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    P.O.Box 530
    VALPARAISO, IN 46385

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    Frank : 219-510-4773
    Jerry : 708-227-5469

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    April 15, 2024
    May 13, 2024
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    October 28, 2024
    Please call to get on the list to qualify.
    Northern Indiana-Valparaiso Pistol and Rifle Club (554 West 450 South, Hebron, IN 46341)

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    Now is the time to take the opportunity to qualify under the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (HR-218) for your nationwide CCW. All 2023 range dates will take place at the Valparaiso Pistol and Rifle Club outdoor range (554 West 450 South, Hebron, IN 46341). Please contact us to schedule your availability for these dates. Please forward contact information pertaining to any other retired LEO's or Special Agents on the HR-218 qualification program. NOTE: A revision in HR-218 now covers former military police.


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HR 218 provided the right to carry a concealed weapon to many retired law enforcement professionals. The requirements include retiring "in good standing", a photo ID from the agency from which the person retired, and completion of an annual firearms qualification.

Many agencies, for economic or other reasons, have decided against providing their retired Officers with an opportunity to meet the qualification requirement. Other agencies have decided against providing retired Officers with a suitable photo ID. While we can't do anything regarding the lack of a suitable photo ID, we can assist qualified retired Officers to be able to qualify annually.

The Indiana Retired Law Enforcement Officer Training Program is a corporation made up of retired Federal, State, and Local law enforcement Officers who feel strongly that those who earned the right to carry should be provided with an opportunity to do so.

We have certified Range Officers at conveniently located ranges throughout the State of Indiana, and for a reasonable fee we can provide Indiana's finest the opportunity to exercise their right to carry a concealed weapon.

While the State of Indiana does issue "Personal Protection Permits", these are only valid in the State of Indiana. When a retired Officer meets the requirements, HR 218 authorization, on the other hand, is valid in all 50 states.

With regard to liability, our program does not address this issue- the liability for any action taken on the part of a retired law enforcement Officer who uses a weapon, is the responsibility of the individual Officer- not the agency from which they retired - not the organization at which they qualify- it is their individual responsibility. Retired Officers who wish to purchase personal liability insurance may do so at their own discretion. We do not endorse or discourage these purchases, and we are not in any way involved in the purchase or sale of liability insurance.

To register for a qualification shoot, please click on the "Instruction" tab. For more information or if we can answer any questions, e-mail or call us at:

Call 219-510-4773

Thank you for your law enforcement service, and thank you for your interest.

The Indiana Retired Law Enforcement Officer Training Program