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Advanced Crisis Negotiations
3
DAYS
This course is intended for law enforcement personnel who have prior training and experience in crisis negotiations. It is recommended that students have attended Basic Crisis Negotiations prior to attending this class. This course will include a review of critical basic course concepts and build upon them to provide officers with the best practices in the field of negotiations. The student will learn negotiation strategies from actual incident debrief/case studies, class discussions, and practical exercises/scenarios.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Retired
Associate
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202417106/3/20245/30/2024Members: $320.00
Non-Mem: $375.00
Secaucus, NJOblinger, Daniel
202403007/1/20245/31/2024Members: $320.00
Non-Mem: $375.00
Huntsville, ALCaudill, Jeffrey
202441808/6/20247/6/2024Members: $320.00
Non-Mem: $375.00
Belfast, MEDrucker, Harry
202430008/19/20247/19/2024Members: $320.00
Non-Mem: $375.00
South Jordan, UTCaudill, Jeffrey
202443008/26/20247/26/2024Members: $320.00
Non-Mem: $375.00
Lexington, SCTorres, Victor4
SEATS LEFT
202449108/27/20247/26/2024Members: $320.00
Non-Mem: $375.00
Newport News, VATorres, Victor
2024382010/7/20249/7/2024Members: $320.00
Non-Mem: $375.00
Bowling Green, OHCaudill, Jeffrey
2024432011/18/20249/8/2024Members: $320.00
Non-Mem: $375.00
Brownsburg, INTorres, Victor
2024320010/16/20249/15/2024Members: $320.00
Non-Mem: $375.00
Broomall, PADrucker, Harry
2024271011/4/202410/4/2024Members: $320.00
Non-Mem: $375.00
Janesville, WICaudill, Jeffrey
202432204/30/20253/30/2025Members: $320.00
Non-Mem: $375.00
Steamboat Springs, COCaudill, Jeffrey
Ballistic Shield
2
DAYS
This course is designed to teach the student various methods of ballistic shield use during tactical clearing. This includes firearms drills with the shield, the use of one and two officer shield teams, and the use and construction of a tactical mirror.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202408007/15/20247/15/2024Members: $406.00
Non-Mem: $461.00
Lakewood, WAShumate, Jake
202447608/26/20247/26/2024Members: $406.00
Non-Mem: $461.00
Cranston , RIOgden, Derek
202410709/30/20248/30/2024Members: $406.00
Non-Mem: $461.00
Webb City, MOShumate, Jake
2024251011/14/202410/15/2024Members: $406.00
Non-Mem: $461.00
Altoona, IAShumate, Jake
2024138012/9/202411/8/2024Members: $406.00
Non-Mem: $461.00
Lorain, OHShumate, Jake
202437001/6/202512/7/2024Members: $406.00
Non-Mem: $461.00
Florence, ALShumate, Jake
Basic Crisis Negotiations
5
DAYS
This is a basic level course designed for law enforcement and corrections personnel, mental health professionals, supervisors / team leaders and commanders who are assigned to, work with, or oversee the functions of a crisis / hostage negotiations team. This course is also appropriate for law enforcement and corrections personnel who aspire to join a crisis / hostage negotiations team. This curriculum is designed to meet the standards set forth by the National Council of Negotiations Associations for a basic course of study for police crisis / hostage negotiators. Although it is a "basic" course, it represents a robust and comprehensive view of the most likely negotiation problems and best techniques to resolve them peacefully. It is suitable for experienced negotiators desiring a refresher course.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Retired
Associate
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202416006/24/20245/24/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
San Marcos, TXDrucker, Harry
202401608/5/20247/5/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Sioux City, IACole, Stuart
202433109/9/20248/9/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Idaho Falls, IDDrucker, Harry
202438109/30/20248/30/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Bowling Green, OHTorres, Victor
2024272010/14/20249/13/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Janesville, WICole, Stuart
2024315010/21/20249/20/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Franklin, INCaudill, Jeffrey
2024478011/4/202410/4/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Minneapolis, MNTorres, Victor
2024483011/18/202410/18/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Monroeville, PADoering, Patrick
Basic SWAT
5
DAYS
Individuals who have recently been assigned to SWAT and have not received basic SWAT training will benefit from this comprehensive introduction to tactical skills. Students will be introduced to basic SWAT topics, tactics and techniques including a historical overview of SWAT, team organization and structure, resolution of barricaded suspect situations, covert individual and team movement, searches and room clearing, chemical agents, less-lethal options, warrant service and multiple field training exercises. This is a hands-on, high-intensity course in which students practice tactics and techniques in the field.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202437806/10/20246/6/2024Members: $779.00
Non-Mem: $834.00
Stroudsburg, PACortina, Benny
202419907/15/20247/11/2024Members: $779.00
Non-Mem: $834.00
Marshalltown, IALong, Jason
202438309/23/20248/23/2024Members: $779.00
Non-Mem: $834.00
Bensalem, PAYosi, Ron
2024317010/14/20249/13/2024Members: $779.00
Non-Mem: $834.00
Orangeburg, SCMaldonado, Erick
2024426010/21/20249/20/2024Members: $779.00
Non-Mem: $834.00
Richmond, INYosi, Ron
High-Risk Warrant Service
3
DAYS
This comprehensive course will train SWAT personnel in the elements of a high-risk warrant service. Concepts involving warrant planning; intelligence gathering; target site scouting; uses of diversion and breaching; and methods of executing the warrant inclusive of breach and hold, limited penetration, and contain and call out will be taught in this hands-on, challenging course.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202428407/22/20246/21/2024Members: $554.00
Non-Mem: $609.00
Winnemucca, NVLong, Jason
2024106010/14/20249/13/2024Members: $554.00
Non-Mem: $609.00
Soledad, CAShumate, Jake
202500804/7/20253/7/2025Members: $554.00
Non-Mem: $609.00
Richmond, INLong, Jason
Hostage Rescue Tactics
5
DAYS
This course offers training for SWAT team members with prior basic SWAT training and will address advanced tactics and techniques. Students will be introduced to and trained in the crucial aspects of hostage rescue operations. Topics include hostage rescue concepts, rapid deployment, emergency entry tactics, tactical operations center, and crisis negotiations concepts. Hostage rescue techniques and force options will be covered in-depth including stronghold, vehicle, and tactical precision long rifle options. The students will complete multiple fast-paced field training exercises that will improve and enhance tactical skills.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202407908/5/20247/5/2024Members: $779.00
Non-Mem: $834.00
Soledad, CAShumate, Jake2
SEATS LEFT
Law Enforcement Response to Suicidal Subjects: Legal Realities and Options
1
DAYS
This course is a virtual course that is instructor-led.

