All courses provided by SPS/HGTG are based on real world mission skills as developed through actual service in Military and Civilian Police operational environments. SPS/HGTG recognizes that traditional training and tactics must be adjusted contemporarily for the ever-shifting terrorist threats throughout the world.
LEVEL I SNIPER
Level I Sniper is a 5-day basic sniper course for the newly assigned sniper or for the sniper who wants to sharpen his / her basic tactical skills. The basic elements of Marksmanship, Fieldcraft and Tactics are used as a foundation for building the skills of the sniper.
LEVEL II SNIPER
Level II Sniper is an advanced sniper course that builds upon the skills taught in Level I Sniper. The sniper will study operational concepts based upon historical operational data and will build skills accordingly. Level II Sniper takes the sniper outside his traditional comfort zone and works toward building skills in non-traditional shooting positions, urban hide building and advanced skills.
LEVEL III SNIPER – Leadership, Training and Utilization of Snipers
Level III Sniper is designed for those who lead and command snipers. This course is tailored to the senior sniper and to the tactical commander and team leader who must make informed decisions in the field. This three-day course deals with selection and training of snipers as well as policy, practice and operational concepts. The course culminates in a live-fire shooting event where snipers, team leaders and commanders shoot together in a live-fire demonstration.
LEVEL IV SNIPER – Mixed Terrain Target Interdiction & Close Team Support
Level IV Sniper is a stand alone course that concentrates on mobile sniper tactics to combat current real world terrorist threats. This 5-day course takes the sniper out of the Post-Vietnam era training model and stresses modern concepts based on current threats from around the globe. Snipers will work with the sniper weapon system, light rifle system and handgun throughout this grueling course.
LAW ENFORCEMENT DESIGNATED MARKSMAN (LEDM) NEW FOR 2018
Law Enforcement Designated Marksman is a 4-day, 32-hour course designed to train the uniformed patrol officer to high higher level of marksmanship. The course is a program builder that will provide the advanced marksmanship skills and tactics training necessary for those officers who will help provide the bridge between the response of patrol officers and a full tactical response by SWAT. As we know, SWAT responses can take up to an hour to organize in most agencies, but on-duty patrol officers equipped and trained to interdict threats can make the difference swiftly.
This course will require a specialized weapon system. Contact SPS/HGTG for details and course information.
LEDM Train-the-Trainer (LEDM T3) NEW FOR 2018
LEDM T3 is a 3-day course for the officer who has completed the basic LEDM class and will be tasked with the training and organization of an LEDM team at his agency. This course has both a shooting and theory training component that will equip the trainee for the task of training.
Prerequisites for attending LEDM T3:
- Successful Completion of HGTG LEDM Course
- Successful Completion of LE Firearms Instructor Course
MILITARY DESIGNATED MARKSMAN (MDM)
The Military Designated Marksman Course was our first DM training program. Originally introduced at the request of a USASOCOM unit, this program was developed for the Warfighter who will be assigned as a designated marksman at the squad or team level. This course is taught as a contract course for military units and includes both user and train-the-trainer components.
LAW ENFORCEMENT FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR (LERI)
This 5-day, 40-hour course is designed to provide training in theory and practice to those officers who will be assigned as Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors. The course will address the fundamentals of shooting and tactics as well as providing instruction for biometric and ergonomic theory as it pertains to firearms instruction. Shooters will work with duty handguns and shotguns as well as off-duty and backup handguns. Trainees will receive a Firearms Instructor Starter Kit valued at over $150.00 that includes:
- Range Bag
- CED7000 Shot timer, and
- Assorted Training Aids
This course has been approved by the Tennessee POST Commission
LAW ENFORCEMENT RIFLE INSTRUCTOR (LERI)
The Law Enforcement Rifle Instructor Course is a 5-day, 40-hour course taught as a skills enhancement course for Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors who will be assigned to lead law enforcement rifle instructor courses at their agencies. The course builds on the skills learned in basic firearms instructor programs while building weapon handling and tactical skills in the participant. After successfully completing the training course, the participant will receive materials and curriculum license to present the HGTG Basic Rifle Course at his agency.
This course has been approved by the Tennessee POST Commission.
LAW ENFORCEMENT RANGE MASTER
Coming in 2018, the Range Master Course will prepare the LEFI to manage both a firearms training facility and an agency training program. This course will include statistics tracking for success, range development and budgeting. Participants will develop a plan for management of their range facility during the course.
LAW ENFORCEMENT INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT
No position in the law enforcement agency is more important than that of the instructor. The professional law enforcement instructor will lay the foundation for new officers and bear the burden of continuing education for their peers. This is a 5-day, 40-hour course of instruction to develop instructional skills for the professional law enforcement instructor. The course will include instructional skills development and Tennessee POST rules and requirements for department based instruction, both in-service and specialized training.
This course has been approved by the Tennessee POST Commission.
COVERT HANDGUN / CARBINE SKILLS AND TACTICS
Developed at the request of a specialized unit, this course is designed to enhance the skillset of the operator working in an environment where he must remain covert while being able to respond immediately to threats in the operational environment. The course includes combat handgun tactics, weapon retention, close quarters and intermediate range threat engagement, and working with partners.
ADVANCED HANDGUN AND CARBINE OPERATOR – PHASE I
This series of training involves skill building with handgun and carbine. Each weapon system is taught in a 2-day event that run in a 4-day series. While it is taught at the operator level, patrol personnel are encouraged to attend. Course involves live-fire and force-on-force training.
ADVANCED HANDGUN AND CARBINE OPERATOR – PHASE II
Phase II incorporates the use of low-light environments and builds on the skills learned in Phase I.
TACTICAL RESCUE FOLDING KNIFE
Law Enforcement and Military personnel carry the tactical folding knife daily. This course introduces the trainee to the tactical rescue folder as a tool for emergencies and for personal safety. This is not a knife fighting course, but an introduction to simple techniques for the tactical EDC knife that can be life saving in an emergency.
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