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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 .

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:

  • $670 for all course attendees. THIS AMOUNT INCLUDES ALL TUITION, LODGING, AND MEAL COSTS FOR THE DURATION OF THE COURSE.
  • Staying at the training site is mandatory for all course attendees including those from local agencies.

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
Recertification: Sniper Advanced Course #0537, is 45 hours in length and should be attended within 3 years of last certification.

Cancellation / No Show:

  • Deadline: If, for any reason, it becomes necessary to cancel the application, you must notify the Registrar via email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it seven days prior to class.
  • Fee: Non-canceled “No Shows” will be charged the entire course fee.

Questions:

  • Questions regarding the course may be directed to Jeff Geoghagan at 206 731-9113 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 Survey. Please 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.


Application:

Download Firearm Application



Submit Applications to:

Registrar

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Fax: 206.835.7926

Course, Program, or Policy Questions:

Mike O’Niell

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Phone: 206.835.7375

Lodging for Yakima Classes:

Please contact Jeff Geoghagan, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , for lodging requests.