H.R. 218 Program

The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 amended the federal criminal code to authorize qualified law enforcement officers and qualified retired or separated law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States, regardless of state or local laws.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office holds H.R. 218 qualifications three times a year at our firearms training range.

The next date is expected to be in fall 2021 and will be announced on this page.

H.R. 218 Program Coordinator

Master Sergeant Mike Jenkins
[email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Once a date has been announced for the next session of firearms qualifications, contact our H.R. 218 Program Coordinators to reserve a spot.

Each session is limited to 24 attendees.

Please bring:

  • A photocopy of your Driver’s License
  • A photocopy of your retirement credentials
  • Your firearm with a holster
  • Two magazines
  • 25 rounds of ammunition

After the Sheriff’s Office clears you through NCIC, you will receive a letter from our office as proof of your H.R. 218 qualification.