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Sniper Basic, Course #0531

This course is 45 hours in length and is intended for law enforcement officers who are currently assigned or being assigned to a SWAT Team.

Prerequisite:

  • SWAT Basic Course 0510 or by permission of the Firearms Program Manager, Mike O’Neill at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it If completed SWAT Basic with any other agency than CJTC, you will need to submit a completion certificate with application.

Upon successful completion students will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency with a precision rifle.
  • Handle and deploy with a precision rifle consistent with the safety protocol and the best practices and procedures for a police sniper.
  • Employ the introduced tactics as a part of a SWAT Team.

Class standards:

  • 100% attendance is required.
  • 90% or better on the rifle qualification.
  • 80% or better on the written test.
  • Strict adherence to firearm safety rules and general handling practices.

(It is the prerogative of the lead instructor to remove a student from the course for flagrant or repeated minor violations of safety protocols. No certificate of attendance will be issued.)


Tuition, Lodging, and Meals:

  • $600 for all course attendees.

Mandatory equipment for each student to bring to class:

  • Bolt action or semi-auto rifle
    • Minimum of .308 caliber
    • Trigger pull of no less than 3 lbs.
    • Capable of firing a 4 shot group measuring 1” or less at 100 yards
  • Scope with finger adjustable turrets for windage and elevation.
  • Bi-pod or pack for support
  • 500 rounds of match grade ammunition (reloads are not acceptable)
  • Pad or ground cover to insulate the shooter from the ground.
  • Rear bag or rest for supporting the rifle
  • Hearing and eye protection
  • Binoculars
  • Rifle cleaning supplies including a single piece cleaning rod
  • Gas mask
  • Water bottle or pack for in-field hydration
  • Flashlight
  • Pack for field-craft exercises
  • Hide making material

Uniforms:

  • Deployment uniform to include…
    • Weather appropriate clothing for outdoor tactical training
    • Law enforcement identification

Cancellation / No Show:

Questions:

  • Questions regarding the course may be directed to Lt. Mike Bertucci at (253) 835-6765 or by email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

***Is this class full or not available???? Please complete the Course Interest SurveyPlease Note: This is not a waiting list.  You will not be contacted by WSCJTC unless there is enough interest to generate a class being scheduled.  At that time we will contact everyone that has shown interest so that applications can be submitted.

How To Apply:

Online Registration-LMS (Only agency authorized personnel can access this tool. Contact your Training Manager on your local procedures).

Questions Contact: 
LMS Help Desk |   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Program Assistant
Sacheie Coaxum |   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
206.835.7329

Course, Program or Policy Questions:

Program Manager 
Mike O’Neill |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone: 206.835.7375

Updated January 2017