February 20 – 21, 2023
Hosted by the Oklahoma Special Operations Association and the Broken Arrow Police Department
Cost: Member – $200 or Non-member – $255
Registration: Click here to register
The police sniper is possibly the most important and misused element of the tactical team. The success or failure of the sniper program rests heavily on their command personnel. They are the people who will make the crucial decisions about selecting, equipping, training and employing snipers for critical incidents. However, they cannot be expected to make knowledgeable decisions without a thorough understanding of the police sniper, his function, his needs, his capabilities, and his limitations. This course is designed to educate the SWAT supervisor charged with the responsibility of establishing and utilizing a sniper program and will give him the information he will need to make that program safe, successful and effective.
This course will cover: The mission of the police sniper
Selection of personnel
Establishing a training program
Developing a sniper team SOP
Green lights and deadly force issues
Sniper tactics and mission planning
Non-traditional roles for sniper use
Pre and Post shooting issues and procedures
Case studies and horror stories
This course consists of two full days of in-depth classroom instruction. Class day will run about 8 hours. A certificate is awarded for successful completion of this course.
Materials needed: Notebook and pen
Empty flash drive to download handout packet
Students are encouraged to bring with them any written material they may have about the structure and function of their sniper program; i.e. SOP’s, training programs, etc.