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Request LEO Verification on PoliceLink

Request LEO Verification on PoliceLink


The purpose of PoliceLink’s LEO-only forums is to provide verified active and retired law enforcement personnel with a secure location to discuss police-sensitive topics and to network with other members who are confirmed law enforcement officers.

1. Who can access the restricted areas?

PoliceLink members with the following status are eligible to request access to restricted areas:

  • Active or retired local, state, federal, tribal or railroad law enforcement officer
  • Active or retired corrections officer, detention officer, jailer, etc.
  • Active duty military police
  • Any other active duty person who is considered a “peace officer” under their state’s laws
  • Former (non-retired) law enforcement officers who are employed by a government-run law enforcement academy
  • Under extremely limited circumstances, other former law enforcement personnel who demonstrate a compelling need

2. Who is not eligible for requesting access?

Non-sworn personnel of any type are not eligible to request restricted access. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Dispatchers, crossing guards, and other civilian police employees
  • TSA screeners and non-sworn TSA employees
  • Security officers
  • Civilians
  • Employees of private corrections agencies or private prisons

3. How do I request access to restricted areas?

If you meet the criteria in Section 1, click here to request access to the restricted areas.


This symbol appears on profiles of verified law enforcement officers and verified forums.

4. How will others know I am a verified law enforcement officer?

Once your request is approved, a gold star will be added to your profile and will appear next to all of your discussion postings and comments throughout the site.

5. How do I know which forums and discussions are restricted?

The same gold star that appears on your profile will also appear next to any forums, discussions, or groups that are restricted to LEOs.

6. I see discussion postings in restricted areas by non-LEOs. How did that happen?

Prior to September 18, 2008, all discussion boards were open to the public. Several of these public boards were converted to LEO-only boards at that time. Any discussions or postings that previously existed in the converted boards were not removed and will remain, however, those who originally made them will not be able to make additional postings in the restricted forums or read any responses to their original post.

7. How do I request verification if I am a retired law enforcement officer?

If you are a retired law enforcement, or do not have a department email address, you can submit your request for LEO verification by downloading faxing in this request form.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 5 years ago


    Only took 1 day to get validated. Now I'm just waiting for approval for a couple of groups. Great site.

  • Strafzettel_max50


    over 5 years ago


    i submitted my via email and they denied it. said that becuase I did not use a department email they could not verify it. then told me to download a form and resubmit it. that is how i did it before what the heck.. so i redid it. sent in my police id with it.... so i dont know..... we shall see

  • Chief_instigator_max50


    over 5 years ago


    I e-sent my verification early in the game; can re-e-send it if needed. I learned of PoliceLink after my retirement. As a Board Member at my local F.O.P. Lodge, yeppers, I can get verification as needed. I'm real, and the others having LEO access should be also. As for Mr. Craig's situation below, I'd have to look at his documentation, but he sounds at least partly qualified.

  • Ast_patch_max50


    over 5 years ago


    I submitted a copy of my Retired ID and a active LEO reference. Only took a day or two. Outstanding!

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 5 years ago

    Glad to see I am not the only retired LEO still waiting for verification confirmation. Short of faxing and emailing, I don't know what else there is to do -- rather disappointing ....

  • Praying_mantis_3_max50


    over 5 years ago


    I believe LEO supporters are great and we need their support to keep our sanity, I also believe those who want to break into this exclusive club are extremely needed, but with that said I believe that my views are not for them, they are for my fellow brothers and sisters in arms that are on the job, putting their lives on the line to make their communities safe. I get annoyed reading the babblings of people who don’t have a clue, refuse to get a clue, or are too stupid to understand the finer points of the law which we are bound by and have sworn an oath to protect. My personal opinion on the matter stands as thus; this site is for Certified LEO’s, full time, part time or reserves, and should remain so. I think the site should be far more restrictive for non-LEO’s, to protect us and them alike. God love ya, but if you ain’t walked a mile in a LEO’s shoes you have no right to burden us with your babblings. (LEO’s SPOUSES NOT INCLUDED)

  • Usmc_20dd_1__max50


    over 5 years ago


    Semper Fi,

    It only took me a day. This is an excellent site. Still figuring out this site, but all sworn Cops are invited. Stay motivated and continue living the dream.

    Improvis, Adapt, & Overcome...

  • 011_max50


    over 5 years ago


    I have tried several times to get verification over the past several years and so far nothing. I would think after retireing from a 25 year career It would be simple. I suppose not. STILL WAITING

  • Detective_1_max50


    over 5 years ago


    What do you consider "Private Detectives"?We do enforce some of the laws on the books in Georgia. Please get back to me. I have been a Private Detective for 10 years, and an Instrutor for 3. I Work with a company that provides Security for the FAA in Peachtree City Ga.
    Willis Craig
    Ga Agency Lic. # PDC002305
    Personal # PDE047754
    Instructor Lic. # CFTR001028

  • Brett_and_erins_wedding23_max50


    over 5 years ago


    I am going to my states part time academy in a couple weeks. Once I graduate and attend all of my additional classes and compleat my FTO I will have become certified as a LEO. Sence I will onle be part time will I qualify for restricted access??

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 5 years ago


    It only took me a day... This site is great!

  • Sgt


    over 5 years ago


    Like the saying goes(a bit changed)<<< If at first you don`t succeed, post and post until you do succeed."

  • Sgt


    over 5 years ago


    If a retired police officer qualfies for the restricted areas why do the retired Military Police not ualify.We were also sworn-in Police Officers.

  • Lone_ranger_max50


    over 5 years ago


    I was told about a week ago that it would be happening quick. Any updated info. would be appreciated. Hate to think I got fired and they hadn't told me or worse just won't claim me.


  • Bayou_032_max50


    over 5 years ago


    Had submitted via policelink prior however i do not think it went through properly. I also sent u guys a fax. I have been an officer for 21 years and i think this site is a wonderful thing. Thank u for your time.

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