Pistol on Patrol Tactics 1.0

Pistol on Patrol Tactics 1.0 

American policing has evolved dramatically in recent years, especially as it relates to tools, tactics, and technology. Of particular note is tactical pistol usage by patrol officers. The debate over the most effective weapons for police use is nothing new, for the discussion of how officers should be armed has been going on for decades, and is expected to continue as new weaponry is developed. One subtle, but dramatic, historical shift in police weaponry involved the movement from shoulder weapons to the belt carried revolver. This is not to suggest that early peace officers did not carry handguns, just that prior to the urban population shift, their preferred duty weapons were often rifles or shotguns. An examination of early peace officer photographs and post incident critiques clearly reveals that shoulder weapons were the norm, rather than the exception, and for good reason. The handgun, an essential part of a police officer's personal equipment, is invaluable in dealing with a life-threatening confrontational situation. However, a law enforcement officer's own handgun can also be, and sometimes becomes, the very means by which an officer is assaulted.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training


This class has been accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for 1.00 hours of mandatory continuing education credit. Regarding any law enforcement concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices as might be taught, promoted, or otherwise espoused in outside schools or seminars, there is no intent, expressed or implied, that ‘accreditation’ indicates or in any way conveys ‘CLEET approval’ of such concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices, unless such approval is explicitly stated by CLEET.

Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training


Relias Learning is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. This course Pistol on Patrol Tactics 1.0, 10397-0135 has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit. Peace officers who successfully complete this course will receive 1.00 hours of continuing education.

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Indiana Law Enforcement Academy


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-PPT
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
Learning Objectives:
Recall the history of policing, and its relation to the pistol.
Recognize the various types of pistol commonly used by law enforcement.
Select the different pistol holsters and their retention levels, and the duty belt.
List the various steps in recovering from a handgun malfunction during a practice or critical shooting event.
Recall the Firearm Safety Rules.
Describe basic weapon retention techniques.
Select tactical recommendations for surviving a gun fight.

Introduction Brief History of Police and The Pistol The Pistol Holster Firearms Safety Rules Weapon Draw Firing the Pistol Recovering From Malfunctions Weapons Retention Ammunition Surviving a Gunfight Conclusion

Instructor: David Lee Salmon II, BS
David Lee Salmon has a BS in Criminal Justice from San Houston State University, Texas. David's background includes being a Law Enforcement and Jail Risk Manager, as well as having served in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence. He currently is the OSS Academy Training Coordinator, based in Texas, providing Law Enforcement and Corrections staff with online training. David also serves as the Vice-President of the OSS Law Enforcement Advisors, which provides risk management services, expert witness services, training programs, and law enforcement management tools. Disclosure: David Lee Salmon II, BS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Correctional Officers; Entry level Law Enforcement; in the following settings: Adult Corrections, Juvenile Corrections.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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