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§149-2-10. Annual In-Service Training and Firearms Qualifications


10.2. It is the responsibility of each law enforcement agency to require, at a minimum, semi-annual firearms qualifications of all active members, one of which will be a low light firing for qualification. All qualifications shall be separated by a minimum period of three (3) months.

10.2.a. Each handgun qualification shall :

10.2.a.1 Be with the individual’s unmodified primary service handgun ;

10.2.a.2 Be on a course of fire requiring a minimum of thirty two (32) rounds ;

10.2.a.3 Range from a distance of no less than three yards to a minimum of fifteen yards with the number of rounds to be fired at each distance and whether dominant hand or non-dominant hand assisted or unassisted to be set and published by the Subcommittee ;

10.2.a.4 Be on a target.with a scoring area no larger than 468 square inches ;

10.2.a.5 Be conducted by a subcommittee approved firearms officer or firearms instructor ;

10.2.b. The required course of fire in Subdivision 10.2.a.3. established by the Subcommittee will be available for review from the Subcommittee and will be posted on the website of the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services on the page supporting the Subcommittee.

10.2.c. The minimum passing score for qualification shall be seventy-five percent (75%)

10.2.c.1 The qualification scores for each officer shall be submitted to the Subcommittee by the employing agency. Any law enforcement agency failing to report firearms qualification shall be listed in the annual report of Law Enforcement Professional Standards filed with the WV Legislature.

10.2.d. The guidelines listed in 10.2a and 10.2.c shall be considered minimum standards and do not prohibit any law enforcement agency from establishing more stringent qualification standards as an agency policy.

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