Patrol Rifle Instructor

LET576 – 40.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence at (800) 423-8433 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Patrol Rifle PictureResponsibly 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.


Participants enrolling in this course must complete the following courses prior to attendance:

Please send proof of course completion via email to [email protected] at least two weeks prior to class start date.

Participants will be contacted via email to confirm approval and admittance into course.

Course Completion Requirements

Physical Requirements

  • Participants must pass the Patrol Rifle Instructor Qualifications on the first day of class. There will be no refunds for any candidate dismissed for failure to meet the minimum qualifications.

Participant Must Provide

  • Hearing protection
  • Wrap around eye protection
  • Billed cap
  • Knee and elbow pads
  • Duty handgun with 3 magazines and 300 rounds of ammunition
  • Duty belt with a non-collapsible belt holster for handgun
  • Magazine pouch
  • Cleaning gear
  • Weather appropriate, sturdy clothing and good footwear, i.e. duty style or hiking boots that provide good ankle support
  • Magazine fed semi-automatic rifle that uses and was manufactured for the use of detachable magazines with sling, 3 magazines, magazine pouches, appropriate cleaning gear and 1000 rounds of ammunition. No M855 green tip or armor-piercing ammo will be allowed. Detachable optics are acceptable but rifle must have iron sights that co-witness through the optic.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirement, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

In some cases, make-up work will not be available (due to equipment/facility needs and/or safety/teamwork components or activity setup/facilitation/requirements).

Participants in a TCOLE credit eligible course must complete the class in its entirety to receive a TEEX Certificate of Completion and be reported for TCOLE credit.

If you have additional questions, please refer to the TEEX Participant Handbook.

  • Body armor
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Drinking water
  • Snacks
  • Athletic or medical tape for fingers and hands

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Firearms safety
  • Principles of marksmanship
  • Rifle manipulation
  • Rifle nomenclature, care, and maintenance
  • Sight adjustment, zeroing procedures, course design and implementation

Suggested Audience

  • Participants should be currently commissioned peace officers or security personnel

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • 40.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433
Email: [email protected]

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
  • Purchase Order – Complete registration form and send to [email protected] or fax to (877) 289-9715
  • Check – Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX – ILEPSE, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842