Course Abstract Details

LEA-103, Police Arsenal and Procedures

Credits: 3

Course Description

LEA-103, Police Arsenal and Procedures, will enable recruits to focus on weaponry and specifically the handgun, ASP baton, OD (Oleoresin Capsicum) Spray and other lethal and non-lethal weapons. The proper care, maintenance, and the use of the various weapons are highlighted. Each student will be required to demonstrate their proficiency with the various issued weapons. This course is only available though a police academy and only available to police recruits. Fifteen hours of classroom lecture and sixty hours of lab experience. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to: Students must demonstrate proficiency in MPTC objectives in the use of firearms. Students must demonstrate proficiency in MPTC objectives in the use of the ASP Baton. Students must demonstrate proficiency in the use, first aid treatment, and legal considerations in MPTC objectives in the use of O.C. (oleoresin capsicum) spray.

Course Requirements and Grading Procedures

70% Student must pass minimum standards established by the Maryland Police Training Commission for each weapon issued by the police agency.

30% Student must pass classroom exam.

MPCTC Objectives

ASP BATON Objective 191 Identify the danger areas of the body that are most vulnerable to physical attack. Objective 195 Identify the vital points and bone edges that constitute "target" areas for an approved impact weapon. Objective 196 Identify the vital points of the body that are susceptible to lethal approved impact weapons. Objective 201 Demonstrate the departmental approved impact weapons techniques to be used in subduing an aggressive subject, using proper footwork, coordination, and without losing body balance. Objective 433 Identify the danger areas of the body that are most vulnerable to potentially fatal attacks. FIREARMS Objective 162 Identify mental, emotional and physical preparation needed for eventuality of a possible shooting situation. Objective 166 Demonstrate proper cleaning of the officer's handgun and shotgun, if applicable. Objective 167 Demonstrate safely loading and unloading of a handgun and shotgun, if applicable. Objective 168 Demonstrate safely drawing and holstering a weapon. Objective 169 Demonstrate safely placing and removing a shotgun from a vehicle storage mechanism, if applicable. Objective 170 Demonstrate safe and proper handling of handgun during weapons instruction. Objective 171 Demonstrate safe and proper techniques for holding and carrying a shotgun, if applicable. Objective 172 Identify the methods of making a handgun safe when not being carried on the person, such as unloading and storing ammo. in separate locations and securing the handgun out of reach. Objective 173 Identify the principles of good marksmanship such as stance, grip, breathe control, trigger control and follow through. Objective 174 Demonstrate proper stance for handgun shooting positions including point shoulder, crouch, prone and kneeling. Objective 175 Demonstrate proper techniques for shooting the shotgun, if applicable, from the standing, kneeling and hip positions. Objective 178 Given a daylight range course or courses established or approved by the police training commission, the student shall fire with the approved weapon that is carried on or off duty and shall meet the previously established standards of proficiency. Objective 179 Given a reduced light range course or courses established or approved by the police training commission, the student shall fire with the approved weapon that is carried on or off duty and shall meet the previously established standards of proficiency. O.C. SPRAY Objective 187 Identify the legal considerations in using a chemical agent. Objective 188 Demonstrate proper use of chemical agents available to the police officer, i.e., smoke, CN, mace and /or O.C. spray. Objective 189 Identify the proper first-aid treatment for chemical agent exposures to the yes, skin and clothing. Objective 431 Identify the moral considerations in using chemical agents. Objective 432 Identify the practical considerations in using chemical agents.

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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