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Reserve Officer Firearms Certification

Reserve Officer Firearms Certification, an intense four day, 40-hour course, meets the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy's requirements for a reserve peace officer to carry a handgun and shotgun, administrative rule 501-10.1(80D). The course will run into the evenings of the first two days to fulfill the nighttime qualification requirements.

Required Equipment

Students are required to bring the following serviceable items:

  • Handgun you use while working. It should be clean and functioning
  • Duty leather gear with belt keepers or Velcro fastener
  • Protective vest
  • Flashlight

Optional items

  • Three high capacity magazines
  • 12-guage duty shotgun

Ammunition will be provided at an additional fee within the course registration.

Additional Requirements

Students must:

  • Have a strong knowledge of how their weapon functions.
  • Have at least a minimal amount of shooting experience.
  • Sign a waiver indicating that they are physically fit to participate in strenuous activities.
  • Sign a waiver of liability.

Register

For more information or course schedules, contact the department secretary or law enforcement coordinator.

Coordinator, ILEA Reserves

Melissa Ludwig
Health Education and Services Center 222C
319-296-4442
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Coordinator, ILEA Basic Level II Academy

John Kramer
Health Education and Services Center 222C
319-296-4429
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Department Secretary

Amy Rieck
Health Education and Services Center 222
319-296-4010
319-296-4051 (fax)
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