The Firearms and Tactics Section is tasked with the important responsibility of providing firearms requalification and tactical training to uniformed members of the Department. The principal concern with any firearms instruction is always safety. The Firearms and Tactics Section takes careful steps in creating a safe working and learning environment. All firearms training starts with recruit firearms basic and continues through the in-service semi-annual qualification cycles, both of which continue to be the base essentials of all NYPD firearms training.
The Firearms and Tactics Section Mission:
- Develop skills required for the safe and proficient use of firearms
- Provide entry level training for newly hired officers
- Instruct and re-qualify all uniformed members of the service with firearms
- Develop strategies and tactical training to minimize firearms use
- Improve firearms safety
The Firearms and Tactics Section conducts the following programs: