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SPS Sniper Logbook Template is Now Available

After our friends at Bear Aid dropped their sniper template from production, we began looking for a substitute and we found that there was none.  Last year we started working on a design and came up with a pocket-sized  4″x 2.5″ template design that contains the most used/needed items that a logbook template should have.   After several months of working with designers and manufacturers, we are proud to release the SPS Sniper Logbook Template .  With 9 tools and several unique features, this sniper logbook template will be the new standard for logbook data collection.  Our template is designed as the perfect companion for our logbook, but will also work with other logbooks that require the sniper to diagram targets.  It is available in the SPS Gear Store page at https://sniperproshop.net/product/sps-sniper-logbook-template/

 

UTAH Training Mission

Back at SPS HQ after a 16 day training mission to Utah for  Level I and Level II Sniper courses.  Thanks to LT Dave J. at the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison, UT along with his crack CIRT team for hosting.  CUCF took great care of staff and trainees providing support and even lunch daily!  The class was a total success with all participants successfully completing the course.  Also thanks to SGT Keith Jensen of the Sanpete Co. S.O. for assisting with the class on the ground.

The following week we were at Price, UT at the North Springs Shooting Complex where we completed a Level II Sniper course with operators from across the region.  Thanks to SGT Dan C. and Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake for sponsoring and helping with the course on the ground.   Already looking forward to going back to Utah in 2022!

S.W.A.T. Operator I course completed in Juneau, Alaska

Members of the Juneau, AK Police Department SWAT Team completed the SWAT Operator I Course last week in Juneau.  We were fortunate to get to work with a top notch group of operators who displayed a great work ethic and willingness to push to their limits.

Thanks to JPD for the trust and opportunity and thanks to HGTG Guest Adjunct Dan C. for making the trek from Utah to work with me on the course.

Check out the highlight video on our Vimeo channel at:   https://vimeo.com/595986961 

2022 Is Almost Here!

Okay, maybe the sentiment is too soon, but 2022 is inbound to your you position!  We are busy planning our 2022 calendar and we are beginning to receive inquiries and hosting requests.

Host agencies for open enrollment courses should be aware of several things that affect the ability to host a successful course.

  • Can your facility support a training event?  Do you have adequate range and classroom facilities that can support the event that you are interested in hosting.
  • What are your training needs?   Host agencies receive tuition free positions in courses, but should consider whether  they need more than just the free slot.  
  • What can you do to boost enrollment and ensure a full class?  Host agencies need to be ready to provide the network support to let other agencies in the area know about the class and fill the roster.  We expect hosting agencies to help with course promotion.
  • What logistics are needed? 
    • Housing – adequate hotel facilities within reasonable proximity to the training site.
    • Food Services – within reasonable proximity to the training site.
    • Outreach to area agencies.
    • Course logistics – assistance with locally sourced materials and support for the class.
    • Support during the course – Host agency should be ready to provide a liaison who can support training events during the class.
  • P.O.S.T. Submission – In Tennessee, host agencies will be requested to submit the course of instruction to TN POST through their GDI’s office so that personnel attending can have in-service credit for the class.  SPS classes have been submitted and approved for credit for 20 years and counting.

Special Operations Sustainment Training

Our SOST program is designed to bring a specialized course of training to the agency based on the agency/team’s specific training needs.  We have worked agencies in several states to provide custom training including:

  • Sniper Sustainment Training
  • Close Team Support Training
  • S.W.A.T. Operator Course
  • Fugitive Apprehension Specialist Training Course
  • Tactical Firearms Training for Line Officers

SOST courses have become approximately 30% of our training calendar.

Contact us at sniperproshop@bellsouth.net or 615.952.9560 for hosting information packets or to inquire if your agency can provide the needed logistics.

2021 FALL SCHEDULE FOR SPS/HGTG

SWAT OPERATOR I, 22-27 August 2021, Juneau,  Alaska  Closed Course

Level I Basic Sniper, 13-17 September 2021, Gunnison, Utah

Level II Advanced Sniper, 20-24 September 2021, Price, Utah

Level II Advanced Sniper, 11-15 October 2021, Johnson City, TN  Course Full – accepting standby registrations

Level III Sniper – Leadership, Training and Utilization of SWAT Snipers, 18 – 20 October, Blountville, TN

Tactical Firearms Course, 4 November 2021, Nolensville, TN Closed Course

So far in 2021, we have trained over 80 officers from 4 states and the second half of the year will be just as busy.  Thanks to all the officers who have attended training and our client agencies that keep using us.  We are thankful for the trust.

We are now planning our Spring 2022 course schedule and accepting hosting requests.

East Tennessee Training Tour

We have completed the three week training tour in East Tennessee in April and May.  We completed an S.O.S.T.  class in Sullivan County, 26-30 April.  The class – Fugitive Apprehension Specialist Training – was conducted for the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension and SWAT Teams.

During the weeks  of 3-7 & 10-14 May 2021 we completed two weeks of Level I Sniper training with the Johnson City Police Department.  25 operators from Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina and Alabama attended these courses.  We are excited to be working with JCPD at their fantastic Rick Collins Training Complex.  These classes mark our 20th year of providing training to Snipers and other armed professionals.

Denny with Guest & Host Cadre.  These guys did a great job making this course happen.

LE Firearms Instructor Course

SPS/HGTG completed an LE Firearms Instructor Course in Cookeville, TN the week of 5-9 April.  12 officers from 4 agencies attended the class and all successfully completed the course.  Thanks to our host, Cookeville Police Department for bringing us back to the Tennessee Cumberland Plateau!

Agencies represented:

  • Cookeville PD
  • Murfreesboro PD
  • Moore County SO
  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency