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Xavier Becerra ~ Attorney General

Firearms Safety

Firearms Safety

Class Code
Subject Area
E- Firearms and Impression Evidence Program
Class Description 

This three-day (24-hour) course will provide students with knowledge of basic firearm terminology, construction, and operation as well as first-hand experience in safely loading, test-firing, and unloading a variety of firearms. The firearms included are the ones commonly found in criminal cases: revolvers, pistols, rifles, shotguns, and automatic firearms. The primary focus is the safe operation and handling of firearms, ammunition. This course is intended for laboratory technicians, latent print examiners, criminalists, or crime scene specialists from law enforcement agencies who must handle evidence firearms in the course of their duties. Each class is limited to 20 students.



Instructor BFS Instructors
Teaching Methods
Classroom lecture, handling, and range firing of more than 25 different firearms
Students will be able to collect firearms evidence safely. Students will be able to safely load and unload a wide variety of firearms action types
Pre-course reading material may be assigned
Materials Fee
Tuition No cost to POST supported or State of California based Law Enforcement agencies. A 360.00 tuition fee will be required of all other public agency, private sector, or out-of-state applicants.
Course Contact
Mike Giusto (916) 695-1800, (916) 695-1805

Location Start Date

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If no classes are scheduled, you’ll be placed on a list that expresses your desire to attend this course.