SWAT Team Assessment Course
What are the current strengths and weaknesses of your SWAT team? How should you prioritize your limited time and budget resources? How are other teams addressing the issues your team is currently dealing with?
This POST-approved 24-hour / 3-day course was designed to help SWAT team leaders and administrators evaluate and self-audit their team. A review of a team in all pertinent areas should occur with some regularity to help identify training and equipment priorities, assist with future planning, identify areas of strength and weakness, and ensure compliance with state and national best practices. Students will have an opportunity to assess their team in all critical areas while interacting with their peers to gain ideas for growth and change.
Whether you are an inexperienced SWAT commander or career tactical officer, this course will offer you an opportunity to review your team in a structured format and plan for its future.
Topics covered include:
State and national best practices and standards
Case law review for SWAT-related issues
Common liability pitfalls surround the use of specialized tactical teams
Selection / retention process
SOPs and policies
Use of chemical agents, diversionary devices and specialty munitions
Use of technology
Risk analysis and mitigation procedures
Team leadership evaluation
Response to planned operations
Response to unplanned operations
Sniper element training & management
Note taking materials
**Dress is casual for this course
This course is put on at multiple locations throughout the state. Check course flyer for specific location.
Recommended lodging: See course flyer.