This is an OPEN ENROLLMENT basic 40 hour sniper course. The purpose of this course is to train and certify SWAT operators as sniper spotter teams. Operators will be trained in the use of advanced observation and precision rifle fire to insure the best possible outcome to a SWAT incident. Instructor: Matthew Gerard has been a Rochelle Police officer for 13 years, 12 years on the local SWAT team, as well as Sniper team leader for the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office. Matt has training as a firearms instructor, and NTOA sniper instructor. NEXT AVAILABLE Basic Police Sniper Course: October 16nd-20th 2023.