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.

| 2021 Qualification Dates & Times for Retirees |

Effective 4/1/21 anyone entering any building at the academy including the range will either have to show proof of being vaccinated or have a rapid Covid test before they are allowed in. According to Ken this is being done to get ready for the next cadet class. I have confirmed a photo of your CDC vaccine card will be proof enough.

January 13
closed due to COVID
February 10
7am / 8am / 9am / 10am
March 10
7am / 8am / 9am / 10am
April 14
7am / 8am / 9am / 10am
May 12
7am / 8am / 9am / 10am
June 9
7am / 8am / 9am / 10am
July 14
7am / 8am / 9am / 10am
August 11
7am / 8am / 9am / 10am
September 8
7am / 8am / 9am / 10am
October 13
7am / 8am / 9am / 10am
November 10
7am / 8am / 9am / 10am
December 8
7am / 8am / 9am / 10am


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

Lieutenant Daniel Williams #8806
512.398.4401 ext 292

Lockhart Police Department-Criminal Investigations

214 Bufkin Lane
Lockhart, Texas 78644
512.398.4401 ext 292
Fax 512.398.3393




/ Page updated Tuesday, March 30, 2021 /
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