Sniper Qualification Tab
The appeal of this insignia is that it is very professional looking, not overly aggressive or politically incorrect, and symbolizes the following ideal characteristics of the police sniper trained officer:
Sniper Rifle: The tool that the sniper uses to observe, report, and save lives.
Crosshairs: The surgical accuracy that can be delivered if called upon, or forced, to take a shot.
SWAT Operator Insignia: The core competency attributes possessed by the police sniper.
The Sniper Qualification Tab is a commercially stocked item that is available as a uniform pin. The pins are constructed with a double clutch back. They are 2" wide x 3/4" high, and come in various colors and three levels (sniper, senior sniper, and master sniper).
Below is an example of the graduation schedule from one level to the next used by many agencies.
|Police Sniper Qual Tab |
|Senior Police Sniper Qual Tab|
|Master Police Sniper Qual Tab|
The Police Sniper Qualification Tab was originally designed by CMI in 1998 for graduates of our police sniper schools. It has since been adopted nationally and is accepted by many agencies as their official insignia for police sniper trained officers.