As part of your initial training, you’ll have to successfully qualify as an Authorised Firearms Officer (AFO). At any one time 90% of officers on duty will be performing this role. Officers are trained to National Police Standards and are required to maintain this competency annually.
During your firearms module you’ll receive training in weapon handling, shooting skills, less lethal options and tactics. In scenario-based training, this will allow you to demonstrate critical decision-making in a pressured timeframe.
You will also have the opportunity to gain further firearms skills if you want to develop your career in a specialist post.