In 1992 the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office updated our Firearms Training Program to coincide with their successful Defensive Tactics Training Program. Our Firearms Training Program exceeds all standards and requirements as set forth by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.

Our firearms instructors are certified through advanced instructor courses obtained from such recognized organizations as; National Tactical Officers Association, California Association of Tactical Officers, Gunsite Training Center, Yavapai Firearms, Morrigan Firearms Consulting, and the National Rifle Association's Law Enforcement Training Program. The realms of expertise of our instructors include the use of semi-automatic and revolver type handguns, semi-automatic and automatic rifles, shotguns, and bolt action rifles.

Annual instruction include basic firearms training, range safety, legal update on use of force issues, low-lethal firearms, officer survival techniques, advanced firearms training, building searches, positional shooting, and SWAT tactics as well as conducting new deputy orientation, and conducting awareness lectures at the Citizen's Academy.