Austin Police Retired Officers Association



Honorary ID & Concealed Carry Information

/ Note: Policy of the right to carry has changed below and other changes might be forthcoming.
If you see anything that needs to be corrected just let us know. /

Step 1:

You must obtain Honorary Retired Officer ID. If you have an ID card already, check the back side. You need the one that does not have an expiration date on it. If you have one that does expire you can wait until you have to re-new to obtain the new one. If you simply want the ID card and do not want to carry a weapon, this is the only step you need to take.
Note: If you do not have a computer, you will need to contact Randy Malone for more information.

Identification Card Honorably Retired Peace Officers

Step 2:

Instructions for Right to Carry as Retired Officer at APD Range and Qualification Dates


Retirees who possess a retiree photo identification may qualify at the Department’s range. The range may have 9MM ammo they will supply you with but you should bring your own ammo, just in case they are low and are not giving it out to retirees.

You no longer have to call to schedule with the range. The 2nd Wednesday and each month has been set aside for retirees. You will need your Retiree ID card and your Drivers License.

Current 2019 Qualification dates & times for Retirees:

January 9th

on the hour
7, 8, 9 & 10 AM

February 13th
March 13th
April 10th
May 8th
June 12th
July 10th
August 14th
September 11th

October 9th

November 13th
December 11th


Step 3:

Shooting at Range other than APD Range

If you are shooing at a range other than the APD Range, you must use a certified firearms instructor that is qualified to conduct a firearms qualification test for active duty officers. Most states should have a standardized form for out of state officers to use when qualifying, and the Range instructors probably have the form or can tell you how to obtain one. TCOLE (TCLEOSE) does not have a form APD retirees who shoot in Texas but not at the APD Range. If you cannot obtain a form to use we created a form that has all the needed information on it, should you need to prove you qualified.

***Bring Your Own Ammo***

For those shooting in Texas but not at the APD range:

If you are carrying under Texas Law, you have to qualify every two years. If you travel out of state you may want to shoot every year just to be covered outside of Texas.

For those shooting at an Out of State range:


If you do not have an ID card signed off on by Range Instructor, you do need to have a copy of the form
showing you qualified, keep original in safe place in case needed.

If you have any questions, please contact Randy Malone 512.658.0692 /

Other Firing Ranges

Schaefer Training Academy
948 Sandy Creek Road
Dale, TX 78616

Lockhart PD Firing Range
Call a few days ahead to make sure a Range Master is available.

Lockhart PD Range Contacts

Lt. Josh Childress 512.398.4401  
Chief Ernest Pedraza 512.398.4401  




/ Page updated Saturday, December 15, 2018 /
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