Originally Posted by dog2000tj
If the public were to see first hand the qualifications process for an NYPD cadet to receive a handgun they would immediately call for the disarming of the NYPD
Not only are the initial qualifications a joke, but follow up training for the average NYPD officer is pathetic at best
It's not just there behind the Iron Curtain of NY.
Many, MANY, agencies require officers to re-qualify ONLY once a year.
A student of ANY of the serious pistol shooters here could pass the requirements for a re-qualification.
We have "an officer friend" who has a large county area of patrol. He has been on the job for 4 years. He has had to qualify twice in the past two years.
He was a medic in the Army. He is NOT a bad shot. He has GOOD weapon discipline and he knows his service weapon like the back of his hand.
I wish I could say the same about everyone in uniform in the Seattle area that I have come across.