Patrol Rifle Operator

LET578 – 24.00 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 PictureMany modern law enforcement agencies are upgrading their weapons by issuing or authorizing the use of patrol rifles. This course teaches participants the principles of marksmanship, rifle nomenclature, and operation. Emphasis will be placed on weapons manipulation and how 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 Course #3322.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

  • A photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.
  • Hearing protection
  • Wrap around eye protection
  • Billed cap
  • Knee and elbow pads
  • Duty handgun with three magazines and 300 rounds of ammunition
  • Duty belt with 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, three 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 nomenclature, care, and maintenance
  • Rifle manipulation
  • Sight adjustment and zeroing procedures

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.

  • 24.00 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