Basic Patrol Rifle Course

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Steve Zagacki – Troy Police Department. A 28-year veteran, SWAT Team Officer, currently assigned to the Training Section. Officer Zagacki is certified in a number of disciplines including firearms and tactical operations.

Course Description:

A two-day course where students receive instruction on the working knowledge, deployment and safe handling of the patrol rifle.


  • Nomenclature
  • Field strip
  • Maintenance
  • Deployment
  • Patrol rifle capabilities
  • How to safely deploy rifle in close quarters
  • Transitions
  • Malfunctions
  • Marksmanship drills

Required Equipment:

Department issued road patrol rifle with assigned optics and sling, 4 rifle magazines, rifle magazine pouches (if available), duty belt and duty pistol, 3 duty pistol magazines, training uniform (BDU pants if available), long sleeve shirts, long pants, hat, tactical gloves, eye protection, ear protection, clothing for outdoor range, rain gear, “Go-Bag” with snacks and water for hydration. Ammunition Required: 500 rounds of rifle ammunition, 100 rounds of pistol ammunition.

Course Details:

- 302 Funds Eligible -