This entire course is conducted online via Zoom. This 1-day course is designed to educate police personnel on the legalities and challenges faced when responding to suicidal subjects. Unique perspectives are provided to provoke discussion within agencies to truly understand the relevant Constitutional requirements. Case law examples are provided as talking points to guide policy and response decision-making. In addition, model programs from throughout the United States are presented as potential options for agencies to consider.
NOTE: Students will participate in group discussions. This version of Law Enforcement Response to Suicidal Subjects: Legal Realities and Options is conducted entirely online through a live instructor-led process. Students will need a computer or tablet with webcam and microphone capabilities in order to participate in this course.
Less Lethal, FSDD, Chemical Agent Instructor Certification
5
DAYS
THIS INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION EXPIRES FOUR YEARS AFTER COMPLETION OF THE CERTIFICATION COURSE.

The Less Lethal Impact Projectiles Instructor Course is a train the trainer course designed to familiarize attendees with less lethal weapons, impact munitions and deployment tactics. Topics to be covered include instructor development techniques, less lethal force philosophy, case law, policy issues, technology overview, deployment tactics, product demonstrations, and less lethal practical scenarios.

The Flash Sound Diversionary Device Instructor Course is a train the trainer course designed to familiarize attendees with flash sound diversionary devices (FSDD). Topics to be covered include history of diversionary devices, definitions, and nomenclature, legal aspects of diversionary devices, policy issues, preparation and deployment of diversionary devices, and practical application.

