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911 Dispatcher Crisis Communication
Category:
Negotiations 
1
DAYS
This course is designed for police communications personnel who may be called upon to deal with a suicidal or mentally ill subject over the telephone. Topics to be covered include dealing with a barricaded suspect, active listening skills, communications techniques, and intervention techniques for crisis / suicide situations.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
201710708/28/20177/28/2017Non-Mem: $320.00
Members: $265.00
Team Mem: $290.00
Cass Lake, MN Dubina, Jan
Advanced Crisis Negotiations
Category:
Negotiations 
3
DAYS
Designed for individuals who have already taken a basic negotiations course and/or understand the basic concepts of a hostage/barricade incident.Topics to be covered include Communicating With The Non-Responder, Tactical Role of the Negotiator and using the Tactical Action Guide, Incident Debriefs and Assessment Exercises, Response Exercises, and Scenario Development. Students will be asked to write their own scenarios as part of the Scenario Development. The student will learn about negotiation strategies from actual incident debriefs, participate in classroom and practical exercises (scenarios).
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
201718108/8/20177/8/2017Non-Mem: $542.00
Members: $487.00
Team Mem: $512.00
Fond du Lac, WI Dubina, Jan
Advanced Tactics
Category:
Tactics 
5
DAYS
SWAT team members with prior basic and advanced tactical training will benefit from this comprehensive course. Three operational phases will be addressed: barricade, warrant service, and hostage rescue. The class will also address deployment, operational planning and teamwork on the three phases. This training is geared to groups that work as a team, however individuals may attend. Attendees will complete multiple fast-paced field training exercises that will improve and enhance tactical skills. The class will include a half-day of range work and working in a low-light environment. This course consists of fieldwork only - there will be no classroom instruction.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Armored Tactical Rescue Vehicle
Category:
Specialty Courses 
2
DAYS
This course is designed to provide proven deployment methods of the armored tactical rescue vehicle in hostile environments. The different roles of the armored tactical rescue vehicle, to include victim rescue, utilization as a weapons shooting platform, delivery of team elements, negotiation phones, chemical agents and other utilization will be discussed.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Ballistic Shield
Category:
Specialty Courses 
2
DAYS
During operational instruction students will learn the various methods of ballistic shield use during room clearing. Student will also learn the pros and cons of one officer shield use versus two officer shield use.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Basic Crisis Negotiations
Category:
Negotiations 
5
DAYS
This course is designed for individuals recently assigned to Crisis Negotiations Teams. Topics to be covered include a historical and contemporary perspective of CNT, team structure and management, the Tactical Operations Center (TOC) Concept, types of crisis situations, hostage-taker profiles, tactical force options, negotiations processes, communication techniques, and negotiator stress.
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
201715106/12/20175/12/2017Non-Mem: $716.00
Members: $661.00
Team Mem: $686.00
Council Bluffs, IA Ragsdale, Bob
201715208/14/20177/14/2017Non-Mem: $716.00
Members: $661.00
Team Mem: $686.00
Grand Junction, CO Dubina, Jan
2017185010/23/20179/25/2017Non-Mem: $780.00
Members: $725.00
Team Mem: $750.00
Kennedy Space Center, FL Dubina, Jan
Basic SWAT
Category:
Tactics 
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.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
201715905/15/20174/16/2017Non-Mem: $759.00
Members: $704.00
Team Mem: $729.00
Garfield, NJ Neal, Marc
201713506/5/20175/8/2017Non-Mem: $734.00
Members: $679.00
Team Mem: $704.00
Chelsea, VTLariccia, Vincent
2017167010/16/20179/16/2017Non-Mem: $741.00
Members: $686.00
Team Mem: $711.00
Bensalem, PA Lariccia, Vincent
2017179010/23/20179/23/2017Non-Mem: $764.00
Members: $709.00
Team Mem: $734.00
East Hanover, NJ Sherman, Luke
Carbine Instructor Certification
Category:
Tactical Firearms 
5
DAYS
This course is designed for law enforcement instructors who have the responsibility of teaching patrol officers the proper deployment of the patrol rifle. At the conclusion of this course the student will have a thorough understanding of instructor development and safety issues; rifle nomenclature and operation; basic and advanced marksmanship skills, including shooting on the move; various barricade positions; and low light shooting. This course also covers contemporary deployment issues such as response to active shooters and counterambush techniques.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Cell Extraction Procedures
Category:
Corrections 
3
DAYS
A dynamic three-day course designed to address the needs of both the correctional administrator and cell extraction team member. This training will apply both intermediate and advanced tactics for the resolution of incidents in which inmates refuse to comply with lawful orders to exit their cells. Students will be introduced to the use of force associated with cell extraction, three member compliance teams, individual team movement, chemical agent, less-lethal and equipment overviews, as well as employing crisis intervention to gain inmate compliance before force is utilized. Briefing, debriefing and completing proper cell extraction documentation will also be covered. Students will complete multiple force-on-force cell extractions and three-man compliance exercises.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
201713205/22/20174/22/2017Non-Mem: $530.00
Members: $475.00
Team Mem: $500.00
South Bend, IN Grove, Carl
201706904/27/20174/27/2017Non-Mem: $359.00
Members: $304.00
Team Mem: $329.00
Mock Prison Riot
Corrections Advanced Weapons
Category:
Corrections 
5
DAYS
This five-day course will address tactical applications involving emergency response team firearms. Instruction will consist of varying and progressively challenging shooting drills and standards, utilizing both primary and secondary weapons. Upon completion, the operator will have a thorough understanding of shooting fundamentals, mechanics and enhanced skills, tactical movement and engaging multiple targets from a variety of firing positions.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Corrections Close Quarter Battle / Emergency Response Team
Category:
Corrections 
5
DAYS
This is an intense five-day course utilizing tactics established for the corrections environment developed from both law enforcement and specialized military units. Officers will develop a working understanding of the core skills related to building entry, critical firearms manipulation, weapons retention and mindset. A large part of this course will be devoted to hybrid tactics related to less-lethal technologies utilized during CQB in a corrections environment. Note: This course is offered as live fire based upon training site availability.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Corrections Tactical Operator
Category:
Corrections 
5
DAYS
A dynamic five-day course that spotlights tactics from numerous correctional agencies. This fast-paced, hands-on course focuses on team formations, ranging from the largest to the smallest team. Utilizing various weapons systems from the riot baton to the tactical shotgun, the course of instruction will also discuss numerous less-lethal systems.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Defensive Tactics for Aggressive Combative Subjects
Category:
Specialty Courses 
3
DAYS
This course is designed for law enforcement personnel who may need to use reasonable and necessary physical force to defend themselves and/or control an aggressive combative subject(s). The focus of this training will be learning the appropriate physical techniques to apply in a use-of-force situation with an unarmed combatant. This course will not cover the use of chemical sprays, baton techniques or other less-lethal devices. Practical applications will consist of learning and demonstrating the physical techniques with control and proper form, performing techniques and combinations with a partner and defending against a live attack from a padded assailant.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Handgun, Shotgun and Patrol Rifle Instructor Development
Category:
Tactical Firearms 
5
DAYS
This course will provide the law enforcement firearms instructor a diverse and comprehensive exposure to handgun, shotgun and patrol rifle operations and student learning techniques. The instructor portion of the course gives an overview of adult learning techniques and how they can be applied to the tactical student.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
201709009/11/20178/11/2017Non-Mem: $727.00
Members: $672.00
Team Mem: $697.00
Alden, NY Lopez, Isaac
High-Risk Warrant Service
Category:
Tactics 
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 dynamic entry, breach and hold, limited penetration, and contain and call out will be taught in this hands-on, challenging course.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Hostage Rescue
Category:
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.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
201713606/12/20175/15/2017Non-Mem: $734.00
Members: $679.00
Team Mem: $704.00
Chelsea, VTNeal, Marc
Hybrid Weapons Manipulation
Category:
Corrections 
5
DAYS
This five-day progressive weapons course covers the proper employment of both primary (tactical shotgun) and secondary (handgun) systems in both a lethal and non-lethal status. This course includes intensive instruction for the corrections operator who has a basic understanding of both weapons systems. This hybrid course also reviews issues related to the use of non-lethal force, in that correctional operators may enter a situation prepared to utilize deadly force by it is more likely a less-lethal application may occur.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Incident and Tactical Command Post Operations
Category:
SWAT Management 
1
DAYS
This one-day, eight-hour seminar is an instructional overview of emergency operations center; command post and tactical operations center functions, structure, and operations. Command decision-making through a proven system that streamlines the flow of direction and information will be a central focus of this course.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Less-Lethal / FSDD / Chemical Agent Instructor Certification
Category:
Specialty Munitions 
5
DAYS
THIS INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION EXPIRES FOUR YEARS AFTER COMPLETION OF THE CERTIFICATION COURSE.

