Range Master/Weapons Training Center

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Sergeant Carlos Chavez – Range Master

Contact Information:
Phone: (432) 335-5750
Email: cchavez@odessa-tx.gov


Range Master Responsibilities

1. Must maintain TCOLE firearms instructor standards.
2. Conduct and document all qualification sessions.
  a. All documentation is forwarded to the Training                            Coordinator.
  b. Notice of failure to qualify is made to the appropriate                Bureau Deputy Chief.
3. Clean and maintain the Firing Range facilities.
4. Provide additional training to all officers, as needed.
5. Inspect all on-duty and off-duty firearms, on an annual basis, carried by any officer.
6. Ensure all firearms are in proper working order.
7. Document all inspections and repairs made to any firearm.
8. Perform preventative maintenance in accordance with manufacturers’

Firing Range

1. Access to the Weapon Center and firearms range is controlled by the
   Ranger Master and certified firearms instructors.
2. The Ranger Master or a certified firearms instructor must be present during use of the range and                    weapons center.
3. Non-department personnel must have pre-approval from the Chief of Police for use of the range.
4. All damage to the range must be reported to the Range Master or certified firearms instructor.
5. The firearms instructor, regardless of rank, shall be in command of all
    personnel on the range and responsible for overall safety at the range.
6. The firearms instructor in charge of a practice or qualification session shall have the authority to remove        any person from the range for the safety or himself or others. Any rule violations shall be reported                    through AIM.