The Chemical Agent Instructor Course is a train the trainer course designed to familiarize attendees with chemical munitions. Topics to be covered include history, products and characteristics, delivery systems, hazards, decontamination, gas masks, and general tactics as they relate to the use of chemical agents.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202440907/15/20245/16/2024Members: $911.00
Non-Mem: $966.00
Milford, CTMartinez, Mark1
SEATS LEFT
202439908/12/20246/12/2024Members: $911.00
Non-Mem: $966.00
Spokane, WAPearson, David4
SEATS LEFT
202438506/24/20246/20/2024Members: $911.00
Non-Mem: $966.00
Fort Collins, COMartinez, Mark
202415008/26/20246/26/2024Members: $911.00
Non-Mem: $966.00
Baraboo, WIMcCartney, Michael
202438009/9/20247/9/2024Members: $911.00
Non-Mem: $966.00
North Ridgeville, OHSorensen, Robert
2024429011/18/20249/18/2024Members: $911.00
Non-Mem: $966.00
Chesapeake, VAMartinez, Mark
202500401/27/202511/27/2024Members: $911.00
Non-Mem: $966.00
South Salt Lake City, UTScholz, Doug
202501103/24/20251/22/2025Members: $911.00
Non-Mem: $966.00
Reading, PAMartinez, Mark
Managing Critical Incidents
1
DAYS
This one-day course is designed to provide law enforcement supervisors and command personnel with the information and tools needed to manage a large-scale critical incident. This course will include a NIMS review, but the focus of the course is providing the tools for supervisors and command personnel to succeed when responding to active threats. The roles and responsibilities of the Incident Commander will be discussed and applied through practical group exercises. Command decision-making through a proven system that streamlines the flow of direction and information will be a central focus of this course.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Associate
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202440806/28/20245/28/2024Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
Newport Beach, CAWalker, Travis
202441207/1/20245/31/2024Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
College Park, MDPergola, Mark
202422607/8/20246/7/2024Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
Bryan, TXMcDuffie, Ralph
202440206/24/20246/17/2024Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
West Palm Beach, FLBigelow, Jonathan
202436608/7/20247/7/2024Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
Bountiful, UTWalker, Travis
202442308/9/20247/9/2024Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
Apex, NCPergola, Mark
202429207/15/20247/10/2024Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
Chandler, AZMcDuffie, Ralph
202443908/12/20247/12/2024Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
Frisco, TXWalker, Travis
202405209/9/20248/9/2024Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
Ontario, OHBigelow, Jonathan
202430109/20/20248/20/2024Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
Danville, PAMcDuffie, Ralph
2024436012/2/202411/1/2024Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
La Vista, NEWalker, Travis
202502802/18/20251/18/2025Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
Chesterfield, VABigelow, Jonathan
Manual and Shotgun Breaching
2
DAYS
This two-day course will cover the basic concepts associated with forcible entry into a structure, as well as practical and legal considerations. Instruction will include the proper selection and use of breaching tools, including the shotgun.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Police Counter Ambush Tactics
2
DAYS
This 2-day course is designed to educate and prepare police officers in the event of an ambush. Officers will be trained in techniques to eliminate or mitigate the threat. Officers will also be trained in the application of tactical emergency medicine through the use of tourniquets, pressure dressings and direct pressure. This is a hands-on, high-intensity course in which students practice tactics and techniques in the field.
There is a 3rd day that is optional and dedicated to firearms and vehicle operations.


COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202418507/29/20246/28/2024Members: $427.00
Non-Mem: $482.00
Sioux City, IAIkemiyashiro, Michael
202430309/23/20248/23/2024Members: $427.00
Non-Mem: $482.00
Xenia, OHPeriatt, Chris
Police Response to Active Shooter Instructor Certification
4
DAYS
Innovative tactics and tried-and-true techniques are the hallmark of this course which is designed for individuals assigned the responsibility to teach police and SWAT personnel in immediate deployment / rapid intervention techniques. This is a train-the-trainer course. Topics to be covered include an historical overview of active shooter situations including school shootings, immediate deployment / rapid intervention tactics, barricade-hostage rescue concepts and instructional techniques. Simunitions weapons will be used in field training exercises.

*** It is highly recommended that students bring a laptop computer to class.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202417906/3/20245/3/2024Members: $712.00
Non-Mem: $767.00
Sanford, FLHilliker, Pat
202401407/22/20246/21/2024Members: $712.00
Non-Mem: $767.00
Traverse City, MIEmbry, Alex
202435408/12/20247/12/2024Members: $712.00
Non-Mem: $767.00
Andover, MNEmbry, Alex
202445108/19/20247/19/2024Members: $712.00
Non-Mem: $767.00
Thornton, COMorris, Robert
202448409/9/20248/9/2024Members: $712.00
Non-Mem: $767.00
Eau Claire, WIHilliker, Pat
202437509/30/20248/30/2024Members: $712.00
Non-Mem: $767.00
Meredith, NHRamirez, Jose
Public Order Basic Command Certification
5
DAYS
This course is designed for law enforcement personnel responsible for the direct management or supervision of Public Order personnel during field operations. This course will expose law enforcement Public Order supervisors to contemporary public order issues, tactics, and procedures. Topics will include leadership, professionalism, risk mitigation, de-escalation tactics, decision-making, policy, crowd management theories, planning, legal issues, personal protective equipment, operational considerations, and use of force.

