A. Each retired officer from the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department must meet the requirements of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Improvements Act of 2010, 18 U.S.C 926C. These requirements include:
1. Applicant before retirement, was authorized to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of, or incarceration of any person for, any violation of law, and had statutory powers of arrest.
2. Is retired in good standing from service as a Law Enforcement Officer, other than for reasons of mental instability.
3. Before retirement or separation was regularly employed as a Law Enforcement Officer for an aggregate of 10 years or more or retired from service, after completing any applicable probationary period of service, due to a service connected disability, as determined by the agency.
4. Has a non-forfeitable right to benefits under the retirement plan of the agency.
5. Is not under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating or hallucinatory drug or substance.
6. Is not prohibited by Federal law from receiving a firearm.
B. In reference to KSA 74-5601 et. seq. The Kansas Law Enforcement Training Act, before the department will permit any qualified retired officer the opportunity to attempt the State of Kansas Standard Firearms Qualification Course of fire, all retired applicants must complete the following requirements:
1. Submit a completed application to the Department. The application will be provided at Police Headquarters in the main lobby at the security desk. The form will be available anytime, however, must be completed by the applicant no later than 30 days before the qualification date.
2. Applicants are allowed two (2) weapons upon which to attempt to qualify at each qualification session.
3. Sign a release of liability waiver the day of the qualification attempt.
4. Provide government issued photo ID on the day of the qualification attempt.
5. Attend the range and firearms safety and training briefing the day of the qualification attempt. Applicant retirees must receive a score of 100% on a safety quiz on the day of the attempt before being permitted on the firing line.
C. Required Equipment will consist of the following:
1. Weapon(s) with which the applicant wishes to qualify. (maximum of two weapons)
2. 100 rounds of new, factory load ammunition for each weapon with which the applicant wishes to attempt qualification. Reload ammunition WILL NOT be permitted. No exceptions.
3. A duty style holster or plain clothes style holster in good repair; holsters must be worn on the shooters strong side hip.
4. Eye protection appropriate for firearms range activities.
D. The Department will provide an updated sticker displaying the expiration date to applicants who successfully achieve a passing score of 70% or greater on the State of Kansas Standard Firearms Qualification Course of fire. The retired officer will place the sticker on the back of his/her retiree ID card.
E. The following firearms course management rules will be in effect:
1. No practice rounds will be allowed at the KCKPD range prior to the qualification attempt.
2. Each applicant will be allowed up to two qualification attempts per weapon. If the applicant fails to qualify after two attempts, the applicant may reapply at the next qualification date.
3. KCKPD Range Staff decisions regarding target scoring and course management will be final.
F. The qualification range dates for retired officers will be held twice yearly, on the second Saturday in April and October.