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."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.
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 officers, deputies and other law enforcement members 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.
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.
Support for this event and the NRA Law Enforcement Division is graciously provided by major supporting sponsors 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, visitle.nra.org.