Firearms & Tactics Unit

Firearms & Tactics Unit (FTU)

The Firearms & Tactics Unit (FTU) delivers high-quality and legally defensible training in marksmanship, gun handling, tactics, mindset, and the legal use of lethal force to uniform members of the NYC Correction Department. All training is designed to teach correctional staff to survive deadly-force encounters while simultaneously protecting the community and preserving life. FTU is primarily responsible for providing firearms training to recruit correction officers and correctional staff, providing annual requalification training, performing inspections on newly acquired firearms, and ensuring the proper storage, transfer, disposal, and ownership of firearms.