Law Enforcement DDM

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  •  27 June, 2022 - 01 July, 2022
     08:00 - 17:00

Law Enforcement Designated Defensive Marksman: June 27 – July 1 2022

Location: Classroom – Samarcand Training Academy, NC

3600 Samarcand Rd, Jackson Springs, NC 27281

Fee: There is no fee for this training

Length: 5 days (40 hours)

Designed For: Sworn North Carolina Law Enforcement Officers

Meals, Lodging, and Incidentals: Provided by Samarcand Academy.

Prerequisites: Students must be sworn law enforcement officers or currently serving in a law enforcement capacity as a member of the United States Armed Forces. The priority of registration is given to NC state and local civilian law enforcement officers. All participants should be in good general health and physical condition and capable of performing minimal physical skills associated with field exercises described in this course.

Ammo: Officers should strive to bring 600 rounds for their shooting platform. We understand some departments will not be able to meet this amount. 

Description: The 5-day Law Enforcement Sniper training course is designed to train officers from various law  enforcement agencies to employ high-powered precision rifles. Participants will be trained in the areas listed below.

  • Ballistics
  • Data Book
  • Shooter/Spotter Comm
  • MIL vs. MOA Reticle
  • Range Estimation
  • Unknown Distance
  • Shooting Positions
  • Observation

MANTA training is provided free of charge to Law Enforcement Officers through a Governor’s Crime Commission Grant and the NC National Guard Counterdrug Program.

For more information or to receive help in registering for a class, contact us at:
984-664-6045/ 704-400-9960



Venue Phone: 910-673-0651

Venue Website:

3600 Samarcand Road, Jackson Springs, North Carolina, 27281, United States


Occupying 430 acres in Moore County, Samarcand Training Academy provides correctional, in-service, law enforcement and advanced law enforcement training.

A 2013 North Carolina General Assembly allocation of $10.4 million has been used to convert the former Samarkand Manor into a corrections and law enforcement training center for the Department of Public Safety. Samarcand has six classrooms, dormitory space capable of housing overnight students, and a cafeteria.

The primary purpose of the academy is to conduct basic training for correctional officers, probation/parole officers and juvenile justice employees, as well as other in-service training.  The law enforcement agencies within DPS will be able to use Samarcand to conduct in-service and advanced training programs, while other local, state and federal agencies may also conduct training at the facility from time to time.