NSW Police are currently undergoing a national active arms offender training program. Photo: Stock imageOFFICERS in the Mid North Coast local area command are currently undergoing a national active arm offender training.
Benefits include an increase in weapons handling training as well as first aid training and team tactics, among others aspects.
It will ensure that all officers are trained to a national level, equipped both mentally and physically to handle any situation.
Sergeant Peter Dawson is one of the senior instructors of the program, which is undertaken in Coffs Harbour and Grafton, said the benefit is to enhance the training of all police.
“Our training has evolved and it is a fairly intensive four day course,” he said.
“They train in various tactics and officer survival. They are presented with different scenarios and problem solving situations where they need to put the new tactics in place.”
Sgt Dawson said the training is in response to the changing law enforcement landscape throughout the world.
“We have to keep up with the latest tactics and training methods to deal with emerging threats, which only benefits all of the communities that our officers work in,” he said.
Inspector Paul Fehon believes the increase in terrorism level across Australia has warranted the training.
Insp Fehon does not want violence in the community, but said unfortunately there are a small minority that do the wrong thing.
“At times as we have seen from overseas events and our own tragic events at our headquarters in Sydney with Curtis Chang, we are targets at times,” he said.
“We have had a situation with the shooting death of a person at Bonville after a domestic situation.
“We also had an incident over the weekend of December 10 and 11 in the Nambucca area where a firearm was produced from a vehicle.
“That tells me very clearly that we need this training, and our officers will have a better response and more confidence if they are confronted by that level of violence anywhere on the Mid North Coast.”
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