Bartlett, Derrick
Snipers at Work

Many people, both inside and outside the tactical community, have a limited understanding of what police snipers really do, or when and where they do it. A sniperís true mission is surrounded in mystery and mythology. This is to the detriment of the dedicated individuals filling the sniper role on tactical teams around the country. This presentation will look closely at the real world of police sniper operations. Through various historical case studies, we will learn about training, equipment and tactics unique to the most challenging and important job in the tactical world

Derrick Bartlett - Bio
Derrick Bartlett is a 28-year veteran of law enforcement. As a member of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, he served as a SWAT/Sniper for sixteen years and was responsible for team training. Over twenty years in special operations have provided him with unique opportunities to work and train with numerous elite tactical units and renowned instructors. As Director of Snipercraft, Inc., he has provided instruction for snipers and supervisors for over one thousand law enforcement agencies, throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to dozens of magazine articles, he is the author of the books, Snipercraft: The Art of the Police Sniper, Staring at the Crosshairs and Riding the Recoil, and a contributing author to the training manual, Police Sniper Training and Operations. He is the creator of Tactical Vision, an observation skills course for police officers and tactical personnel. Derrick is also the President of the American Sniper Association and serves on the advisory boards of several other tactical organizations.