Patrol Rifle Operator

Patrol Rifle Operator Certification

Training Notice


May 28 – 29, 2019

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Catalog number: 47-504-437
Class number:

Course Description:  
This course is designed specifically for law enforcement officers whose duty assignments require them to carry and/or utilize assault type rifles in the course of their enforcement activities.  This is a training and qualification course that focuses on the use of various automatic and semiautomatic rifles used by law enforcement officers.  Subject matter for this course includes:  (1) Overview of Law Enforcement Rifle Applications; (2) Firearms Safety Considerations; (3) Care and Maintenance of the Rifle; (4) Establishing and Maintaining the Rifle's 'Zero;' (5) Fundamentals of Rifle Marksmanship; (6) Basic Combat Shooting Techniques; (7) Individual Training and Documentation, etc. Participating officers will also be required to participate in extensive practical (live firing) exercises and must achieve prescribed standards of performance to successfully complete this course.

Tom VandeBerg

Materials/Equipment Needed:
Modern Police Rifle with 3 magazines,  300 rounds rifle ammunition (ball OK),  duty belt with handgun and 3 magazines, 50 rounds handgun ammunition,   eye and hearing protection,  ballistic vest,  appropriate clothing for range use in all weather conditions,  and hydration.  Cleaning kit for weapons. 

Officers participating in this course must be fully or provisionally certified law enforcement officer, as prescribed by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Bureau of Training and Standards.  It is strongly suggested that law enforcement agency administrators give careful consideration to an officer's marksmanship ability as well as his/her personal discipline prior to assignment to this training course.

16 hours T&S credit.

Class size:
Minimum 8 and class size will be limited to first 20 registered.

Important - please note: 
By enrolling in classes, you agree to be responsible for the payment of related tuition and fees according to the college payment policy. Should you choose not to attend a class, you will need to drop it prior to the day it begins to avoid any charges. Any drops that occur on or after the first day of class will result in tuition charges to your account. Failure to pay your tuition bill can result is suspension of registration and records access, collection agency action and additional collection fees added to your balance.

WITC is an equal opportunity employer/educator functioning under the affirmative action plan. The Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or other applicable legislated categories, in its services, employment programs, and/or its educational programs and activities, including but not limited to admissions, treatment, and access. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Amanda Gohde, Director, Human Resources, Equal Opportunity/Access & Affirmative Action Officer, Administrative Office, 505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake WI 54871, 715.468.2815 ext. 2240, TTY 711, Email Amanda Gohde. Program information or assistance regarding requests for reasonable accommodation under the Americans With Disabilities Act can be obtained from the College Affirmative Action Office.

Rice Lake Police Department Range

2074 23rd Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868

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Contact Information

Jennifer Ruid

800.243.9482, ext. 5488

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Course Fee: $100

To preregister, complete registration form in link below, and (pick one method):

  • Fax to: 715-234-5172
  • Mail to: Jennifer Ruid, WITC, 1900 College Drive, Rice Lake, WI 54868
  • Email: Fill in information, save file, attach to email and send to Jennifer Ruid
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