When I took my PAL course, the teacher remarked that policemen are regularly outshot by civvies in shooting competition. A lot of police work is paperwork. While there are highly trained special officers with very strong shooting skills, it seems that the majority of police are able to handle a firearm safely, but aren't exactly expert shooters.
Perhaps it's a function of not having to actually fire in the field very often which might speak well of society in general. If officers were regularly outshot or regularly shot bystanders a much greater emphasis might be placed on situational training.
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