Originally Posted by AJAX22
your correct... In CA
however for the purpouses of HR218 ANY municipality can issue you your credentials according to their own criteria (IF ANY).
remember CA has different standards than the national LEOSA bill.
Lets just say some unscrupulous PD in whatever backward state did just as you say they could and issued LEO credentials to you upon receipt of $1,000 (or what ever amount)
So they make their cash. One week, month or year later they rescind your LEO status.
Since you are not lawfully "retired" and you are no longer an LEO you are not entitled to nationwide carry.
And you are still out the cash with no legal recourse.
Scammers usually end up getting scammed.