Hickcox, Pat
Night Vision Operator FULL
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)
  • 600 rounds of non-AP ammo
  • Duty handgun with 3 magazines (Pistol light and night sights recommended)
  • 300 rounds pistol ammo

  • 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 (Ret) 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. He 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.