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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or postings that previously existed in the converted boards were not removed and will remain, however, those who originally made them will not be able to make additional postings in the restricted forums or read any responses to their original post.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.

  • Botb_with_mourning_band_max50


    over 6 years ago


    I am a former LEO in school to become a Deacon and Police Chaplain. I am an associate member of the FOP and would like to obtain restricted access to get information as I need it. Is it at all possible to get this done. Please send me a message.
    God Bless and stay safe!

  • Shoot_dont_shoot_firing_my_weapon_1985_max50


    over 6 years ago


    I am a former deputy sheriff and no longer in law enforcement but I know many who are dispacters who are sworn law enforcement officers, so the "rules" to get this little gold shield is just small potatoes. I belong to a Texas Only Cops group in another blog page and they did my backgroud to allow LEO's in Texas Only to become members.
    I have just sent one of my patches by mail to one of the guys on my list who requested it. I like Police Link but this is ridiculous.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 6 years ago


    Very sad situation for both sides. I wish the officers involved and the individuals family all the best. This will be a trying time for all involved.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 6 years ago

    I am not sworn LEO but I will be in soon and I am strongly agree that some kind of information should be only handle by LEO,THE VERIFICATION IS RIGHT.

  • Dsc01969_max50


    over 6 years ago


    I give it a thumbs down because I've submitted on several occasions all the necessary documents and photo ids and still I am being rejected I even submitted my FOP membership card. I have submitted my job information including telephone numbers and Capt's name and to no avail so now I am wondering how legit is the person doing the verification.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 6 years ago

    I voted thumbs down, I work for TSA and have a higher clearance than most people on here.

  • Photo_user_banned_big


    over 6 years ago


    is there anything in this restricted section worth knowing that I can't find any where else?

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 6 years ago

    If you are truly "sworn" then it does not matter what your title is. Sworn means you hold a peace officers license. If that is the case then you just need to request the verification and when they verify that you are sworn and hold the license then you are all good.

  • Hmpgpic_max50


    over 6 years ago


    The key words here are "Sworn" and / or "Peace Officer" then we have a better understanding of the reasons for "LEO's Only". Meet the criteria and it won't hurt your feelings.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 6 years ago

    The "civilian" description doesnt match ALL dispatchers .....I AM a Deputy ...a SWORN Deputy ....I take pride in my CAREER.....ALL dispatchers for STPSO by next year will be POST Certified ......Thats right ya'll.......sprayed, tazed, tested on the square mat, all aspects of mental, physical, and emotional testing sometimes not even required by law enforcement agencies of their road deputies ....We ARE PROUD Dispatchers ....The DELTA TEAM in no way has a doubt that their dispatcher has their back "in the ear" and on the road....So in that aspect I have a problem with someone automatically classifying me as CIVILIAN when I KNOW I AM a DEPUTY ...We are all in it together, in a brotherhood , some shouldnt be bias to someone who is "JUSTA" never know when the DISPATCHER will be doing a detail and is the only unit nrt to you for an armed robbery......

  • 023_max50


    over 6 years ago


    I am not sworn - yet, however I enter the academy in January. So I will wait till after graduating to join.

  • Mvc-026f1_max50


    over 6 years ago


    When I become a sworn officer I'm there!

  • Caduceus_max50


    over 6 years ago


    Excellent post.

  • Goatface_max50


    over 6 years ago



  • Theshaman_max50


    over 6 years ago


    Can correctional officers join?

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