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NCJ Number: 63102 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE COUNTERSNIPER TRAINING
Journal: FBI LAW ENFORCEMENT BULLETIN  Volume:48  Issue:10  Dated:(OCTOBER 1979)  Pages:12-15
Author(s): R MATHIS
Corporate Author: Federal Bureau of Investigation
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, DC 20535-0001
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Publisher: https://www.fbi.gov 
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE OUTLINES A COUNTERSNIPER TRAINING PROGRAM THAT MINIMIZES EXPENSE AND LOSS OF MAN HOURS WHILE INCREASING THE EFFICIENCY OF POLICE AGENCY MARKSMEN.
Abstract: POLICE COUNTERSNIPER TRAINING PROGRAMS SHOULD IDENTIFY RISK SITUATIONS AND PLAN FOR HOSTAGE AND ARMED-BARRICADED INDIVIDUAL INCIDENTS BY MAKING SURE THAT THE PERSON CHOSEN AS A COUNTERSNIPER HAS GOOD JUDGMENT, KNOWS THE CAPABILITIES OF THE WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION, IS ADEQUATELY AND CONSTANTLY IN TRAINING. THE GOALS OF COUNTERSNIPER TRAINING INCLUDED WEAPONS FAMILIARITY, CAPABILITY OF FIRING AT VARIOUS RANGES AND UNDER VARYING WEATHER CONDITIONS, TRAINING OF A TWO-MAN TEAM FOR LONG-RANGE OR SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES, DEVELOPMENT OF AN ABILITY TO ARTICULATE THE REASONS FOR ACTING IF AND WHEN THE OFFICER DOES SHOOT, AND MAINTENANCE OF AGENCY RECORDS REGARDING AN INDIVIDUAL'S TRAINING. THE ARTICLE NOTES THAT A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY'S REPUTATION AND CIVIL LIABILITY LIE IN THE HANDS OF THE COUNTERSNIPER. PHOTOGRAPHS AND ILLUSTRATIONS ARE INCLUDED. (RFC)
Index Term(s): Emergency procedures; Police firearm training; Police hostage-negotiation units; Police tactical deployment; Police weapons use; Snipers
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