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2021 News Archives


December 27th, 2021

End of Year Report

2021 was a good year for the Delhi Police Training Division, despite COVID issues and the ammo shortage. Thanks to many of our club members and police officers, a lot of work was completed on the classroom. One of our goals for 2022 is to work with SUNY Delhi's carpentry program to finish the interior and start a covered outdoor shooting area, so shooting can still be done in inclement weather.


We tested over 50 officers with the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) program. Many NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) police training courses were hosted, including three instructor development classes, firearms instructor, tactical shotgun, verbal de-escalation, patrol rifle, and many others. We have had officers from over 166 agencies attend classes in Delhi.


We saw increased membership in both our men's and women's shooting clubs, as well.


Thanks to all our partners for their support. We look forward to working with all those who support our training program in 2022 and welcome new participants into our classes and clubs.

November 9th & 10th, 2021

Reduced Light Firearms Training

The Delhi Police Training Division recently held its annual reduced light firearms training at the range, November 9th and 10th, 2021. Statistically, 67% of officer involved shootings occur in low light situations.


Training officers in realistic situations involving de-escalation techniques and prompt decision making is an integral part of our comprehensive law enforcement firearms training program.

October 7, 2021

Reality Based Training

The Delhi Police Training Division held a one day Reality Based Training (RBT) practical class on Thursday, October 7, at the Charles D. Cook Fire Training Center in Hamden.


The purpose of this class is to place responding officers in realistic situations that they encounter on a regular basis while on duty. 

Live role players act as victims, suspects and innocent bystanders. Only non-lethal training ammunition firearms are used and safety is the number one priority. All individuals involved wear heavy clothing and protective helmets/face masks.


Instructors stress oral communication skills and verbal de-escalation techniques to respond to all the scenarios, with physical force and/or deadly physical force as a last resort.


Agencies from all over NYS attended. Lead instructors were Sgt. Brian Davis, Off. Logan Wood, Off. Zach Finch and Off. Justin Mohr. Thanks is given to the American Medical Rescue (AMR) ambulance for taking part in this training.

August 13, 2021

NYS-DCJS Firearms Instructor Course

Sgt. Chris Erwin, a deputy with the Delaware Co. Sheriff’s office, is seen going through a specialized course of fire during the recent NYS-DCJS Firearms Instructor Course held at the James Small Firing Range in Delhi. This course was a multi-faceted dynamic moving drill, with shoot-no shoot decision making situations, lateral moving targets, up-down threats and shooting from unconventional positions. It was a timed course with magazine exchanges required, and working through malfunctions caused by dummy rounds.

Overall scoring was based on time, number of hits per shots fired, not hitting any “good guys”, proper use of cover and sound, fundamental tactics.

Sgt. Erwin took top gun honors during this exercise. 

August 13, 2021

NYS Instructor Development Course

The Delhi Police Dept. Training Division, in cooperation with the NYS Mental Health Police, recently completed the NYS Instructor Development Course. The class was held at the Public Safety Building, August 8th thru August 13th. Nine students successfully completed the class and are now NYS certified General Topics Police Instructors.

The class was taught by Capt. James Small, Sgt. Alex Eller and Officer Joseph Galante.

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