Rockville Centre Police officers recently received firearms training to upgrade their glock acumen and update their weapons certification during a course held at the Rockville Centre Recreation Center.
The course, led by employees of Glock Professional, taught sworn law enforcement members how to repair and maintain glock firearms.
Police Officer Paul Pope, the senior firearms instructor for the Rockville Centre Police Department, under the direction of Rockville Centre Police Commissioner Charles A. Gennario, hosted the one-day Glock pistol armorer course at the John Anderson Recreation Center in the end of July.
Police officers from the RVC PD, Nassau County Department, NYC Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies attended the program, and all attendees passed the course, receiving a three-year certification to repair Glock firearms.
The course re-certified some of the Rockville Centre Police Department’s pistol armorers, who maintain and repair the entire departments’ duty and off-duty pistols under the supervision of Lt. Kenneth Schaefer.
The members of the RVC PD currently carry Glock 21SF handguns chambered in .45 caliber. They were acquired in 2011 when the department switched over from 9mm Glock handguns. The department has maintained its own weapons since the 1980s.
This information was submitted to Rockville Centre Patch by RVC Police Officer Paul Pope.