- December 15, 2015

APD Begins Retraining Officers On Handling People With Guns


A scene from the old west returns to Texas in a few more weeks. Come January 1st it will be perfectly legal to openly carry a hand gun. In anticipation of that law taking effect – Austin police have started a training program on how to react.

Learning when to use lethal force is part of the basic curriculum for new police cadets. How to hit a target at APD’s police academy – wasn’t in the lesson plan Monday for 44 cadets. They were hitting the books.