Law Enforcement Patrol Designated Marksman (PDM)

Course Description

The Patrol Designated Marksman program is designed for law enforcement agencies as a way to bridge the gap between the arrival of patrol units and the deployment of SWAT, in incidents requiring a high degree of firearm precision.  These circumstances include threats or use of WMD’s, active shooter, (especially at distance or in elevated positions) and emergency hostage rescue.  Patrol Designated Marksmen are not “snipers,” they are on-duty patrol officers with the training, education and equipment to successfully resolve these threats rapidly if necessary, reducing the threat to innocent citizens.

All of Olympic Tactical’s PDM instructors are former law enforcement and current Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) certified Scoped Rifle Instructors


PDM Instructors working with students during a PDM Instructor Course

Course outline

This two day (16 hour) course covers topics and training including:

  • Policy; when and how the PDM deploys (Individualized per department)
  •  Basics of precision rifle marksmanship
  • Use of magnifying rifle scope, sighting in
  • Engagements at extreme up or down angles
  • Distant moving target engagement
  • Distant Threat Identification
  • Practical exercises out to 200 yards
  • Qualification at 100 yards

PDM Instructor and Student at 100 YD Zero Position

Requirements and Equipment

Students must be reserve or full-time law enforcement officers, be qualified Patrol Rifle Operators, and have the following equipment:

  • .223/5.56 or .308 Patrol Rifle with minimum 3 power optic, capable of 2.5 inch group at 100 yards
  • Bipod, rifle sling
  • 200 rounds ammunition
  • Ear/eye protection, body armor
  • Range appropriate clothing and footwear
  • Water, food/energy bars

Olympic Tactical provides the range, all targets, instruction, handouts and, to those who successfully complete the course, Scoped Rifle Operator Certificates.

The cost of this course and included materials is: $300
(We schedule based on demand. Click Request Course to let us know you’re interested.)

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Greg Glassock

Founder & CEO After leaving Law Enforcement and recognizing a need for high-level firearms and tactical instruction to industry professionals, Greg founded Olympic Tactical & Investigations. He began networking with industry leaders and worked his way up to Assistant Lead Instructor for the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission Private Security/Private Investigator and Bail Enforcement Agent Firearms Division. He became a leader surrounded by instructors who had more experience but did not let that slow him down and mastered all the disciplines offered by CJTC. Greg then spent the next few years finding and vetting out those instructors with the same drive and ethics as his own to build a team of industry leaders of his own. He did not stop with Washington State when he reached the top he looked around and found other states with the same needs. He made a push into Oregon and California as well and now holds instructor certifications for the west coast. Greg is not only an instructor but holds credentials to teach and certify Instructors. Greg is active in the development of curriculum for private companies as well as state and federal agencies.

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