The Firearms Officers provide firearms training, along with Defensive Tactics training, to all members of the department. They develop training programs, and qualification courses and maintain training records. The Firearms Training Unit provided training to all Newport police officers. This program consists of:
Use of Force Policies
Handgun and Shotgun Training
PR-24 and ASP Baton Training
The department partners with the Kentucky League of Cities for the use of their Firearm Decision Making Skills (FATS) equipment to assist in our training.
Members of the Newport Citizens Police Academy were also given a period of instruction on firearms. They were then allowed to participate in practical exercises involving the FATS system, as well as live-fire exercises with the Glock 19 handgun and Remington 870 shotgun.
The Newport Police Department firing range is open to all officers in Northern Kentucky.