Course detail: Basic Patrol Rifle

The Basic Patrol Rifle course is designed to provide law enforcement officers with the foundational knowledge and skills to effectively and safely utilize a patrol rifle while on duty. 
This course is aimed at officers with limited or no prior experience with rifles and serves as an introduction to patrol rifle operations. 

Instructional emphasis will be provided in the following areas: 

Firearms Safety: The course begins with a comprehensive overview of firearms safety principles, emphasizing safe handling, storage, transport, and use of patrol rifles. This includes discussions on muzzle awareness, trigger discipline, and the importance of following established safety protocols. 
Patrol Rifle Fundamentals: Participants learn about the various components of a patrol rifle, its operation, and its basic functions. This includes topics such as rifle nomenclature, safe loading and unloading procedures, and proper storage practices.
Marksmanship Basics: Officers are introduced to fundamental marksmanship techniques, focusing on developing proper shooting stances, grip, sight alignment, sight picture, and trigger control. Emphasis is placed on achieving accuracy and precision while engaging targets at varying distances.
Shooting Positions and Techniques: Participants practice shooting from different positions,including standing, kneeling, and prone. They will also learn techniques for shooting from cover and utilizing barricades effectively.
Firearm Handling and Manipulation: The course covers essential firearm handling skills, such as reloading techniques, magazine changes, and addressing malfunctions. Officers learn how to clear common malfunctions and execute immediate action drills to quickly restore the rifle's functionality.
Target Engagement: Officers are proficient in engaging stationary and moving targets individually and in multiple target scenarios. Training includes shooting drills that simulate real-world situations encountered during patrol duty.

Competency: Participants will be able to decide upon the prescribed course of action or technique that will provide a greater safety level in various environments, events, and situations. 

Who should attend: Law Enforcement Officers 

Course Requirements: 100% attendance and participation 

Instructional Method: 
  • Lecture 
  • Discussion 
  • Demonstration 
  • Practical Exercise 

Recommended Equipment: 
  • Body Armor 
  • Duty Belt 
  • Duty Weapon 
  • 1,000 .223 rounds 
  • 1,000 duty handgun rounds.

Fitness Requirements and Expectations: ACTIVE 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email KLETC or call 620.694.1400 at least three weeks before the first day of the event. Some events may require notice earlier than three weeks and require you contact a specific individual; if so, that information is provided in the event-specific information.

 Session Information: LE24107F

Schedule: Every day, starting on 10/10/23 and ending on 10/11/23
Only 16 days left to register!
Times: 08:00am-05:00pm CDT


Participants are responsible for their own travel, meals and lodging.


Name Additional Resources
Randy Ralston

Facility Detail

Garden City Police Training Center
2250 S. Old Highway 83
Garden City, KS 67846

Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $25.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 10 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.