Law Enforcement

Firearms - Patrol Rifle User

May 26 2020 - May 28 2020


This 24-hour course provides students with the information and hands-on experience needed to effectively uses a rifle.

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

Course of instruction covers:

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

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

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: BDUs, jeans with duty belt, polo shirt. 





Certificate awarded upon completion.

College of Record

Gavilan College

College Term



560 Bailey Ave.
San Jose, CA 95141

Meeting days/times

Tuesday - Thursday 0800 - 1700



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: 2540-32075-19-030

Late Cancellation Fee

$50 if cancelled after 5/5/20

Payment Information

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 checks (made payable to SBRPSTC). Agency billing may also be arranged. Financial aid and VA benefits may be available.

*ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. When possible, students will be advised of any fee changes prior to course start date. Tuition fee increases made at any time by the State Chancellor’s office may require collection of additional fees from students.

Students who have not lived in California for at least one (1) year and (1) day prior to start of college semester or do not meet other college criteria may be considered “out-of-state” students, and subject to additional fees to the ones listed above. Please check with our staff for details and exact costs.


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
  • Method of payment if applicable

Self-sponsored students: Contact our main office at (408) 229-4299 to register. Be prepared to submit full or partial payment, depending on the class

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, your reservation must be cancelled no later than 30 days prior to first day of class. After the 30-day cancellation period, students/agencies will forfeit a minimum of $50 for materials expenses associated with unexcused cancellations. Substitutions or transfer of your reservation to another student is permitted upon approval.

Course Cancellation by South Bay

Each class has a minimum enrollment requirement. If the minimum enrollment is not reach for the course three weeks prior to the beginning of the class, the class may be cancelled and any deposits/payments will be refunded in full.

College Application Process

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, 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 the above accredited institutions.

Funds generated through this process offset the costs of each course, thereby reducing student fees for the student/agency and allowing us to present more courses. Consequently, we require all students taking one of our college-based courses to apply to the designated college using OpenCCC, the online college application system by which the majority of community colleges collects registration and transcription information.

Students will receive reservation confirmation and class information along with college application instructions approximately 45 days before the class starts. If applicable, you will be required to complete the college application process and submit your South Bay Registration Form, to include your OpenCCC and applicable College ID numbers no later than 30 days before the class start date.*Failure to complete the college application process may result in your cancellation from the course or additional course/cancellation fees.