NOTE: Students will participate in group and functional exercises. Students must bring a computer, an example of an agency operational plan, and relevant agency policies. Students are required to pass a final course exam (taken online) to pass the course successfully.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202445707/8/20246/7/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Sanford, FLLee, Ryan
202443508/12/20247/12/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Edgewood, MDRaganella, Anthony
202416408/19/20247/19/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
San Marcos, TXRaganella, Anthony
202445608/26/20247/26/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Charleston, SCFomby, Spencer
202447509/9/20248/9/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Land O Lakes, FLDavidov, Peter
2024355010/7/20249/6/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Woodfin, NCLee, Ryan
2024172010/7/20249/6/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Saint Paul, MNDavidov, Peter
2024440010/14/20249/13/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Denton, TXHanson, Alan
2024388012/9/202411/8/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Cambridge, MARaganella, Anthony
202501901/27/202512/27/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Richardson, TXHanson, Alan
202501002/24/20251/24/2025Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Bellingham, WADavidov, Peter
Rescue Task Force Instructor Certification
3
DAYS
This course is designed to teach students the four main methods of warm zone care during active violence incidents. Driving tactics as well as a reasonable expectation for success during active violence incidents will be discussed. This course will expose law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel, as well as other public safety partners to operating in a warm zone environment to provide point of wounding care to patients. Tactical Emergency Casualty Care lessons will be provided so that all participants can provide appropriate point of wounding care. Discussions will include command and control considerations, including the establishment of unified command, common operating language, and essential on scene functions that must be performed for the incident to be successful. This course will provide the student with ongoing training ideas for their department as well as identify some common barriers that must be overcome.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202422006/10/20246/6/2024Members: $738.00
Non-Mem: $793.00
Springdale, ARAnderson, Edward2
SEATS LEFT
202402506/24/20246/20/2024Members: $738.00
Non-Mem: $793.00
Ontario, OHEtzin, James
202444508/12/20247/12/2024Members: $738.00
Non-Mem: $793.00
Middletown, RIEtzin, James
2024442010/2/20249/1/2024Members: $738.00
Non-Mem: $793.00
Redmond, ORAnderson, Edward
2024501010/16/20249/15/2024Members: $738.00
Non-Mem: $793.00
Bristol, TNFishel, Chris
Resolution of Barricaded Suspect
3
DAYS
This course will focus on procedures and tactics suitable to the resolution of an armed and barricaded suspect(s) situation. Upon successful completion of this course, the students will understand basic guidelines for resolution of barricaded incidents, the force options and its applications, the proper deployment of arrest team, entry personnel, precision rifle groups and containment personnel. Additional topics such as criteria for deployment, legal ramifications and use of diversionary, chemical and less-lethal devices will also be discussed. Designed for tactical operators, this course will challenge students to learn and apply advanced tactical concepts.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202439005/29/20245/27/2024Members: $554.00
Non-Mem: $609.00
DeFuniak Springs, FLCortina, Benny
2024389010/21/20249/21/2024Members: $554.00
Non-Mem: $609.00
Troy, MIYelton, Bill
2024437010/28/20249/27/2024Members: $554.00
Non-Mem: $609.00
Forsyth, GAShumate, Jake
2024371011/12/202410/12/2024Members: $554.00
Non-Mem: $609.00
Florence, ALYelton, Bill
202500705/26/20254/25/2025Members: $554.00
Non-Mem: $609.00
Richmond, INOgden, Derek
Scenario Based Tactical Operations
4
DAYS
This course is intended for SWAT team members who have prior training and experience in the barricade, warrant service and hostage rescue disciplines. It is recommended that students have attended Basic SWAT or SWAT I, and SWAT II (or equivalent) prior to attending this class.
Officers attending the course will be evaluated on their prior experience and training and will be tasked with various tactical scenarios dealing with barricade, warrant service, and hostage rescue incidents.
This will be an intensive scenario only based course, which will have no formal instruction prior to each training scenario and will require students to perform utilizing their prior experience. Throughout the course, students will be provided feedback and critiques on their performance.
Scenarios will include environments conducive to actual real-time operations, to include low-light and night-time operations.

