October 10, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Today, Mayor Richard J. Berry and NRA President David Keene, met to finalize the extension for the annual police shooting championships in Albuquerque. The National Police Shooting Championships will be held at the NPSC Police Pistol Combat ranges at Shooting Range Park. The competition is open to any eligible law enforcement member from around the world.
"We are very excited to be able to extend this partnership between the City and the NRA," said Mayor Berry. "This event brings in hundreds of participants from law enforcement agencies throughout the North America and the world. Hotel rooms are filled, and participants eat and shop locally while they are here. This is a testament to our facility and our great tournament staff who go out of their way to insure that competitors have a quality experience at this event."
The four day competition features individual and team tactical events.
"Our relationship with Mayor Berry and the City of Albuquerque has been so successful we have extended our NPSC contract 5 years rather than the standard 2 years," said David Keene NRA President. "The competition attracts over 500 competitors from around the world and we expect that number to continue to grow over the coming years."
The City of Albuquerque Open Space Division provides and manages this publicly operated shooting range to promote the safe use of firearms in our community and through the state. The Shooting Range Park provides an alternative to illegal firearm practice on our mesas, open spaces, and vacant areas.
The Shooting Range Park is a premiere shooting facility located conveniently west of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Park provides a safe environment for shooters of all ages to practice and learn the skills of using a firearm. Highly trained range staff is on-hand at all times to insure the safety of shooters.