Snipercraft NW instructors have over 36 years of law enforcement sniper experience as both current sniper team leaders and as  certified sniper instructors.  We are recognized by both the Washington State Tactical Officers Association (WSTOA) and the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC).  

Our lineage stems from Derrick Bartlett of Snipercraft out of Florida State and the American Sniper Association, without whom this training would not be possible.  We believe in applicable and realistic training as it applies to the law enforcement sniper and the challenges you will face before, during, and after deployment.

Mike Bertucci • Co-Owner and Lead Trainer

Mike was born and raised in Washington State. He grew up and spent the majority of his life in the Northwest. After serving in the United States Air Force he later went on to get his bachelor’s degree in Law and Justice from Central Washington University.

Mike worked in law enforcement as a police officer for over 25 years. During his time as a police officer he has served in the role of patrol officer, field training officer, detective, union president, patrol supervisor, narcotics supervisor and special operations supervisor. In addition to his normal police duties, Mike spent 20 years assigned to the Valley SWAT team up in the Northwest as a police sniper. During his time on the team as a Sniper Team Leader, he planned and participated in over 1,000 sniper missions.

Mike is currently the Washington State Tactical Officer’s Association (WSTOA) Sniper Advisor, as well as the American Sniper Association (ASA) region 5 representative for the Northwest (AK, ID, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD, WA, WY). He has also been the lead instructor for past Washington State basic and advanced sniper schools and is an adjunct instructor for Derrick Bartlett (ASA President) and his sniper training company (Snipercraft) out of Florida.

Mike is passionate about training and teaching snipers the skills they need to go out and protect the communities they serve!

To contact Mike directly, e-mail him at: mike@snipercraftnw.com

Phil Glover • Co-Owner and Lead Trainer

Phil was also born and raised in Washington State, and has spent his entire life in the Seattle-Tacoma area.  Phil graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in Society and Justice, and began his law enforcement career shortly thereafter.  

Phil has been a police officer for 27 years; serving as a patrol officer, field training officer, firearms instructor, major crimes detective, narcotics detective, and patrol sergeant.  Additionally Phil has served on the regional Valley SWAT team for 23 years; the last 19 of which as a sniper and sniper team leader.  

Phil has been an adjunct instructor for past Washington State basic sniper courses and for Derrick Bartlett of Snipercraft, and is excited to share his knowledge and passion for the profession of law enforcement sniping with both new and experienced tactical officers.    

To contact Phil directly, e-mail him at: phil@snipercraftnw.com