Goran Vučković, Milivoj Dopsaj, Bojan Mitrović, Radivoje Janković, Raša Dimitrijević, Saša Mijalković

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Using a handgun is the one of the specialized physical abilities for police officers and it is an important part of the training programs in the Republic of Serbia police educational system. The constant monitoring of the achieved results is required. It is related both to the aspect of qualification for handling the pistol and to the aspect of improvement of training through reduction of the number of bullets and time necessary for planned programs. The aim of the study was to define the most efficient and most rational shooting training program which would enable improvement in the basic training for pistol handling. The sample consisted of 447 male students of the Academy of Criminalistic and Police Studies aged 19 to 22, divided into 7 groups, with each group following a different programme. All data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and ANOVA method, while for the determination of partial difference between pairs of variables, the post hoc test with the application of Scheffe criterion was used. The results showed that there is a statistically significant difference in shooting accuracy among the groups (F = 28.840, p = 0.000). Based on these results, there can be a reduction of costs of the existing training in the sense of the number of bullets and the time for training.  Also, the data from this research could help in the implementation of a programme which would ensure that the efficiency of shooting is t the desired level.


shooting, pistol, police, training

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