Police sniper manuals have been
written and published for nearly as long as there have
been police snipers. In the beginning, most were
simply reworkings of existing military manuals, with
the word "police" thrown in every few paragraphs.
The content, for the most part, wasn't really relevant
for a law enforcement sniper working in an urban environment.
Later, manuals began to appear,
written for the police sniper audience. However,
many of these were written by people who had little
or no actual experience as police snipers. As
a result, most of the information contained in them
was anecdotal references, and recycled military
information. Others perpetuated common sniper-related
myths and misinformation, stating facts without foundation.
The American Sniper Association
took on the task of addressing these issues and
shortcomings by launching a three-year project to compile
the most comprehensive police sniper training manual
ever written. Members of the Executive and Advisory
Boards, most working snipers and instructors, contributed
chapters, covering everything from organization to operations.
Specialty topics were covered in-depth by experts
in their fields. The list of authors contains
a Who's Who of tactical personnel and trainers; including
Lt. Col Dave Grossman, Pavel Tsatsouline, Jeff Martone,
Dr. Martin Fackler, and some of the best sniper instructors in
This manual is written by people
who are uniquely qualified to teach these topics. The
authors don't rely on untested theory or anecdotal war
stories. What they bring to each chapter
is the kind of subject credibility that can only come
from firsthand experience. The readers will benefit
from learning what works, what doesn't, and knowing
exactly why. The myths are exposed. The
training methods have produced positive results. And
the tactics have been proven on real-world operations.
This is a chance to learn police sniping from
Police Sniper Training and
Operations is a restricted publication, made available
to police, corrections, and military personnel only.
All orders must be accompanied by a current
ID, or be submitted on agency letterhead. Because
of the sensitivity of the information contained in the
manual, we ask all officers purchasing a copy to be
mindful of its distribution.
The manual is available from
Snipercraft. Copies are $45 each, which includes
postage and handling. Please make checks payable