email then they can't help.


October 18, 2010, 5:18pm (report abuse)

Federal law trumps agency policy. It is confirmed by many State Attorney Generals and by decision of the Supreme Court. Read the minutes from Congress of the original LEOSA law. They cannot deny you a right afforded to you by Federal law/Congressional action. Contact the FOP if you have problems


October 18, 2010, 5:19pm (report abuse)

LO is correct, the Board of Prisons found out...

Chime'n N

October 18, 2010, 11:30pm (report abuse)

Please clairify , What does FOP stand for...

Chime'n N

October 18, 2010, 11:39pm (report abuse)

It's an utter insult and an major embarrassment to have to call on another LE agency to help up clean up our messes. Dallas PD must be called ON OUR PROPERTY FIX SOMETHING WE SHOULD BE TRAINED FOR...WHAT I GIP (WE'RE JUST FAKE A** WANNA BE COPS TO EVERYBODY ELSE, WE MIGHT AS WELL PUT UP OUR GUNS AND ACT LIKE THE FLASHLIGHT COPS WE ARE...D***)


October 20, 2010, 12:42am (report abuse)

LO, The law affords the police officer the right to carry into other states but their agency can still restrict their officers from carrying their service issued weapon into other states. For example, if the officer travels into another state and has to use his service weapon he cannot be prosecuted if the shoot is determined to be good but then the officer can be fired because they had a restriction on carrying their service issued weapon into other jurisdictions.

fed law enforcement

October 20, 2010, 9:53am (report abuse)

Have patience. They are going to authorize the off duty carry for off duty. Admn just need time to see what policy tbe board puts in place.


October 30, 2010, 5:09am (report abuse)

Is the BOG going to draft a blanket policy for all the FRB districts or is it going to be left up to the district presidents?

law enforcemet

November 7, 2010, 1:48pm (report abuse)

It is a shame the federal reserve still. And will always treat their police officers as a private security firm. The fed dresses them up as police and when of them gets injured off duty they will own them for sure. God lucl fred reserve police. You desrve to be treated as you are. Law enforcement. Be safe

DOD Advocate

November 14, 2010, 12:08pm (report abuse)

I have to comment on this, when leaving a comment, please use proper grammer and writing techniques. Because 'law enforcemet' I CANNOT understand the point your trying to make.

law enforcement

January 8, 2011, 9:47am (report abuse)

DOD Advocate,

All right, smart guy. Do you have the ability to actually say anything that adds to the discussion? Or are you all about trying to sound smart by throwing around insults? It doesn't work.

If this condescension is all you have to offer, don't feel a need to respond to my notes. It is neither needed nor appreciated.

Go away nasty troll.


January 20, 2011, 8:13am (report abuse)

DOD is now saying since military civilian police/formerly DOD police don't have arrest powers it doesn't apply to us. Anyone have any comments?


February 11, 2011, 7:08pm (report abuse)

How come this site is not up to date? The President signed this bill in to law last year!

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