THIS COURSE WILL END AT 2400 HOURS ON THE LAST DAY OF CLASS. STUDENTS SHOULD PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202416308/12/20248/1/2024Members: $712.00
Non-Mem: $767.00
San Marcos, TXCarmona, Christopher
School and Workplace Violence: Preparation and Response
2
DAYS
This is a special course for law enforcement, school, and business professionals dealing with selected issues in preparing for and responding to incidents of mass violence. All participants will begin classroom instruction together; the law enforcement attendees and the school / business attendees will then separate for continued instruction along tracks suited to the roles of each group. All participants will reunite for the practical application to allow for integration of their respective roles during field exercises. Utilizing both lecture and facilitated learning techniques, the following topics will be among those covered: threat analysis, the application of physical security systems and procedures to incidents of mass violence, emergency plan development and assessment, and law enforcement response issues. It is expected that participants are familiar with basic concepts in these areas. Special emphasis will be given to lessons learned from past incidents.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Retired
Associate
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202437608/26/20247/26/2024Members: $248.00
Non-Mem: $303.00
Moses Lake, WAFrancis, Richard
202449609/30/20248/30/2024Members: $248.00
Non-Mem: $303.00
Kennewick, WAFrancis, Richard
2024444010/21/20249/20/2024Members: $248.00
Non-Mem: $303.00
Crescent, PAFrancis, Richard
Shotgun Breaching Techniques
1
DAYS
This course is designed for those personnel who have the responsibility to perform shotgun breaching, using frangible / disintegrating projectiles, in support of police tactical operations. Classroom instruction and live fire practical application of learned skills will be conducted.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Single Officer Assailant Response (SOAR)
3
DAYS
This course prepares the individual officer with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed when responding to a critical incident involving active killing, in the single officer capacity. Our program focuses on enlightened conservation of the single officer response. We emphasize problem solving while utilizing fundamental tactics and techniques that are simple, effective and repeatable. These tactics and techniques have been gained and validated through real world experiences. Topics include judgement enhanced training, critical skills marksmanship and entry techniques for the single officer assailant response. The officer will complete multiple fast-paced field training exercises that will improve and enhance the officer's problem-solving ability in the single officer response.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202434906/10/20245/10/2024Members: $646.00
Non-Mem: $701.00
Osage, IASilvers, Sean
202437207/16/20246/15/2024Members: $646.00
Non-Mem: $701.00
Florence, ALLong, Jason
202440108/26/20247/26/2024Members: $646.00
Non-Mem: $701.00
Stroudsburg, PALong, Jason
Sniper I
5
DAYS
This course is designed to expose tactical personnel to the proper deployment and techniques for a long rifle position. Topics to be covered include weapons selection and maintenance, rapid deployment issues, use-of-force issues and coordinated fire techniques. This course of instruction will stress the fundamentals of marksmanship and precision shooting. Practical range training will include shooting at moving targets, range estimation, and various courses of fire.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Strengthening Leadership, Resilience, and Well-Being
2
DAYS
It is well-established that our performance and leadership success is profoundly connected to our emotional well-being and physical health. Building on Colonel Boyd's OODA Loop and Reversal Theory, this workshop provides a set of comprehensive Situational, Cognitive, and Emotional dominance tools to activate positive and critical emotional intelligence attributes.

Derived from over 70 years of combined education, research, consulting, and training for the military, academia, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and others, these tools strengthen our psychological hardiness and manifest courage, control, and commitment, initiating a positive psychological mentality for maximized resilience, well-being, and leadership performance.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Retired
Associate
Sworn Law Enforcement
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Supervising Patrol Critical Incidents
2
DAYS
***This class is not intended for SWAT Officers, as it is designed primarily for patrol officers with no SWAT experience***.

