Federal grant allows Bridgeport police to get specialized firearms training

Bridgeport police received specialized firearms training Wednesday through to a new federal grant.

News 12 Staff

Mar 20, 2019, 7:10 PM

Updated 1,952 days ago

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Federal grant allows Bridgeport police to get specialized firearms training
Bridgeport police received specialized firearms training Wednesday through to a new federal grant.
Police say a $30,000 federal COPS grant allowed the officers to get highly specialized low-light training, which they don't normally get. They say they've been trying to obtain the training for the department for almost a decade.
The training took place in a mobile firearms training range.
Police say more than 70 percent of all officer-involved shootings take place in diminished light, so by going through the course, Bridgeport police are learning to do their jobs in a safer manner.
They say the training does not cost taxpayers and helps every officer become less likely to make a mistake in the field.


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