Before you do any traveling, here are some tips about your right to carry a firearm to another state based on HR 218, the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act. Pass this article on to anyone in your department that might need it.
An informative post about HR218 and interstate firearms carry for active and retired law enforcement officers is posted over at Spartan Cops. HR218 is perhaps one of the most important laws effecting LEO’s to come out in recent memory, and still one of the most unclear. I must admit that while I have carried interstate since its passing that I do so with a bit of trepidation. Im not so worried about getting into a gunfight (Sturgis) as I am of accidentally exposing my weapon in public, having a civilian report a “man with a gun” and then having to explain HR218 to some rookie in a jurisdiction far from my home.