This course is designed to provide patrol supervisors with the information and tools needed to manage a critical incident prior to the arrival of SWAT. Understanding the methodology used in managing a dynamic tactical problem, incident command system fundamentals, and the 4 primary types of critical incidents involving an adversary will give the patrol supervisor the tools needed to succeed during these events.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202439806/17/20245/17/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Englewood, COMaldonado, Erick
202427406/11/20246/6/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Davie, FLSmith, Graham
202411007/8/20246/7/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Harrisonville, MOPatterson, Josh
202423707/8/20246/7/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Brunswick, GAPergola, Mark
202420306/17/20246/10/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Grayling, MIPergola, Mark
202415507/25/20246/24/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Flower Mound, TXSmith, Graham
202430407/29/20246/28/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Cary, ILEmbry, Alex
202433007/29/20246/28/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Mountain Brook, ALSmith, Graham4
SEATS LEFT
202427608/1/20247/1/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Greenville, SCFoos, Mark
202442508/5/20247/5/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Battle Ground, WASmith, Graham
202429107/16/20247/10/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Chandler, AZRogers, Buck
202428008/12/20247/12/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Missoula, MTKrygier, Bob
202420608/14/20247/14/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Easton, PAMaldonado, Erick
202439108/20/20247/20/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Titusville, FLMaldonado, Erick
202449008/26/20247/26/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Roanoke, VAEmbry, Alex
202435008/27/20247/27/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Douglasville, GAPergola, Mark
202433509/5/20248/5/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
OFallon, MOFlippo, Daniel
202427009/9/20248/9/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Janesville, WIKrygier, Bob
202436509/16/20248/16/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Bountiful, UTMaldonado, Erick
202422909/23/20248/23/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Bryan, TXAllen, David
202447309/30/20248/30/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Dickinson, NDRogers, Buck
202439709/30/20248/30/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Normal, ILEmbry, Alex
2024454010/3/20249/2/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Berwick, MEKrygier, Bob
2024228010/7/20249/5/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Lakewood, COFoos, Mark
2024373010/7/20249/6/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Waterford, CTMaldonado, Erick
2024363010/7/20249/6/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Wayne, NJPatterson, Josh
2024443010/28/20249/27/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Crescent, PAPatterson, Josh
2024485011/5/202410/5/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Lafayette, LAAllen, David
2024374011/6/202410/6/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Moses Lake, WAEmbry, Alex
2024480012/2/202411/1/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
South Dennis, MAPergola, Mark
202501501/6/202512/6/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Portland, ORPatterson, Josh
202502502/3/20251/3/2025Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Kearney, NEFoos, Mark
202501802/18/20251/18/2025Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Marshall, MNRogers, Carl
202501703/3/20251/31/2025Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Lehi, UTMaldonado, Erick
202502306/23/20255/23/2025Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Burnet, TXRogers, Buck
SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership I
5
DAYS
This course is also offered ONLINE.

This course is designed to expose police SWAT Team Commanders and Supervisors to contemporary SWAT issues, tactics and procedures. Topics include major incident debriefs; leadership issues, emotional intelligence, justifying SWAT; the use of SWAT Teams; SWAT standards and professionalism; contemporary SWAT issues and concerns; SWAT and the media; selection, training, discipline and removal of supervisors and team members; crisis negotiations considerations; tactical operation center considerations; operational planning; weapons and equipment selection; legal issues and considerations; critical incident management; barricade and hostage procedures; warrant service planning and procedures; and much more.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202419405/27/20245/23/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Atlanta , GAGolden, Theodore4
SEATS LEFT
202423506/24/20245/24/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Brunswick, GABranyon, Bart
202421607/8/20246/7/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Vero Beach, FLYoung, Bill
202418906/10/20246/10/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Council Bluffs, IAMurphy, Dan
202433806/24/20246/17/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Winnipeg, MBHancock, Shawn
202409807/22/20246/21/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Webb City, MOMcDuffie, Ralph
202428907/15/20247/10/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Chandler, AZSelleg, Jeff
202421809/9/20248/9/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Rockwall, TXHancock, Shawn
202423909/16/20248/16/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Roanoke, VASchaeffer, Rod
202435609/16/20248/16/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Sevierville, TNYoung, Bill
202419609/23/20248/23/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Bellevue, WABrambila, Jon
202428509/30/20248/30/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
New Berlin, WIMcDuffie, Ralph
2024455010/14/20249/13/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Tampa, FLBrambila, Jon
2024195010/21/20249/20/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
West Deptford, NJMcDuffie, Ralph
2024433010/28/20249/27/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Westlake, OHHancock, Shawn
2024312011/4/202410/4/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Spokane, WADubois, Wayne
2024369012/2/202411/1/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Lynchburg, VAMcDuffie, Ralph
202502705/12/20254/11/2025Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Chesterfield, VAMcDuffie, Ralph
SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership II
4
DAYS
This course is offered ONLINE ONLY.

