Can retired law enforcement officers verify as First Responders? Yes. Retired Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) do qualify as First Responders; just submit acceptable documentation during the verification process. Related articles Am I eligible to verify as a First Responder? How do I verify my First Responder status? Why was my First Responder verification unsuccessful? Why does ID.me ask for my Social Security number? How do I verify as a Medical Provider without an NPI?