Advanced Sniper and Instructor Program


The OpTac International  Advanced Sniper and Instructor Program, hosted by the Henrico County Police Division, will be held August 1-9, 2021 in Henrico County, Virginia.

This intense program teaches advanced sniper tactics and operational marksmanship skills.
A strong emphasis is placed on urban sniping, the construction of urban hides, engagement of moving targets and targets at unknown distances, cold bore stress shots, fieldcraft/stalking, deployment skills, scenarios, and sniper instructional methods.   There are no prerequisites to attend this program. However, attendees seeking Sniper Instructor Certification must have successfully completed the OpTac International Police Sniper Program and possess instructor certification (in any area) from their own jurisdiction or state training commission.   The cost to attend the OpTac International Advanced Sniper & Instructor Program is $899 per person. Any officer attending the preceding Police Sniper Program in Henrico County, Virginia (August 2-6, 2021) will receive a $100 discount off of the Advanced Program tuition.  There is limited space available, therefore, paid reservations are accepted on a priority basis.

Subject Areas:
Operating in an urban environment
Construction of urban hides
Establishing a sniper training matrix
Proper shooting positions
Effects of shooting through glass
Positioning and camouflage/concealment techniques
Sniper coding/reporting systems
Tactical diagramming
Overcoming the environment
Engagement of moving targets
Low-light/nighttime live-fire
Target identification exercises
Range estimation and range estimation exercises
Command-fire exercises
Guidelines for sniper utilization and deployment
Safety training standards and protocol
Instructional techniques
Live-fire shooting exercises used to simulate actual emergency response operations