The NRA’s support for law enforcement dates back to 1916. In 1960 the NRA Law Enforcement Division was formed to provide the law enforcement community with a means of certifying firearm instructors. To further encourage law enforcement officers to gain more experience, training and time on the range using their duty firearms, the NRA created the Police Pistol Combat (PPC) competitions, Tactical Police competitions and the National Police Shooting Championships.
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Police Pistol Combat (PPC), hones an officers’ firearm accuracy skills that can save their life, or the lives of others, on the street. NRA’s Law Enforcement Competitions provides law enforcement officers with a competitive program geared to improve their skills and abilities. To participate in these events, you must meet NRA's eligibility requirements listed in Rule 2.4 of the Police Pistol Combat Rulebook.
While traditional firearm training and qualification courses are very important, we believe officers need additional range time, live-fire exercises, and challenges to hone their skills—that’s why the NRA Law Enforcement Division created the Tactical Police Competition as, Training Based Competition.
The tentative dates for NPSC 2023 are September 14-16, with the Mississippi Highway Patrol Pistol Team hosting the Magnolia Classic Regional on September 12-13. The National Police Shooting Championships (NPSC) is not an invitational event, it is open to public and private law enforcement and select members of the U.S. Military. You will compete against other officers of your same skill level.
The NRA Law Enforcement Division offers a complete police shooting program to police departments and law enforcement agencies to encourage patrol officers to gain more experience, training and time on the range using their duty firearms.