Knowing how to shoot well is an important requirement for police firearms instructors, but they must also know how to teach others to shoot and handle firearms. This course will help you develop the additional knowledge, skills, and techniques needed to organize and teach firearms courses. Participants will learn to diagnose and correct student weaknesses, analyze and score targets, design and run courses of fire, and properly document police firearms training. Participants will be able to develop and implement comprehensive firearms training programs.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Firearms Instructor Course #2222.
Responsibly training patrol officers on how to deploy patrol rifles is of the utmost importance to ensure they can deploy with speed and fire with precision while maintaining safety and accountability. This course teaches participants how to effectively instruct principles of marksmanship, rifle nomenclature, and operation. Emphasis will be placed on teaching weapons manipulation and training personnel to fight with commonly configured patrol rifles. Although this course is based on the AR-15/M-4/M-16 weapons platform, other systems will be discussed.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Patrol Rifle Instructor Course #3323.
Officers always have a firearm and these weapons play a large role in police work. Firearms by their very nature are a destructive device. Officers need to know safe, proper handling procedures for firearms to prevent unwanted catastrophes.
This course introduces the basic principles of firearms handling and firearms safety. Participants will be introduced to basic marksmanship principles and firearms functions to include, loading/unloading/reloading, stoppage clearance and positions shooting.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements TEEX Firearms Basics (Online) Course #78033.
Basic Sniper Rifle I uses practical exercises to provide law enforcement designated marksmen the knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively engage threat targets in response to active shooter, hostage rescue, or barricaded shooter situations.
Instructor George Jahant
Officer Jahant joined the San Antonio Police Department in December 1977. Over the course of 38 years, he has gained experience in patrol, narcotics, crime scene investigation, and special weapons & tactics. Officer Jahant has participated in successfully executing thousands of high-risk incidents and warrants and assisted with developing one of the top Special Operations Programs in the nation.
Instructor Richard Smith, Jr.
Officer Smith joined the San Antonio Police Department in September 1989. He has been assigned to the patrol division, training academy and the Tactical Response Unit (TRU). Officer Smith is currently assigned to the Special Operations Unit, where he is assigned as a full time Hostage Negotiator and as the San Antonio Police Department Tactical Medic Program's Coordinator. Officer Smith has been a police trainer for over twenty four years and a licensed police instructor for twenty three of those years.
This course is designed to introduce students to various methods of carrying and shooting handguns from concealed carry positions.
Being a law enforcement officer is a 24 hour a day, seven days a week career. Cops need to be armed and ready for deadly encounters on duty and off. The emphasis of this course is off duty/on duty plain clothes concealed carry of handguns and how to deploy those handguns safely and effectively from various concealed carry positions.