Reader poll: 78% carry off duty most of the time
Training for concealed and off-duty carry is just as important as on-duty firearms training
This information comes from a recent Police1 poll. Polls are updated on the P1 homepage twice a month and open to all P1 readers. Make your voice heard HERE in our latest poll.
This month, we asked our readers two questions relating to off-duty carry. Here are the results:
It should come as no surprise that the majority of our readership who participated in the poll carry off duty most of the time.
Interestingly, in a separate poll, most readers said they do not receive any type of off-duty carry training from their agencies. But there are a number of things – from departmental policies to LEOSA considerations – that make training for concealed and off-duty carry just as important as on-duty firearms training.
Check out the following articles to learn more:
- Doing double duty: What features to look for in the perfect on/off-duty handgun
- 10 firearms training drills for off-duty carry
- What your department’s off duty/concealed carry training program should include
- Off-duty carry: Warriors in guardian clothing
- What the LEOSA Reform Act might mean for active and retired officers
- Armed response in plainclothes: 3 safety tips for when police arrive
- Carrying your weapon off duty
How do you train for off-duty carry? Would you like your agency to offer training? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and share your thoughts in the comments section, and don’t forget to weigh in on our latest poll.