This is a follow-on course to the SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership I course. A comprehensive array of topics will be discussed including improving the structure and delivery of training, maximizing training hours, methods to incorporate SWAT into large scale planned operations, problem-solving methods and analytical thinking, organizational leadership, trust, and much more. Overall discussions will aid students in their role as leaders within their units and agencies.

This class includes intensive academic and theoretical components. Students will conduct research, participate in analytical discussions, and produce written documents to enhance team preparedness.



COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Click here for the online schedule for this course.
SWAT Team Leader Development
5
DAYS
This course is also offered ONLINE.

This course is designed for law enforcement personnel who are responsible for deploying in the capacity as a SWAT Team Leader or as a supervisor who is responsible for the training and deployment of tactical teams. The focus of this training will be on pre-incident training, planning, organizing, and the tactical decision-making process used in the resolution of high-risk operations. Also included in the curriculum is an overview of SWAT training topics including selection and testing, training issues and liability, national SWAT standards and critical incident reviews. Practical applications will consist of scouting and planning warrants, small team planning, tactics used in the resolution of critical incidents, and the review of tactical incidents and videos. Attendees will participate in-group discussions, write operations orders, and develop training plans, plus critique and evaluate tactics and decisions based on a principle based SWAT decision-making process.

*** It is highly recommended that students bring a laptop computer to class.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202422407/8/20246/7/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Doylestown, PAMeyer, Fred
202430607/8/20246/7/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Carson City, NVLong, Jason
202426806/17/20246/10/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Janesville, WIMorris, Robert
202433707/15/20246/14/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Denton, TXHilliker, Pat
202440007/22/20246/21/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Tulsa, OKMorris, Robert
202420708/5/20247/5/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Mt. Juliet, TNMorris, Robert
202427708/5/20247/5/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Greenville, SCMeyer, Fred
202429007/15/20247/10/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Chandler, AZ Mescan, Steve
202443808/12/20247/12/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Forsyth, GANorton, Travis
2024357010/21/20247/12/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Sevierville, TNMorris, Robert
202424408/19/20247/19/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Hayden, IDHilliker, Pat
202436208/26/20247/26/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Lynchburg, VAMorris, Robert
202418209/16/20248/16/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Wayne, NJBrambila, Jon
202430509/30/20248/30/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
St. Paul, MNEklund, Chris7
SEATS LEFT
202441309/30/20248/30/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Roanoke, VALong, Jason
2024347010/7/20249/6/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Hernando, MSLong, Jason
2024260010/14/20249/13/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Titusville, FLMurphy, Dan
2024278011/4/202410/4/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Boise , IDHumphrey, Paul
2024428011/11/202410/11/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Grants Pass, ORMurphy, Dan
2024410011/18/202410/18/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Revere, MAEklund, Chris
2024416011/18/202410/18/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Andover, MNLong, Jason
2024364012/2/202411/1/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Bountiful, UTMurphy, Dan
2024377012/9/202411/8/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Daytona Beach, FLMurphy, Dan
202501301/6/202512/6/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Muscle Shoals, ALMeyer, Fred
202501202/3/20251/3/2025Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Valhalla, NYEklund, Chris
202500904/7/20253/7/2025Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Richmond, INMeyer, Fred
2025026010/13/20259/12/2025Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Chesterfield, VAHilliker, Pat
Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS)
4
DAYS
The course will incorporate lectures, practice, and scenario based training to provide emergency medical providers with the foundation principles, practices, and skills necessary for providing medical support to law enforcement operations. The emphasis will be on medical models and skills effective for supporting special operations teams during high-risk, large scale and extended operations. The concepts and skills taught in this course are also relevant to all law enforcement operations.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202420806/24/20245/24/2024Members: $862.00
Non-Mem: $917.00
Columbia, MOFormankiewicz, Scott
202434508/5/20247/5/2024Members: $862.00
Non-Mem: $917.00
Duluth, MNJohnson, Dan
2024273010/14/20249/13/2024Members: $862.00
Non-Mem: $917.00
Chantilly, VAFormankiewicz, Scott
202500608/18/20257/18/2025Members: $862.00
Non-Mem: $917.00
Richmond, INSimpson, Michael
Tactical Mission Planning and Briefing
