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Swedish police trainees shoot poorly

Published tisdag 9 juli 2013 kl 15.54
Photo: Bertil Ericson/Scanpix

Swedish police trainees perform substantially worse in shooting tests compared to their counterparts in the US and Canada, according to a report read by the Dagens Nyheter newspaper.

The Swedish National Police Academy says however that results are satisfactory.

The shooting tests at the FBI in the US and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are both considered more difficult than the Swedish one. Despite this, students on the other side of the Atlantic outperform the Swedes.

Around 95 percent of the trainees at the FBI and RCMP pass their shooting tests. In Sweden the corresponding number is 60-70 percent.

Jan Fredriksson at the National Police Academy thinks the US and Canadian trainees may get better results because they are allowed to fire more shots. He is pleased with the Swedish police gunnery drill as it looks today.

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