Several times a year the Evans County Sheriff’s Office conducts specialized training and qualifying in firearm deployment, use, and proficiency.  All Evans County Law Enforcement Officers must qualify with their firearms at the state minimum each year, the Sheriff’s office requires more training and specialized use qualifications.  Monday November 10, the Sheriff and Deputies gathered for not only handgun and shotgun proficiency testing, but also some night safety and deployment training.

The officers were scored on their ability to safely maneuver in complete darkness in acquiring and qualifying a target, shooting in darkness with others present and the use of lights, while shooting.  To add to the intensity, the officers were required to maintain a passing score even when added distractions were enforced, such as blinding patrol lights etc.