PEARL, Miss. -(Ammoland.com)- The Mississippi Highway Patrol/Mississippi Department of Public Safety and the National Rifle Association have announced that it will host the 2019 NRA National Police Shooting Championships at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer’s Training Academy in Pearl, Mississippi, September 23-25, 2019.
A shooting tradition since 1962, the NPSC is open to public and private law enforcement officers and select law enforcement members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The three-day event attracts hundreds of law enforcement professionals representing local, state and federal agencies from the United States and across the globe, uniting them to test their marksmanship skills in an exciting, challenging competition.
“The NRA’s National Police Shooting Championships is pleased to announce our return to Mississippi this year,” said NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre. “We believe that competition is a direct extension of training, and this competitive event allows us to further assist the law enforcement professionals who dedicate their lives to ensuring our safety. We proudly welcome law enforcement officers from across the country and around the world to join us again in Pearl for this challenging tradition.”
“Mississippi is proud to host the 2019 NRA National Police Shooting Championships and excited to show what our great state has to offer to the hundreds of law enforcement officers that will be in the Magnolia State,” Gov. Bryant said. “These men and women put their lives on the line each day to protect and serve and are the best marksmen from around the country. We look forward to a wonderful event.”
The Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy (MLEOTA) sits on 243 acres in Rankin County, Miss., and has the range facilities equal to