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2022 News Archives


November, 2022

Low Light Firearm Training

The Delhi Police Training Division (DPTD) recently completed three nights of specialized firearms training for law enforcement, security and civilians. The classes were held at the Capt. James Small Firearms Training Facility, in Delhi.

Because approximately 65% of officer involved shooting occur in low light conditions, the purpose of this training was to replicate those conditions. The class ran from 5 pm to 9 pm each evening and included a standard qualifications course of fire using flashlights,a moving response drill with up/down targets, a lateral moving drill with assailant/non-assailant targets, and moving decision making drills through the mock “shoot house”.

Officers from the following agencies attended this training: Delhi Police, Cairo Police, Dolgeville Police, Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, Suffolk County Park Rangers, Nassau County Fire Marshalls, SUNY Oneonta Police, Mallinckrodt Security, Bassett Hospital Security, Walton Police and Windham Police.Instructors were provided by the Delhi Police Training Unit.

September, 2022

Range Awarded ARPA Grant


Jim Baxter masonry recently poured the concrete pad for our new Covered shooting area we are building from the ARPA grant funding. This will allow us to shoot in all kinds of inclement weather conditions.


June, 2022

Firearms Instructor Course


NYS Firearms Instructor Course, June 2022, Delhi, N.Y.  Two weeks of intensive firearms training to earn certification as a NYS firearms instructor. 12 started the class, 11 met the requirements to become instructors.

Officer Thomas Parquez was awarded the top honor for the class receiving the Constable Richard R. Kelly Memorial Award for excellence in firearms training.


Next year's class will begin June 5th, 2023.


June 13th & 14th, 2022

Patrol Rifle Operator


10 Officers from various agencies completed the NYS DCJS Patrol Rifle Operator certification course, in Delhi, N.Y.  All officers completed the classroom portion and passed the NYS standard 40 round qualifications course of fire, 100 yds and in.

May 25th & June 3rd, 2022

Range Safety Officer (RSO) Training


Course Goal


To develop certified Range Safety Officers who possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential to promoting safe firearms instruction and training, including organizing, conducting and supervising a live fire range session.


​Course Lessons

  1. Define Role of the Range Safety Officer

  2. Explain the purpose and importance of range standard operating procedures.

  3. List the steps in inspecting a range prior to live fire.

  4. Conduct a range safety briefing.

  5. List the steps of emergency procedures.

  6. How to safely take a malfunctioning gun from a student.

  7. Show how to safely unload a gun and how to correct stoppages.

  8. List range commands used during a live fire session.

  9. Explain proper methods to handle a safety violation in a live fire session.

  10. List the Basic Rules of Firearms Safety


Certification Requirements

  • 21 years or older to take the class

  • Attend the entire course

  • Take part in discussions and practical exercises

  • Demonstrate the ability to properly conduct and supervise a live fire range session.

  • Pass an examination with a score of 80% or higher

January 2022

Field Training Officer Course

The Delhi Police Training Division recently concluded its first training class of 2022. Twelve officers successfully completed the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services Field Training Officer course, in Delhi, N.Y.

This class ensures that new recruits receive standardized field training after completing the basic course for police officer.


Photo, left to right:

Capt. James Small, Instructor, Craig Maret OMH Police, Jason Parker OMH Police, Alex Ellers, OMH Police, Vince Cavalerri, Cooperstown Police, Rich Bell, Colchester Police, 

Tor Tryland, Windham Police, Kevin Doig, Walton Police, Rich Pagillo, Delhi Police, Tiffany Crosier, Woodstock Police, Sgt. Brian Davis, Instructor

Kneeling- Justin Mohr, Delhi Police, Matt Vogel, Sidney Police, Tom Parquez, Windham Police.Keith Evans, NYRA Police.

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