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NCJ Number: 118682 Find in a Library
Title: Sniper School
Journal: Law and Order  Volume:37  Issue:5  Dated:(May 1989)  Pages:62-68
Author(s): R Hildreth
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 7
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Minnesota police have determined that large sections of the military curriculum can be adapted for the law enforcement environment and that there is a sizable need for sniper training of police.
Abstract: The Minnesota National Guard's Precision Shooting and Counter-Sniper School at Camp Ripley's sniper school curriculum is guided by fou objectives: 1) promote precision marksmanship; 2) develop intelligence gathering skills; 3) teach the fieldcraft needed for survival; and 4) develop a trained cadre to teach skills in home units. Text for the course is a handbook of practical, how-to information and technical appendixes. Training scenarios incorporated in the curriculum are described, and reactions of both students and instructors to the course are noted.
Main Term(s): Police specialized training
Index Term(s): Minnesota; Police curriculum development; Police-military cooperation
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