2017-02-16 / News Briefs

Aiming for a Police Career


A Newport Rifle Club volunteer (right) coaches one of the nine members of the Police Explorers on firearms safety and marksmanship at the club’s indoor range recently. A Newport Rifle Club volunteer (right) coaches one of the nine members of the Police Explorers on firearms safety and marksmanship at the club’s indoor range recently. For the second year, the Newport Rifle Club has provided free firearms safety and marksmanship training to members of the Police Explorers.

Newport Police Sgt. Gregory Belcher started Police Explorers for boys and girls, ages 14 to 20, who are interested in law enforcement as a possible career.

For information about the Police Explorers, a non-scouting subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America, contact Sgt. Belcher, gbelcher@cityofnewport.com.

Another program offered by the rifle club is for beginning youth. Boys and girls, ages 8 -16 interested in learning to shoot safely and accurately can stop by the Newport Rifle Club the second and third Fridays of every month beginning at 7 p.m., 360 Wyatt Road, Middletown, for free training.

Newport Rifle Club also offers a variety of firearms courses for men and women 21 and older, including basic pistol for those with little or no experience with firearms. Several basic pistol classes a year are for women only. For more information about classes, visit newportrifleclub.org.

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