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COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This three-day course is designed for the experienced police officer possessing above-average proficiency in the use of firearms.  Students will be required to score 90% (90/100 phase one and 135/150 phase two) or higher on the rifle course and 90% or higher on a written exam to receive the Patrol Rifle Firearms Instructor’s Certificate.  THIS COURSE WILL BE LIMITED TO THE AR PLATFORM RIFLE. NO AR PISTOLS WILL BE AUTHORIZED FOR USE IN THIS COURSE.  No short barreled rifles (SBR’s) or AR-pistols will be authorized for use in this course.  Instruction will include: List and locate the nomenclature of the AR platform rifle, patrol rifle marksmanship skills, patrol rifle handling, body positions and rifle positions, zeroing the patrol rifle with iron sights, sighting in optics, daytime and nighttime shooting drills, rifle combat qualification course, patrol rifle instructor assessment and field strip, clean and maintain the AR platform rifle.
Scoring: TQ-15 Target
Innermost rectangle = 5 pts.
Outermost rectangle = 3 pts.
Rest of silhouette = 0 pts.
Miss silhouette = Failure of phase
Phase I - 95/100 REQUIRED
Phase II - 142/150 REQUIRED
INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES:  Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
·         List and locate the parts of an AR platform rifle
·         Demonstrate the different body and rifle positions
·         Accurately zero and sight in an AR platform rifle
·         Safely and accurately call the courses of fire for the AR platform rifle
·         Qualify their department personnel on the AR platform rifle
Minimum of 10 dummy rounds
Soft body armor, if available
Personal eye and ear protection 
Department-issued handgun and 3 magazines
Complete set of department-issued duty gear
Rain gear
Seasonal weather gear
Handheld flashlight with tail cap on/off switch, if possible  
Baseball-style cap
Firearms cleaning kit (handgun and rifle)
1000 rounds of rifle ammunition
50 rounds of pistol ammunition
PRE-REQUISITE(S):  Must have a Valid Firearms Instructor certificate – Certificate should accompany the enrollment application.
MPOETC CLEe Hours:  24  -  CLEE ID #  CLE00696
Registration: Please register for the classes below using form SP 8-130All applications must be received 30 days prior to the course start date.

Locations: For a list of all training centers and directions, please visit the Training Center Page.




Not Offered at This TimeNo
Maximum of 14 students
Class will be held at Montgomery County Fire Academy.
All Municipal Officers who attend this training will be responsible to pay a $100.00 site fee.