Basic Police Firearms Instructor Development Course (FIDC)
TUITION: No Cost
The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Police Officer Standards and Training Council’s Field Services Training Division, in conjunction with regional police firearm instructors, will be conducting a Police Firearms Instructor Course. The program will be held from Monday, May 10, 2021 to Friday, May 21, 2021 (total of 10 training days). The class will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. The program will be conducted at the Firearms Range at the Connecticut Police Academy, 285 Preston Avenue, Meriden, CT.
Each Attendee must provide the following:
- Agency service weapon (handgun and shotgun)
- Handgun ammunition – 2000 rounds
- Handgun ammunition – 150 Lead Free FRANGIBLE rounds
- Shotgun ammunition
- 150 rounds (00 buck)
- 100 rounds rifle slug
- 5 bean bag rounds
- Full duty patrol street gear with reloading sources
- Protective vests
- Eye and hearing protection
- Baseball style cap with a rounded bill
- Duty rain gear (if needed)
- Gun cleaning kit (handgun and shotgun)
- Weapon, if possible
- Protective equipment, if available
- 50 simmunition rounds
In order to receive a course certificate, candidates will be required to successfully complete a practicum consisting of classroom lectures, practical skills demonstration, evaluation of coaching techniques, ability to diagnose problem shooters, knowledge of technical terms, actions and equipment, and a written test. The percentages constituting passing test scores are as follows: Shooting practicum 95% (285 out of 300) and written test 80%.
Enrollment to this course is strictly limited to 20 participants who have successfully passed the POSTC Firearms pre-test and a basic instructor development course.
Participants successfully completing the training will receive review training credit as follows:
- Curriculum Area II: Police and the Law 4 hours,
- Curriculum Area III: Practical Skills, 16 hours;
- POSTC firearms mandated credit, 3 hours
- POSTC Firearms elective credit, 9 hours.
Please complete the registration form and forward to the attention of Barbara Fullenwiley by email at Barbara.email@example.com or fax (203) 238-6119. The deadline date is April 1, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact William Steck, Field Services Division Director at 203-427-2621.
NOTE FOR THE APPLICATION: THERE ARE TWO (2) PRE-REQUISITES FOR REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS. Please record the dates of attendance for each applicant for (1) the pre-test examination for firearms instructor, and (2) the “Basic Instructor Development” training course.
There is no tuition for this course. Academy for a small fee. Lunch may be purchased each day at nearby restaurants.
The Police Officer Standards and Training Council Dress Code Requirement for in-service training is not in effect for the session.