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.
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 [...]