Not so much a ‘Sniper’ as an Observer gathering vital intelligence, a person who is capable of taking an accurate stopping shot if required – the Rifle/Observer. I would like to introduce you to the role of the ‘police sniper’ during Critical Incidents.
It’s finally happened here … that critical incident that you have been avoiding for so long has just been described over dispatch or in a preplanned operation and it’s your responsibility to perform command and control to ensure all your officers, the public and the suspects remain as safe as possible.
Getting your team into the building . . . . that’s what it all boils down to. The breacher, or as we call them in the UK, Method of Entry (MoE) officer is a vital part of your team and must have the knowledge and training that their position warrants. A recent breacher training day, [...]
This is a copy of an answer to an E-Mail request from a smaller department that wanted to start an Emergency Response Team. The question to me was, “What do we need to look at for equipment?” Training was covered in another series of E-Mails. This is obviously not an all-inclusive list and is meant [...]
Most of us have an image in mind when we hear the term “sniper”. Based on our life experience we either picture a lone gunman in a clock tower randomly shooting “targets of opportunity” or we picture the soldier in the Ghillie Suit lying on a mountain side over watching a military movement. These images [...]