Testing the police model for the handling and use of firearms against non-police subjects

Ivanovski, Jonche and Rajkovcevski, Rade (2015) Testing the police model for the handling and use of firearms against non-police subjects. International Journal of Police Science & Management, 17 (1). pp. 17-22. ISSN 1478-1603

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The use of firearms is an integral part of the police profession. The use of a gun, for example a standard firearm, imposes upon the user the need to know the relevant legal regulations (police authority), and requires professionalism and skills regarding its usage. This study, conducted over the period 2010–2012, gives results, conclusions and recommendations regarding the model for training police officers in the use of firearms (semi-automatic weapons). Students from three year groups at the Faculty of Security in Skopje (Former Police Academy) participated in the research. The results show correlations between knowledge of standard operative procedures for firearms usage and the methodological approach used during the firearms course. It is proved that, if the security measures and procedures that are part of the firearms course are taken into consideration, individuals with theoretical knowledge (students) can achieve good results in this course. This work hypothesises that additional shooting practice with more bullets may give better results, in other words, may improve efficiency.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Law
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Political science
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Security
Depositing User: Prof. Rade Rajkovchevski
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2020 20:16
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2022 12:07
URI: https://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/5478

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