Brother Lost

We just learned that we lost a brother and HGTG alumni.  CST Mark Neville was traveling with his wife and young sons when a vehicle crossed the center line striking his truck.  Mark died at the scene and his wife and kids were injured.  Mark proudly served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as a member of an Emergency Response Team in British Columbia.

Below is a link about Mark from Soldier Systems and a link to a Go Fund Me page that has been set up by his team for his family.   This larger than life young man was the real deal and it showed in everything he did.  Our condolences go to his family and team.

Level II Sniper Course Schedule Released

HGTG will be providing a Level II Advanced Sniper Course 21 – 25 August 2017 at the TN ArNG VolunteerTraining Site at Tullahoma, TN.  This course will be hosted by the Tennessee Highway Patrol Special Operations Unit and will have limited openings in the course. Go to the Training Schedule page to download the registration.

Training Date Changes for 2017

Due to some extenuating circumstances the Level I Class scheduled for 23 – 27 January has been rescheduled to 8 – 12 May 2017.  We will be announcing a new class date for the Level II Class that had been scheduled for that date as soon as we have it.

Stay Safe and have a Happy New Year!


2017 Training Calendar Announcements

Level I Sniper scheduled for 23-27 January is just about full.  Registration deadline is 3 January 2017.

We are extremely excited to announce that the Tennessee Highway Patrol Special Operations Unit will be hosting Level II Sniper 8 – 12 May 2017.  This class is being scheduled as a training enhancement for the SOU, but we have a limited number of positions available in the class.  You can download the registration on the Training Schedule page.

New for this year, we are working on a number of new projects in skills and instructor development.  Some of the dates are included here but registrations will not be released until after 1 January.

Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor – Hosted by Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in Franklin, TN, 27 Feb – 3 March.  This is a new course developed by SPS/HGTG cost and registration packet to be announced.

Law Enforcement Designated Marksman (LEDM) – A closed pilot class will be held at Williamson Co. S.O.  27 – 30 March 2017.

LEDM Train-the-Trainer Dates and locations to be announced.

Law Enforcement Instructor Development – Williamson Co. Sheriff’s Office 1 – 5 May 2017.

LE Rifle Instructor – Hosted by Williamson Co. S.O. ,  30 October – 3 November.

Stay tuned for more information on these and other courses.

Stay Safe!



2017 Taking Shape

2016 has been a year to remember.  We were fortunate to be able to provide training to the U.S. Army and to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police British Columbia Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team as well as a host of other agencies from around the country.

2017 will kick off early with a Level I Sniper course planned for 23 – 27 January.  You can download the Registration Packet on the Training Schedule page of the website.   Also planned for the year is a Level II course later in the late winter or early spring and a Level III Sniper hosted by Maury County Sheriff’s Office in Columbia, TN in September (dates pending).

We are also working on plans for the first ever Tennessee Sniper Congress to be held later in 2017.  This will be a Sniper’s In Service with advanced training, guest speakers and live-fire training.  The format will be a combination In Service with a mini-conference theme.  More to follow as the plans take shape.

Finally, 2016 has been a dangerous year to be the Police.  2017 will probably be no better.  Stay Safe and Train Hard!

Level II Sniper Enrollment Deadline

The Level II Sniper Course scheduled for 28 Nov – 2 Dec is approaching the enrollment deadline.  Registration applications must be in by COB 31 October 2016.  There are several openings in the course.  Course cost is $550.00 and includes meals and housing in military billeting as well as an SPS Urban Hide Kit valued at $120.00 retail.  Links to the Course Registration can be found on the training page.  Stay Safe!

Planning 2017 Training Calendar Now

We are now working on the 2017 calendar.  If your agency or unit would like to host a SPS/HGTG training course, contact us soon.  Currently we have two courses pending for Late Winter, Early Spring 2017.

Level I Sniper, Tullahoma, TN Date PendingHG Logo

Level IV Sniper, 13-17 February 2017, North Carolina, Location Pending

More to Follow.

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