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 National Police Shooting Championships (NPSC) are open to law enforcement members from public and private sector agencies and military police members of the U.S. military. No pre-qualifying competitions, scores, or NPSC invitations are required to register, and new shooters are welcomed. Officers will compete against others of the same skill level using the NRA Police Pistol Combat Classification system.
NPSC 2023 will be conducted by the Mississippi Highway Patrol Pistol Team at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy in Pearl, Mississippi. The Championships will have the NPSC Postal component again this year, with NPSC Pearl being the National Record and Championship location.
The Championships will run from Monday, September 18 through Wednesday, September 20. Zeroing / Practice Day will be on Sunday, September 17.
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.