The police sniper holds an integral position within the tactical team structure. He provides real time information, protective overwatch, and the ability to resolve a critical incident with one, well placed shot. He represents the surgical arm of any special operations team, and like any other surgeon, he requires specialized training in order to excel at his profession. This 40-hour program will provide a foundation and starting point for that training.The course will cover in-depth, observation and reporting, ballistics, marksmanship, fieldcraft, movement, hide construction, camouflage, use of force, policy and procedure, and relevant case studies.NOTICE: Students are advised to be in good physical condition prior to attending this course. One of the requirements of this class includes passing the Sniper Functional Fitness Test. The test description and standards are available on request.
The police sniper needs to become and remain a student of his art, always seeking to improve his knowledge and skills. Gone are the days when a police officer can be handed a rifle, taught to shoot bullseyes, and be designated "marksman." The true police sniper needs to be continually challenged to learn and excel at his trade. He needs to master skills which will prepare him mentally and physically for his job in the field. He needs to be continually exposed to the newest ideas, tactics and techniques. This class will give him access to all of this and more, as it picks up where his Basic education ended. Here, he will take the next step in his sniper education. There is far more to sniping than just shooting.NOTICE: Students are advised to be in good physical condition prior to attending this course. One of the requirements of this class includes passing the Sniper Functional Fitness Test. The test description and standards are available on request.
The police sniper is possibly the most important and misused element of the tactical team. The success or failure of the sniper program rests heavily on their command personnel. They are the people who will make the crucial decisions about selecting, equipping, training and employing snipers in critical incidents. However, they cannot be expected to make knowledgeable decisions without a thorough understanding of the police sniper, his function, his needs, his capabilities and his limitations. This two-day course is designed to educate the SWAT supervisor charged with the responsibility of establishing and utilizing a sniper program. It will give him the information he will need to make the program successful and effective. Content includes establishing a program, writing policies, buying equipment, organizing and documenting training, current tactics, legal issues, media relations, and relevant case studies.
Knowledge is useless unless it can be passed on effectively. This 40-hour course is designed to train the trainers, giving snipers and team leaders the tools they need to design and deliver in-service sniper training to others. This is not a basic sniper course, and students are expected to come with the prerequisite knowledge and skills. This course is an intensive mixture of classroom lecture, writing assignments, interactive group projects and range exercises, fully immersing students in the learning and teaching process. Students will learn a wide variety of techniques for teaching snipers, as well as the underlying instructional principles.Students who successfully complete this course and the necessary prerequisites will receive certification as an In-Service Police Sniper Trainer.POLICE SNIPER TRAINER COURSE PREREQUISITESAll students requesting admission to the Police Sniper Trainer Course must provide proof of the following at the time of registration:•Minimum of three years service time as a police sniper•Letter from Team Leader authorizing attendance•Successful completion of a basic level police sniper course•A secondary sniper course (intermediate, advanced or structured in-service)•State-recognized instructor certification OR•State-recognized firearms instructor certificationThere is a recommended reading list, which will aid the student instructor in meeting the skill and knowledge requirements of the class. The current list is available on request.
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This five-day class is designed to address specialty topics we are unable to give adequate attention to in our other programs. Day One is the 8-hour Tactical Vision Program for Special Operations Teams. In addition to classroom material which will focus on unique case studies and legal issues, the class puts a heavy emphasis on weapon skills. We will cover in-depth, extended and unknown range shooting, low-light shooting, moving targets, discretionary scenarios, and a variety of odd, but necessary shooting skills. The courses of fire are all validated by documented police sniper engagements.Because of the nature of this class structure, class size is limited. Enrollment is restricted to veteran, working snipers only. You must have graduated from a basic sniper program prior to enrollment.
Master Sniper - $665
You are not the trained observer you think you are.Our Tactical Vision course has the following learning objectives:•Make officers aware of the scope of the problem of Perceptual Blindness, and how it affects their performance and safety.•Teach officers the mechanics of vision.•Introduce officers to the various components of Perceptual Blindness.•Teach officers how to recognize the limitations of their vision, and give them the training tools to overcome the problem.•Teach officers how to integrate their new visual skills into daily activities like investigations, handling service calls and driving, both routine and pursuit.Tactical Vision is an 8-hour class that will actually show police officers how to become “trained observers.” To supplement the classroom instruction, officers will receive a proprietary CD, containing over 50 training exercises, which they can do at their leisure, to develop and maintain their observation skills.The Tactical Vision program was originally designed for special operations personnel, but is highly recommended for all police officers.Class sizes and schedules can be customized to fit your department’s training needs. Contact Snipercraft, (863) 385-7835, to discuss details and pricing.