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Retired AACO Police (LEOSA Information)

The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) was amended by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013.  The Anne Arundel County Police Training Academy LEOSA qualifications are open to sworn members who retired in good standing from the Anne Arundel County Police Department. 

Unfortunately, we do not conduct LEOSA qualifications for any other police agencies.  Retired officers from outside agencies may contact the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission (MPCTC) for assistance with LEOSA qualifications. 

The MPCTC’s LEOSA information can be found at:

The Anne Arundel County Police Department LEOSA Memorandum can be found at:

Applications will only be accepted from the LEOSA email address or by U.S. Mail, with the preferable method being email. The Police Academy address 3737 Elmer. F. Hagner Lane Davidsonville, MD 21035.  All applications must be to the academy at least 14 days prior to the LEOSA date or it will not be processed. Please ensure that your full name (First, Middle, and Last) and Date of Birth are included on the application. 

The applications can be found in the following link:

Upon the academy receiving the background check, the applicant will get an email confirmation, that confirmation and a RETIRED COUNTY POLICE ID must be brought to the academy for admission to LEOSA.  If you do not have a retired AACO Identification Card, please contact the Police Technology Section at (410) 222-3021 for further details on how to acquire one.  All retired officers are required to bring the following equipment to the LEOSA qualification:

  • Ammunition for day/reduced light course of fire (37 rounds each)
  • Properly fitting holster
  • Firearm with three magazines or speed loaders

Anyone attending LEOSA must bring their own ammunition, proper fitting external holster, and 3 magazines.  Also, long pants must be worn.  Anyone wearing shorts will not be permitted to shoot.

The Training Academy has the following dates scheduled for LEOSA qualifications:

  • March 16, 2017 (5:30 PM Start Time)
  • June 15, 2017 (5:30 PM Start Time)
  • October 2, 2017 (5:30 PM Start Time)
  • November 13, 2017 (5:30 PM Start Time)


If you have any LEOSA questions, please email Lt. Schultz or Sergeant Brad Rattell or call (410) 222-1950.