SWAT/Sniper Supervisor Course

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Course date and time:
September 12 & 13, 2013
8am - 5pm


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 in 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 two-day course is designed to educate the SWAT supervisor charged with the responsibility of establishing and utilizing a sniper program.  It will give him the information he will need to make the program successful and effective.  Content includes establishing a program, writing policies, buying equipment, organizing and documenting training, current tactics, legal issues, media relations, and relevant case studies.

Link to Registration Form can be found above.  Contact Sgt. Kathy McNicholas (Kathy.McNicholas@cityofvancouver.us)  or call 360-487-7442 for local details.  Registration deadline is August 12th.

Vancouver Police Department - East Precinct
520 SE 155th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98684