LE Sniper Course on Dec 10, 2018

Class Information & Details

Course LE Sniper Course
Dates Mon Dec 10 - 14 (2018)
Location Maxwell, TX
Hosting Agency
Point of Contact
Russ Clagett, Clagett@alerrt.org; Christine Love, Love@alerrt.org, 512-245-8717
Funding Agency Funded

Time: (40 hours/5 days)
Class Size: 20
Prerequisite: Sworn law enforcement officer assigned to sniper role.
Cost: $850.00 per student

This course is designed to prepare and qualify law enforcement officers assigned to a sniper position. It addresses the concept of crisis marksmanship and prepares the officers to produce a precision shot under stress, in non-permissive circumstances. This hands on course will cover equipment selection and rigging, crisis marksmanship, mission planning, scouting and observation, and reporting techniques. Intro to Camouflage, concealment, and stalking are also covered. Tactical precision marksmanship, ballistics, and optical platforms will be studied in depth. Case studies will be examined for lessons learned. Aftermath and legal issues are stressed in this course. Upon completion of this course, the officer will be qualified to serve in the sniper role on a tactical team.

Some participants attending this course have found it to be physically challenging. Officers attending this course should be able to walk moderate distances, jog, kneel, crawl, and lift moderate weight. This is an outside class and is routinely conducted during inclement weather conditions.


Lodging is free for students attending the ALERRT Sniper Courses. Students will stay in bunkhouse style lodging complete with shower, restroom, and laundry facilities. There is also a small kitchen for meal preparation. Training site and lodging are located at the ALERRT facility in Maxwell, Texas.

Austin airport (ABIA) is 40 minutes North, and San Antonio airport (SAT) is 45 minutes South of Maxwell, Texas.


  • Precision rifle and a minimum of 350 rounds of match ammunition per student, capable of 1 MOA accuracy...with magnified optical sight capable of MOA or MIL adjustment.

  • Issued sidearms, holsters and necessary callout equipment

  • Normal operational callout gear, as issued and carried

  • Callout or training uniform

  • Issued binos and spotting scopes (recommended)

  • Individual camo, ghillie suits or capes (recommended)

  • Rucksacks or backpacks for carrying individual / team equipment (required)

  • Rain gear (optional)

  • Note taking materials

  • Knee and elbow pads (recommended)

  • Boonie type hats (recommended)

  • Gloves (highly recommended)

  • Coolers

  • Chairs

     NOTES…Plan on eating out of your pockets on the range. Instruction is flexible and fluid and will not include long lunch breaks.

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