— In August, sources tell Target 11 that as many as 100 of the approximately 830 Pittsburgh police officers couldn’t pass the state’s new firearms recertification test.
The municipal officers’ education and training commission changed the scoring this year, making it more difficult, according to some officers.
Officers must complete a short course and a long course. They shoot from distances as far as 75 feet and as close as three feet. They are also required to shoot while standing and while kneeling, and they must fire each round in a certain amount of time.
Sources tell Target 11 they don’t believe any officers will be fired over this.
Officers will go through retraining until they’re able to pass the test.
The city declined to release any numbers, and said we would have to file a right-to-know request, which 11 News has done.