The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has partnered with Law Officer magazine to present a quality education program for law enforcement professionals at the 2014 SHOT Show.
The SHOT Show will take place Jan. 14-17 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. The largest trade show of its kind in the world, the SHOT Show is owned and sponsored by NSSF, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, and is produced and managed by ConvExx.
“The law enforcement area of the show has been growing incredibly, attracting more law enforcement exhibitors. In order to attract more LE personnel to the show, we added classes so there would be a great educational component for them,” said Debbie Murray, conference director at Law Officer. “It’s also justification for their agencies to send them to the event, because the program provides very practical training for them that they may not be able to get – for free – in their local area.”
The Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) will offer seminars by experts in the field during the first three days of the SHOT Show. Seminar topics include:
- The Tactical Patrol Officer
- Low Light Training: The advantage of using weapon lights, lasers and handheld lights with handguns and long guns
- Tactical Deployment with High Output Illumination Tools
- Law Enforcement State of the Art Aiming Systems
- Response Planning for Critical Incidents
- Recruiting and Retaining Today’s Tactical Officer
- Enhanced Carbine of the Future
- Lessons Learned on Building and Operating a Gun Range
Sessions are free to law enforcement professionals with their SHOT Show registration. Attendees will also receive a certificate of attendance.
“We tend to max out the classes every year. Popular classes include low-light training, decreasing line-of-duty deaths, and anything tactical. At the end of the classes, people keep coming up to you to thank you for the educational content,” Murray said. “They say, ‘We really need this, our budgets are so tight,’ so having it free and having it at the show just works really well for them.”
In addition to NSSF and Law Officer magazine, LEEP sponsors are National Tactical Officers Association, Streamlight, Combined Tactical Systems, Meggitt Training Systems, Trijicon, Below 100, CTS, SIGSauer, US Night Vision, XS Sight Systems, Heckler & Koch, and Surefire. For more information about LEEP and a full description of the seminars, visit shotshow.org/education.
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