Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Now Offers Free Concealed Carry Classes | Announcements


The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will now offer free concealed carry classes to residents. The first class is scheduled for June 1, 2024. This initiative aims to encourage residents to complete training if they plan to carry a concealed firearm without a permit, a new allowance for eligible individuals beginning July 4, 2024.

Act No. 6 of the 2024 Regular Session of the Louisiana State Legislature allows persons 18 years of age and older to carry a concealed firearm within Louisiana without obtaining a permit or completing training, provided not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law. This law only applies within Louisiana and does not apply to states with existing reciprocity agreements. To carry concealed in those states, individuals must still obtain a Louisiana concealed carry permit.

In response to the new law, LPSO has revised concealed carry training to ensure that anyone planning to carry a concealed firearm, with or without a permit, receives comprehensive information on how to carry, use and store it safely. The free course covers essential topics such as gun safety, storage, liability and prohibited carry locations.

The first free course will be held on June 1, 2024 at the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Shooting Range, located at 3451 Highway 182 in Raceland. The course starts at 8:00 am. Participants wishing to complete the course to obtain the state concealed carry permit must stay until approximately 5 p.m., with a break for lunch. Those who wish to attend for information purposes only may leave at any time.

Participants are required to bring a pistol in good condition, 50 rounds of ammunition, eye protection (sunglasses or glasses are sufficient) and hearing protection (muffs or plugs).

Although the course is free, prior online registration is required due to limited group size. Interested persons can register at For more information, contact Captain Kevin Johnson at (985) 449-4481 or via email at [email protected].

Sheriff Webre encourages all eligible residents to take advantage of this free training to ensure responsible and safe firearm carrying within the community.

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