Law and Criminology students visit police firearms training centre

On Wednesday 7th December 2011, Professor Suzannah Linton, Chair of International Law at Bangor Law Professor Suzannah Linton with Bangor Law and Criminology students at the North Wales Police Firearms Training CentreProfessor Suzannah Linton with Bangor Law and Criminology students at the North Wales Police Firearms Training CentreSchool, led a group of Law and Criminology students on a successful field trip to the North Wales Police Firearms Training Centre. The students were introduced to the training of police in use of force and firearms, and then had a fascinating tour of the specially constructed training site. They were fortunate also to have an exciting two hour briefing by two Specialist Firearms Officers. The briefing covered issues such as the legal regime on use of force and firearms, basic police tactics, human rights in modern policing, weapons use to match threat assessments, and the importance of specialised training. The students were also able to examine an Armed Response Vehicle, and discussed its use in policing activities. The discussions covered scenarios such as hostage rescue, armed robberies and terrorist attacks.

Bangor Law School is very grateful to Sergeant Paul Joyce for organising the visit, and to Sergeant Mick Jones for hosting the delegation on this exciting and very informative trip.

Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of North Wales Police.

Publication date: 5 January 2012