Police Countersniper Level 1

Course Length: 40.0 Hours

Course Number Start Date End Date Time Location (Hover for more information) Instructor/Coordinator Status
TBA 12/03/2018 12/07/2018 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. GPSTC, FORSYTH Wesley Atha
TBA 03/04/2019 03/08/2019 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. GPSTC, FORSYTH Wesley Atha
TBA 11/04/2019 11/08/2019 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. GPSTC, FORSYTH Wesley Atha
TBA 12/09/2019 12/13/2019 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. GPSTC, FORSYTH Wesley Atha

Who Should Attend: Officers who are assigned to countersniper, special response, or S.W.A.T. teams.

Prerequisite: Must be Certified and 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 need to bring a turret scoped countersniper rifle, shooting sling, cleaning gear, and other equipment used in these assignments.