The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) is a United States federal law, enacted in 2004, that allows two classes of persons—the “qualified law enforcement officer” and the “qualified retired law enforcement officer”—to carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States, regardless of state or local laws, with certain exceptions.

Active duty, retired or separated U.S. Air Force Security Forces “Defenders” qualify for the LEOSA credentials if you meet the specified terms.

Applications are being accepted at and the link is available on the SF SMARTNet page under the LEOSA tab. SMARTNet is located at

Anyone having questions or anyone experiencing difficulties in applying can contact the Air Force Security Forces Center Police Services Branch for information or assistance. Please contact MSgt Rob Spencer at (210) 925-5037, DSN (945), or MSgt Ed Outlaw at (210) 925-5050, DSN (945).