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Ammo order delayed for SPD

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Practice makes perfect, especially for lawmen.

But, there may be a dangerous shortage that could impact training, and, ultimately the skills of those hired to protect you and your family.

Many of the law enforcement agencies we spoke to say they're stocked up because they buy in bulk. But that doesn't mean the high demand won't be a problem for law enforcement in the future, especially of the demand continues at the current pace.

As long as agencies continue to train their officers, eventually they'll need to re-order.

"We do have an ammunition order placed, and based on what they're hearing from our supplier it is going to take longer than it normally takes," said Sgt. Bill Goodin with the Shreveport Police Department.

Sgt. Goodin stressed that training officers will continue to be a priority for the academy, but some minor changes have been made to address the delayed shipment. What's called "open range practice" - that's practice that's not regularly scheduled and used by officers who voluntarily work on their shooting skills- has been suspended.

"We have an obligation to wisely use the ammunition we have and our folks at the academy are doing a fantastic job with that. They keep their inventory stocked based on needs of the past, and they're going to continue to do so," said Sgt. Goodin.

Running out of ammunition, according to Goodin is not an issue at this time.

When the delayed order of ammunition arrives SPD will determine when to reinstate open range days.

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