This week also focused on the ultimate use of force for any police officer - the discharge of a firearm. Training in this area is essential for the split-second decision-making possibility an officer may face. Accuracy is not luck; it is a product of hard work and practice. Participants had a full lesson devoted to the application of techniques and intricacies of safe handling, trigger control and officer safety, as well as testing several Department weapons. The instructors for this lesson were Commander Vince Utter, Officer Rebecca Foy and Officer Dan Mead.