By Lars Dalseide | March 11 2012 11:35

More than 90 law enforcement officers compete at the Skip J Range

NRA Tactical Police Competition winners Eric Eckhardt and Marc Scroggins
Eric Eckhardt, on the left, and Marc Scroggins, on the right, pose with NRA Law Enforcement Competitions Manager Marc Lipp after winning their divisions at NRA's South Carolina Tactical Police Competition.

Anderson, South Carolina - After a full day of pistols, rifles and shotguns at the Skip J Range, Marc Scroggins and Eric Eckhardt won their respective divisions at NRA's South Carolina Tactical Police Competition in Anderson. Seven courses that test the skills of law enforcement officers and military personnel, Tactical Police Competitions (TPC) place competitors in real-life situations that test their mobility, accuracy and decision making process.

"We had a great bunch of men and women come out for the match today," said NRA Law Enforcement Division's Competitions Manager Marc Lipp. "Not everyone walked away with a trophy here today, but do go home with something else that's even more important. They go home with training that will help them on the streets. The stress and anxiety they feel in our competitions are about the closest thing to the real life scenarios that they'll experience in the field."

Tactical Police Competitions provides officers with well needed additional practice time, live fire exercises, and challenges that hone their skills and gain additional experience in the handling and deploying of duty firearms. With six more TPCs on NRA's calendar this year, there's always the chance that you'll be able to benefit from this style of training too. All you have to do try.

Here are the top 5 finishers in the Patrol and Tactical Division:

2012 South Carolina TPC Patrol Division
Marc Scroggins Omnisec Int. 252.66
2 Jack Ragsdale Tampa PD 258.79  
3 Kevin Cates Durham PD 260.18
4 Dave Blinkley Omnisec Int. 262.99
5 Joseph Burnette Dorchester Co. Sherrif's 294.80

2012 South Carolina TPC Tactical Division
Eric Eckhardt US Army 3rd SFG 245.02
2 T.K. Martindill US Army 279.46
3 Eric Spalding DHS / ICE 279.47
4 Chris Wiesemann Durham PD 291.40
5 Chris Hutchins Cleveland Co. Sheriff's 300.92

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