LE Myths and misconceptions

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  1. jks9199

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    I don't know if this is myths, misconceptions, true or not.

    But do police officers have to pay to buy a gun or bullets? Or does the police department give that to you? Going to the shooting range is free or not if you a cop.

    Do most police department pay part of the cost of martial arts training? Or only the first two years of martial arts training?
     
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    There's about 15,000 Police Departments in the United States. (ballpark) They have different budgets (from nothing to next to nothing), different resources, different rules, different personnel pools to draw from, different needs, different threats and different histories.

    Tough to define.
     
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    In UK weapons are issued, we do have armed sections of police and we have one rather good force is permanently armed. No force pays for martial arts training.
     
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    It depends on the agency. Some do require an officer to purchase their handgun; many issue them. Some provide ammo to practice on department ranges or commercial ranges, many do not. There's just a wide range of practices, based on department budget and what they've chosen to do over time.

    I'm not aware of any departments paying for martial arts training. You might get your agency to send you to an approved DT class, maybe even a special seminar somewhere, but it's liable to take some serious explaining and convincing unless DT training is part of your duties. Especially with tight budgets...
     
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    May be that thing in other counties than the US.

    An Aikido instructor go to the police station to teach new officers Aikido.

     
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    There are urban myths floating around that all the coppers here in Russia are drunk.

    Bollocks. Only half of them are.123
     
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