Law Enforcement

Firearms - Patrol Rifle Operator aka: Tactical/Patrol Rifle

May 18 2017 - May 19 2017


This 16 hours course provides students with the information and hands-on experience needed to effectively use a Rifle. 

Meets POST 1081 Mandate and Penal Code section 33220(b).

Course of instruction covers (1) Law Update (2) Review of User of Force Issues, Agency Policies, and Mission (3) Safety Issues (4) Nomenclature, Specifications, and Capabilities (5) Firearm Care, Breakdown, and Cleaning (6) Cleaning (6) Tactical Considerations (7) Skill Development and Qualification.

Designed For:

Law Enforcement personnel who are or will be authorized to carry and deploy a long or short barrel patrol rifle.

Dress Code: 

Range appropriate attire. BDU's, Jeans with duty belt / polo shirt. 





Certificate awarded upon completion.

College of Record

Gavilan College


The Academy - Coyote Valley Campus
560 Bailey Ave.
San Jose, CA. 95141



Students are required to supply 600 rounds for their rifle, 100 rounds for their duty sidearm, eye and ear protection, proper duty holster.

POST Control Number: 2540-32075-16xxx

All classes require full payment or a designated deposit at time of reservation. We accept Visa and MasterCard (a transaction fee of 2% will apply), cash, money order and cashier's check (made payable to SBRPSTC). Agency billing may also be arranged. Financial aid and VA benefits may be available. All fees subject to change.

Meeting days/times

Thursday - Friday 0800 to 1700


Agency personnel: please phone in (or email to: the following information:

  • Class Requested
  • Agency Name
  • Training Officer (TO) Name
  • TO's Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Attendee Name(s), Email Address, DOB

Self-sponsored students: Contact our main office at (408) 229-4299 to register. Be prepared to submit partial or full payment, depending on the class. All registration documents and final payment must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start date of the course. Only certain courses have downloadable registration materials; click here to view a list of those courses.

All Students are required to pay for the course by the first day of class.

Non-U.S. Citizens

If you are not a U.S. citizen but have a Permanent Resident card, you will need to upload a copy of the front and back of the card to your Student Web Portal account.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

Out of consideration for people who are on a waiting list please cancel your reservation no later than 21 days prior to first day of class. After the 21-day cancellation period, students will forfeit 25.00. Substitutions or transfer of registration to another (qualified public safety) member is permitted.

Course Cancellation

Each class has a minimum enrollment requirement. If the minimum enrollment is not reached for the course three weeks before the class begins, the class will be cancelled, and deposits will be refunded in full.

*ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. NO EXCEPTIONS. When possible students will be advised of any fee changes prior to course start date. Tuition fee increases made at anytime by the State Chancellor's office may require collection of additional fees from students. We Accept Visa, MasterCard, Money Order, Cashier's Check, Cash or Agency Billing (by arrangement). Make Money Order or Cashiers Checks payable to: SBRPSTC

Out of State or Non-Affiliated students who have not lived in California for at least one (1) year and one (1) day prior to start of college semester are subject to "out of state" college registration fees in addition to the fees listed above. Please check with our staff for details and exact costs.

This program is presented through the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium of Community Colleges (SBRPSTC), which includes Gavilan College, Monterey Peninsula College, Ohlone College, Hartnell College, Foothill College, Lake Tahoe Community College, Mission College, College of San Mateo, Cabrillo College and the San Jose Evergreen Community College District.

Only courses and programs presented for college credit will be funded, transcripted and certified through one of these accredited institutions.