Hickcox, Pat
Night Vision Operator
3 DAYS
Hours: 24    Start Time: 08:00    End Time: 17:00    
SUN 18MON 19TUE 20WED 21THU 22FRI 23SAT 24

Night Vision equipment provides SWAT Operators with a significant advantage in both mission success and officer safety. A successful NVG program requires selecting appropriate equipment, understanding of their capabilities and limitations, as well as how to develop team SOP's and a NVG training program. This three-day course will cover a systematic approach to equipment selection, use, its limitations and operational considerations through classroom discussions, practical exercises covering interior movement as well open-air operations, live fire range drills and NV weapons qualification course, and scenario-based exercises using marking rounds.

Equipment List:
  • Entry Carbine with 3 magazines, sling and weapon light (IR laser recommended)
  • 250 rounds of non-AP ammo
  • Duty handgun with 3 magazines (Pistol light and night sights recommended)


  • Law Enforcement ID
  • Night Vision Monocular or goggle capable of being helmet mounted
  • Helmet with appropriate NVG mounts
  • Standard tactical gear
  • Handheld flashlight
  • Eye protection (Clear lenses)
  • Hearing protection
  • Pen and note pad
  • Spare batteries
  • Simmunition bolt / conversion kit for carbine
  • 100 Simunition rounds for carbine


  • Pat Hickcox - Bio
    Sgt. Pat Hickcox (Retired) served 23 years with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Phoenix, AZ. His assignments included; Team Leader of the full time Tactical Operations Unit, Supervisor in a Multi-Agency HIDTA Meth Lab Task Force, Homicide Supervisor and retiring in 2008 as a Class Sergeant at the Basic Training Academy. Pat is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Iraq in 2004-2005. He is also a founding board member of the Arizona Tactical Officers Association where he served as treasurer, vice president, and training coordinator.