BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1, 2019 RETIREES CAN ONLY QUALIFY
AT 11 AM AT THE OUTDOOR PISTOL RANGE
RETIREE ANNUAL FIREARM QUALIFICATION CHANGES
Due to remodeling and updating of HPD’s two pistol ranges, Retired HPD officers are the ONLY people (except cadets) who can qualify at the HPD Academy Range between January 1, 2019 and April 1, 2019. Retirees can ONLY shoot the line at 11:00am MONDAY through FRIDAY. The first (1st)Tuesday of each month the range is closed for maintenance!
Retirees still must fill out and send in a qualification application form. To get it go to the HPROA website. On the left side of the screen click on “Firearm Carry Renewal”. That will take you to the HPOU website. Scroll down to the “Handgun and Retired ID Renewal” Section. Open it and print out the form. Fill out the form and mail it to the address on the form. As in the past you will be contacted by range personnel when you have been approved to shoot. No sign up or reservations. Just show up.
The Retiree Office is currently still at the outdoor range. In the future it could be moving to the Driver Training building behind the indoor range. As of today, 1-14-2019, you need to check-in at the outdoor range then go to the indoor range to shoot. The plan, for the future, as of today, is to move the retiree office to the Driver Training building and have all retirees shoot at the indoor range.
All active officers, starting April 1, 2019, will be required to qualify four (4) times yearly and must wear their body armor while doing so. As of ”today” retirees are not required to wear a vest. If it becomes a requirement in the future the range is suppose to have vests for us to wear.
If you are going to qualify with an automatic you need to bring two (2) clips. If you will shoot a revolver and have speed loaders bring them.
HPD is in the process of building a “Tactical Village” at the outdoor range. There is a lot of mud and construction equipment because of this. Range personnel told me there has been several close calls between construction vehicles and officers cars at the outdoor range. They advise caution driving there.
HPD range personnel told me changes to their procedures can and do change often. They advise you call either Officer Cromwell or Marshall at 832-394-2505 before going to the range.
HPROA - President