The State of New Jersey requires that retired law enforcement officers who want to carry a handgun must be able to show shooting proficiency and qualify semiannually. Also, retired officers need to be familiar with N.J.S. 2C:3-1 et. seq. of the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice which codifies the justified use of deadly force by a civilian. (For information on applying for this specific permit, contact the NJ State Police Firearms Unit at 609-882-2200 ext. (2063 or 2064).
All qualifications will be done by appointment only.