2
DAYS
This course is designed to expose police personnel (supervisors, tactical and task force team leaders, detectives, etc.) to procedures used for tactical mission planning and briefing of involved personnel. Topics include mission planning; documentation; operational planning for high-risk search warrants; scouting procedures for mission planning; primary, alternate, contingency, and emergency planning; suggestions on how to modify high-risk search warrant planning to other types of tactical missions (open area operations, barricaded subjects, arrest warrant/fugitive apprehension, and hostage barricade situations); and much more. Ensuring that a comprehensive but efficient briefing system is in place will be a course outcome. NOTE: This course is not a scouting course, we will make assumptions that the scout has been completed and has provided you the information needed to develop a tactical plan. This course is not a tactics course. We will dictate various tactics to use on some missions to demonstrate the flexibility of the briefing process.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202411806/18/20246/3/2024Members: $344.00
Non-Mem: $399.00
Irondale, ALJahnke, Jason
202429507/18/20247/10/2024Members: $344.00
Non-Mem: $399.00
Chandler, AZJahnke, Jason
202429308/15/20247/15/2024Members: $344.00
Non-Mem: $399.00
Hot Springs, ARJahnke, Jason
202413408/26/20247/26/2024Members: $344.00
Non-Mem: $399.00
Lorain, OHClement, Jeffrey
202420208/5/20248/2/2024Members: $344.00
Non-Mem: $399.00
Overland Park, KSClement, Jeffrey
202502003/10/20252/7/2025Members: $344.00
Non-Mem: $399.00
Chesterfield, VASelleg, Jeff
Tactical Scouting
1
DAYS
Tactical diagramming is a technique used to determine floor plans by using outside architectural features such as doors, windows, vents, ducts and even the shape of the building itself. Using simple concepts like working from large to small and confidence to ambiguity, students gain knowledge, skills and abilities on how to identify architectural features that provide reliable clues to the locations of interior walls, the types and sizes of rooms and even the location of appliances and wall switches. The course begins with a broad overview on terrain analysis with a focus on urban terrain and the contribution of a reliable floor plan for planning and decision-making. It continues with an explanation of building principles, which heavily influence how residences are constructed. The course will also identify how to diagram houses that have additions or been remodeled, have upper-stories and even structures with multiple-dwellings. The course completes the formal instruction with methods for obtaining reliable intelligence, especially photographs, to enhance the detection of subtle architectural features. The final period is focused on a practical application where students work with each other and instructors on either a class project or using their own photographs, of an actual target location.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202425206/24/20245/24/2024Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
Columbiana, ALNorton, Travis
202500505/19/20254/19/2025Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
Richmond, INThomas, Andrew
Tactical Team Workshop
3
DAYS
Tactical Team Workshops are either 3- or 5-day training sessions and involve one or more NTOA instructors on site, working directly with the tactical team in a training environment. The unique program allows the team to choose what topics to focus on, and those topics can vary throughout the training sessions, as there is no set agenda. The instructors may conduct classroom presentations if desired by the team, but the primary objective is to conduct practical training. Instructors may develop brief training scenarios and provide feedback, facilitate drills and evolutions to enhance team and individual skills, and much more. Instructors are available to discuss any topic that the team members choose. The Tactical Team Workshop is not a formal team review and does not result in the preparation of a formal analysis or comprehensive report.

Pricing is customized based on location, number of instructors and workshop length. For further cost information, please complete the request for proposal.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Technology in Tactical Operations
2
DAYS
This two-day course will provide hands on instruction deploying technology to include robotics, throw phones, listening devices, MESH networks, camera systems and computer applications in hostile environments. Students will learn how to deploy and work behind technology in a safe manner. Students will also learn how technology can improve tempo and situational awareness, and the importance of selecting the proper equipment.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Sworn Law Enforcement
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Training Management and Risk Mitigation for SWAT
3
DAYS
This course is also offered ONLINE.

A three-day course designed to provide SWAT Team leaders and trainers with the ability to design, plan and prepare proactive training guidelines, manuals, events, calendars and support documents in order to best utilize limited training time and opportunities in order to produce the highest quality personnel and team capability; and to provide SWAT Team leaders and trainers with proven risk mitigation methodologies to counter risk within the three main risk areas for SWAT Teams, i.e. legal, training and operations.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Sworn Law Enforcement
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
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