Sgt. Edward F.
Edward F. Gross is a twenty-three year veteran of law
enforcement. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal arts from
Franklin Pierce College, in Rindge N.H. His involvement in heavy barrel
rifle marksmanship began in 1982, and tactical police operations in
1987. As team leader of a City Police Department scoped rifle unit, he
has been deployed and involved in numerous successful tactical
He is an adjunct instructor for the N.H. Police Standards and
Training Council (Police Academy), and certified firearms instructor,
holding a number of instructor certifications.
Since 1990 he has conducted police sniper/ observer training for
officers across a broad spectrum of Law Enforcement agencies throughout
the United States and Internationally.
His sniper training is extensive and includes the following law
enforcement, military and civilian sources;
NRA, Law Enforcement Long-Range
Scoped Rifle School, Palm Bay, Florida, Feb. ‘89.
NRA Law Enforcement Basic Rifle
Instructor Development School, Quantico VA., May ‘90.
US Army Marksmanship Unit, Small
Arms Firing School, National Matches, Camp Perry, Ohio, Aug.’90.
Carlos Hathcock II / Virginia Beach,
Police Advanced Counter Sniper School, Virginia Beach, VA. Oct. ‘90.
US Army Marksmanship Unit, Advanced
Small Arms Firing School, National Matches, Camp Perry, Ohio., Jul.
NRA Law Enforcement Rifle Instructor
Development School, Keene, NH. Sep.’91.
International Association Of Chiefs
Of Police, Police Long Rifle Certification Course., Ft. Dix, NJ.
USMC Law Enforcement Sniper Course,
2nd Marine Division Schools, USMC. Camp Lejuene NC., Mar.‘92. "Clean
NRA, Law Enforcement Long-Range
Scoped Rifle Instructor Development School, Ft. Devens, Mass., April
94. "Top Gun".
US ARMY, 10th SFG (ABN) SOTIC Ft.
Devens, Mass. 94-95.
SNIPERCRAFT, INC., Advanced sniper workshop. Avon Park, Fla.
Operational Tactics, Inc., SWAT /
Sniper Symposium, Bethesda, MD. Jan. '98 & 99.
SNIPERCRAFT, INC. Sniperweek-SWAT/Sniper
seminar and Snipercraft Challenge, 99, '00, '01, '02.
His experiences include numerous
courses and seminars on various aspects of hostage situations,
barricaded suspects, tactical supervision. He has actively worked joint
operations with the United States Secret Service Presidential protection
detail during Presidential & VP visits, and other dignitary protection.
Gross has been a member of the N.H.
State Rifle Team (one of seven) in 1990 & 1991, and State Rifle Team
Captain in 1993 at the National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio.
He’s won numerous awards for precision shooting, was the 1996 winner
(team and individual events) and 1997 (individual event), of the “Police
Sniper” competition at the N.H. State Police Convention.
He is a recipient of the “Distinguished Rifleman Badge”, awarded by
the United States Army for competition on the National level. He is the
1141st civilian to earn this award since 1891.
He founded Crosshairs Incorporated and is the Executive Director of
the training academy, created to provide professional sniper training to
the law enforcement community. He is the adjunct instructor for the
Advanced Tactical Scoped Rifle Schools at the Smith & Wesson Academy and
SIG Arms Academy.
He is the Vice-president of the American Sniper Association (ASA), a
non-profit professional association for active Law enforcement, military
and corrections snipers.
He is currently working on his first book on the subject of law