How the police in my hometown get handgun training


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Frandy
June 23, 2005, 01:11 PM
I won't say where I grew up (not NC) but I came across the following about it's new training facitility for their police. Most interesting. Population is about 40,000.


Police Firearms Training Utility.

In October 1999, the township opened a new Police Firearms Training facility which consists of twelve (12) ports permitting twelve (12) individuals to qualify at one time. Beyond the twelve (12) shooting ports, we will have an IMAX Theater which will allow for three dimensional real live training programs to be offered to uniform personnel. We have more than thirty (30) scenarios developed in conjunction with a professional training firm. The township also has available a classroom within the facility and we hope to have contracts with communities throughout the state to qualify Public Safety officers.

Current requirements are for uniformed personnel to qualify with their weapons twice annually and qualifications require a minimum of sixty (60) rounds each time with day and night shooting. We also are the only facility in the state that has what is referred to as a running man target which allows one to improve their proficiency with the weapon.

The Attorney General has recommended that all uniformed personnel have access to or qualify with a running man target beyond the normal qualification process. We believe the Police Firearms Training Utility will be self liquidating. It will be restricted to uniformed qualified personnel only and it will enhance the capabilities of our uniformed personnel.

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Standing Wolf
June 23, 2005, 02:23 PM
It will be restricted to uniformed qualified personnel only...

Can't have commoners barging in, now, can we?

Logan5
June 23, 2005, 02:55 PM
Heh, if the qualification range is restricted to qualified personell, how does one get in in order to qualify? Or was that just a little Beuracrateese?

Interesting bit about the IMAX theatre... "three dimensional real live training programs" in there... so is it "real live" training in an IMAX theater? (steep!) All "real live" training is three dimensional, right, being that that's the way real life is, so...

And umm, "self liquidating"? Is it like that scandanavian hotel made out of ice, that melts every summer, or what? Does it sell itself off for a profit? Who wrote this stuff?

Oh, whatever.

SteveS
June 23, 2005, 03:14 PM
Can't have commoners barging in, now, can we?

Heck, its not like we didn't pay for it!

Berg
June 23, 2005, 11:19 PM
East Brunswick?

Fly320s
June 24, 2005, 07:02 AM
It sounds nice, regardless of how the story is written.

I've used computer controlled video screens for training, although they were not quite as large as an IMAX screen. The training was very informative and fun.

I, too, am wondering about the "self-liquidating" aspect. Does that mean it will sell itself?

c_yeager
June 24, 2005, 07:05 AM
I, too, am wondering about the "self-liquidating" aspect. Does that mean it will sell itself?

I think the idea is that other area law enforcement agencies will make use of the facilities for a fee. If its as state of the art as it sounds then it just might pay for itself.

Frandy
June 24, 2005, 09:16 AM
Hey Berg... Yes, East Brunswick! Do you know it...or didja Google for it? I grew up there (EBHS 1966).

Henry Bowman
June 24, 2005, 02:09 PM
It could turn a tidy profit if they opened it up to commoners.

unixguy
June 24, 2005, 02:14 PM
I'd buy a uniform if that meant I could get in. :)

SJG26
June 24, 2005, 03:53 PM
It will be restricted to uniformed qualified personnel only and it will enhance the capabilities of our uniformed personnel.



Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.........................Cub Scout Den Leader....got the uniform..........looks like I'm in!! :D

mics357
June 25, 2005, 09:41 AM
that IMAX trainer is that like the F.A.T.S. trainer lvmpd uses or is it like IMAX screen at theaters (subtitled) attack of the thirty foot bad guy? :eek:

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