The NRA Law Enforcement Division will be returning to the Extreme Tactics & Training Solutions facilities in Waxahachie, TX, to conduct the Texas Multi-State Regional Tactical Police Competition on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec 1.
Known by the initials TPC, the NRA’s Tactical Police Competition program was created to provide law enforcement agencies and their officers a cost effective way to expand their training opportunities in preparation for today’s challenging environment where officers must make split-second lifesaving decisions when dealing with violent situations in order to protect the communities they serve, the NRA says.
Officers need additional practice time, live-fire exercises and challenges under stress to hone their skills and receive additional experience in handling and deploying duty firearms and equipment. This competition-based training program allows law enforcement officers to participate in scenario-based training for situations when there is no alternative to using force due to an offender’s violent and non-compliant actions, the NRA says.
During the daylong event, participants run through six separate training courses, with each course designed to assess specific law enforcement areas. Skill Based Courses challenge the officer’s skills in handling, accuracy and overall proficiency under set conditions. Scenario Based Courses place the officer in hypothetical law enforcement encounters such as robberies, active shooter calls, home invasions and incidents where significant numbers of innocent bystanders are present. The officer must then decide how to navigate the course and solve the challenges presented according to their own tactics and skill levels while meeting professional and legal protocols.
Established in 1960 by the NRA to provide direct support to the nation’s law enforcement community, the NRA Law Enforcement Division administers the TPC program and many others—including law enforcement firearm instructor development schools and competition-based programs such as the Tactical Police Competition program, Police Pistol Combat program and the National Police Shooting Championships.
Support for this event and the NRA Law Enforcement Division is provided by major supporting sponsors, including DeSantis, Gargoyle Eyewear, Glock USA, Kahr Firearms Group, Mossberg, Nine Line Apparel, Odor Crusher, Present Arms, Smith & Wesson, Remington, Rocky Brands, Ruger and Tru-Spec.
To learn more about the NRA Law Enforcement Division and NRA Law Enforcement Competitions, visit le.nra.org.