So far, 54 personnel underwent training
Coimbatore: The city police have launched firing practice for police personnel in a phased manner.
The exercise is aimed at refreshing and fine-tuning the firing skills of the police personnel, especially in the ranks of Sub-Inspectors, Inspectors of Police and Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) who would be on night patrol and crime prevention duties, City Police Commissioner C.K. Gandhirajan said.
Mr. Gandhirajan said that with the permission of the Additional Director-General of Police (Law and Order), K. Vijay Kumar, already motorcycle patrol and crime prevention team personnel on two-wheelers numbering 60 were imparted training in firing skills at the Special Task Force (STF) office grounds. Now, the focus is on officers in the rank of Sub-Inspectors and Inspectors besides ACPs to train them on firing skills. The training for the ACPs was part of the annual shooting practice.
The night rounds officers on jeeps and motorcycles were being trained in precise aiming at the target.
The officers were given seven rounds of ammunition each to open fire at the target using a nine mm pistol. The City Police got special sanction for ammunition to provide these personnel with two extra rounds to sharpen their skills. The training is being imparted by a team led by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Armed Reserve) M. Balakrishnan and Inspectors V. Chellam and M. Gajendran.
Mr. Gandhirajan inaugurated the training on Sunday. So far, 54 personnel, including 22 women police officers and personnel, were underwent training while another 50-odd would be trained in the next two days, Mr. Balakrishnan said.