Law Enforcement

Firearms - Patrol Rifle Instructor

Nov 6 2017 - Nov 10 2017


The Patrol Rifle Instructor Course is a five day PSP/CPT credit course dealing with hostile suspect encounters. Once completed, students will have teaching techniques that are realistic to actual encounters. In Patrol Rifle we will cover, train, and prepare instructors to take techniques back to their agencies that are proven reliable; that take into account human reaction times and fighting in the reactionary gap. Student Instructors will learn to use OODA Loop (Observe, Orient, Decision, and Action) that is prevalent in every deadly force encounter and how to impart that knowledge to their students through various drills and scenarios. Students will be moving forward, backward, laterally, and at oblique angles to get off the line of attack. Quick yet smooth movement will be emphasized and reinforced to get the rifle into the fight quickly. One- and two-officer drills will teach partner communication, proper combat follow through techniques, contact/cover positioning and enhancing the winning mindset to prepare officers for these encounters.

SBRPSTC will provide student instructors with a course workbook outlining different techniques, courses of fire, and suggestions for taking this training back to their own agency. We will provide the student instructors with a course outline of our lesson plan which they can build on to customize the training to their environments; whether they work in a rural or urban area, and the various impediments of their every day duty such as uniforms and duty gear. SBRPSTC utilizes the Coach/Shooter training format to keep down time to a minimum and to enhance the student instructors teaching capabilities. This class is kept to a maximum of twenty-four students working in two relays of twelve on the line at a time to insure safety and to provide hands on training and correction to help the student’s ingrain proper technique and knowledge of the subject matter.

Designed For:

Previously certified Firearms Instructors and agency designated trainers in patrol rifle


1  POST Plan III


California POST Patrol Rifle Instructor

College of Record

Ohlone College


Ripon PD Range
259 N. Wilma Ave.,
Ripon, CA 95366




POST Plan III CC# 2540-32112-17-002

Students must bring handgun (200 rds), department approved rifle (800 rds), flashlight, vest, eye and ear protection, cleaning gear.

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

Monday to 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.

All students are required to apply through OpenCCC. Refer to the College of Record, listed previously on this flyer, then click here for step-by-step instructions according to that college. (Exceptions: POST Management Course or any other Contract course.)

Non-U.S. Citizens

If you are not a U.S. citizen but have a Permanent Resident card, email a copy of the front and back of the card (indicate the class in which you are registering) to:

Cancellation / Refund Policy

All classes require full payment due by or before the first day of class. 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 a minimum of $50 for materials expenses associated with unexcused cancellations. Substitutions or transfer of registration to another student is permitted upon approval.

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, and Cabrillo College.

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