Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training
KS·CPOST Annual Firearms Qualification Requirements
Kansas Law (KSA 74-5607)
Kansas law states in relevant part, "[T]he commission shall adopt the rules and regulations that are necessary to ensure that law enforcement officers are adequately trained and to enforce the provisions of [The Kansas Law Enforcement Training Act.] Such rules and regulations shall include, but are not limited to, the establishment of a course of fire as a standard qualification for active law enforcement officers to carry firearms [bold and underline emphasis added] that may also be used for qualified retired officers to carry firearms pursuant to federal law."
Effective Implementation Date
Developed by KS·CPOST pursuant to 2005 Kansas Senate Bill No. 195 (KSA 74-5607), the required annual Training Year (TY) statewide firearms qualification standard became effective beginning with Training Year 2007 (TY07) and thereafter. TY07 is defined as July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. Thereafter, a training year is identified as the period of time from July 1st through June 30th.
Annual Firearm Qualification Required: Full & Part-time Officers
KS·CPOST requires that all full-time and part-time police officers and law enforcement officers as defined by KSA 74-5602(f) must qualify (achieve a passing score of 70% or greater in accordance with course management rules) at least once annually on the KS·CPOST statewide firearms qualification course of fire. There is no established or set time during the Training Year when the required annual firearms qualification must occur; however, officers must complete the KS·CPOST qualification process with their duty weapon on or before the last day of each Training Year.