Jun 04, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

LE 270 - Firearms Instructor Course

Credit Hours: 4

The course ID designed by the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services to comply with mandates of the NYS Municipal Police Training Council. It must be offered as designed. All students must hold the police instructor designation and have three years of police or peace officer experience. When successfully completed, a student may instruct firearms for police officers and peace officers personnel and recruits. Firearms are defined for the purpose as revolvers, ACP’s and shotguns.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • explain and demonstrate the duties of a firearms instructor;
  • demonstrate exceptional abilities on the range;
  • explain the critical role of safety when working with firearms;
  • explain the limits and advantages of various types of weapons and ammunition;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the underlying causes of post-incident trauma and of how to deal with same;
  • demonstrate basic equipment maintenance and cleaning techniques;
  • demonstrate familiarity with Article 35 and use of deadly force; and
  • explain the key points in teaching shooting skills and safety concerns to others.

Prerequisites: NYS MPTC Instructor Certificate
Year Round (N)