The Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) is conducting a firearms training today, May 25, at the temporary Firearms Range at the back of Ngardmau Police Substation.

BPS Director Alloysius Alonz said in an interview with Island Times yesterday that this was the continuation of the classroom training yesterday where the participants were taught about how to properly use firearms especially on the aspect of safety.

Ten participants comprised of six newly recruited police officers and four court marshals are being trained on proper firearms usage and safety by Certified Firearm Instructor Lt. Commander Emerson Nobuo.

According to Alonz, a few other cops will be joining in the training just to test their skills.

The training is part of the minimum qualification for the newly hired cops, according to Alonz.

The marshals tagged along with them for the training because they can’t have their own training but they are providing their own ammunitions for the activity, Alonz explained.

After the training, participants who will at least get a mark of 85% will be given a certification.

The BPS also asked the cooperation of the public by urging them to clear the area while the police officers undergo training from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today to ensure safety. (Rhealyn C. Pojas/Reporter)