SWAT


The Basic SWAT training course is the standard for personnel looking to up their qualifications or even as a refresher course or to build unit cohesion for a newly formed team.

This is an entry-level tactical class meant to provide a firm understanding of basic SWAT concepts and operations. This is a basic SWAT operator course. More advanced concepts will not be taught until each student understands and can apply the basics. The training begins with thought‐processing and individual tactics before moving into team tactics and technical skills. On completion, the student will understand the planning and preparation process required for SWAT applications and should be able to serve as a functional member of any SWAT team. It is up to the students to hone skills learned in the class, gain technical proficiency with other new skills and attain the necessary and assumed firm understanding and working knowledge of their units’ policies and SOPs. The basic SWAT course outline is an introduction to special weapons and tactics which in itself is a broad subject and the Advanced SWAT course is the next step of training.


The Advanced SWAT course is meant to provide a firm understanding of SWAT concepts and operations through classroom and well‐developed field exercises. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate response to/resolve a barricaded suspect situation, hostage-rescue tactics and techniques, entry (breaching) techniques, movement/stealth techniques to accomplish perimeter containment, and control and operational procedures. Basic SWAT course is not required as a prerequisite; however, the student must demonstrate prior knowledge of Basic SWAT operator course concepts. The training complements the body’s natural reaction to stress and the sympathetic nervous system responses, allowing a seamless transition from training to real‐world applications. On completion, the student will have demonstrated the ability to complete the preparation processes required for SWAT and be able to serve as a functional member of any SWAT team. It is up to the students to hone skills learned in this class, gain technical proficiency with other new skills, and gain a firm understanding and working knowledge of their units’ policies and SOPs. This class is a SWAT team leader development course and SWAT instructor course level material.

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