FIREARMS TRAINING UNIT
OFFICER SAM HUSTON, RANGE MASTER
770-477-3633


The Clayton County Police Department Firing Range was moved to southern Clayton County in the city of Lovejoy, Georgia in 1996 and is currently being used by the Clayton County Police Department, Clayton County Sheriff's Department, Clayton County Regional Law Enforcement Academy, Clayton County District Attorney's Office and the Clayton County Correctional Institute. The Firing Range is located adjacent to the Clayton County Police Department Emergency Vehicle Operation Course.

Firearms training is a critical part of a law enforcement officers career and safety on the firing range is of utmost concern. Range Master Michael Ward keeps officers firearms skills sharp by developing new and innovative courses for officers to complete during semi-annual qualifications. Officers who wish to further develop their firearms skills are given numerous opportunities throughout the year to practice on the range during Range Training dates.

The Firearms Training Unit also provides training on the Police Department's Firearms Training System (F.A.T.S.). The Firearms Training System is a computer simulated course which places the officer in a real time simulation where observation skills, voice commands and reaction times are essential to the outcome of the scenario. Instructors operating the system create 'real world' computer scenarios involving potential hostage situations and armed gunmen among other things to test the officer's thinking abilities and reaction time.

2010 CLAYTON COUNTY GEORGIA POLICE DEPARTMENT
7911 N. MCDONOUGH STREET, JONESBORO GEORGIA 30236
(770) 477-3747
EMAIL: webmaster@claytonpolice.com