THPD Weapons Training

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Some Terre Haute Police Officers used their time off Friday, to sharpen their skills.

Once a month, the department opens the gun range for officers to test their duty weapons. That includes handguns and rifles. The monthly shooting practice is not required, but it is encouraged.

“This administration has been good about allowing us more time at the gun range,” said Ryan Adamson, Public Information Officer.  “Unfortunately, we live in a day and age when we may have to be in a deadly force situation, and when you have people who are confident in their skills, again that makes the community a safe place, and that what we’re about.”

Officers hope they never have to draw their weapons, but they want to be ready, just in case.

“It allows us to improve our efficiency and accuracy with our duty weapons, and it allows the officer to be more confident in his abilities to do the job here on the street,” said Sgt. Todd Haller.

The state of Indiana requires police to complete just two hours of training each year. THPD goes well beyond that for its officers.

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