Police Countersniper Level 1

Course Length: 40.0 Hours

Course Number Start Date End Date Location Instructor/Coordinator Status
LPAA17651 12/04/2017 12/08/2017 GPSTC, FORSYTH DAVID KNIGHT REGISTER
TBA 02/26/2018 03/02/2018 GPSTC, FORSYTH Dan Blythe
TBA 12/03/2018 12/07/2018 GPSTC, FORSYTH Dan Blythe

Prerequisite: Must be Certified or Sworn Law Enforcement. On the first day of class, students will be required to produce a letter from their agency confirming their assignment as a countersniper.

This course is designed for officers assigned to countersniper, special response, or S.W.A.T. teams. The course includes instruction on ballistics, lead, effects of weather, shooting at varying distances, use of cover, rifle and scope care and maintenance, and maintaining a data book. Students will participate in shooting exercises which feature moving target engagement, multiple targets, and decision reaction problems. Ammunition in calibers .223 and .308 will be furnished. If other calibers are used, students should bring 300 rounds of duty ammunition. This course focuses on marksmanship skills with the countersniper rifle.

Special Notes: Students will need to bring a turret scoped countersniper rifle, shooting sling, cleaning gear, and other equipment used in these assignments.