This comprehensive course combines all the elements of the Less-Lethal Projectiles, Flash/Sound Diversionary Device and Chemical Agents Instructor Certification courses.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
201705506/5/20174/1/2017Non-Mem: $771.00
Members: $716.00
Team Mem: $741.00
Santa Maria, CAPearson, David
201712008/28/20177/31/2017Non-Mem: $770.00
Members: $715.00
Team Mem: $740.00
Tucker, GAPearson, David
201703009/11/20178/14/2017Non-Mem: $755.00
Members: $700.00
Team Mem: $725.00
Waymart, PAMartinez, Mark
Less-Lethal Projectiles Instructor Certification
Category:
Specialty Munitions 
3
DAYS
This course requires the host agency or students to provide munitions to utilize in the course. If an agency chooses to host a closed course (not open to other agencies) and cannot supply the munitions, the cost of munitions (used for demonstration purposes) can be built into the course delivery.

THIS INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION EXPIRES FOUR YEARS AFTER COMPLETION OF THE CERTIFICATION COURSE.

Less-lethal weapons, impact munitions and deployment tactics play an ever-increasing role in law enforcement's arsenal against criminals. Topics covered in this course include instructor development techniques, less-lethal force philosophy, case law, policy issues, technology overview, deployment tactics, product demonstrations and less-lethal practical scenarios.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
MACTAC Instructor Certification
Category:
High-Risk Patrol Operations 
5
DAYS
This five-day course will develop students' basic skills in MACTAC (Multiple Assault Counter-Terrorism Action Capabilities) to a proficient level that will enable them to immediately deploy a contact team or squad able to locate, move to and neutralize violent assaults and/or terrorist acts. In addition to live fire, Simunition scenarios are included in the course.
Upon completion of this course the attendee will be familiar with:

1. Perform Contact Team, Squad Maneuvers and MACTAC Techniques
2. Demonstration to read terrain
3. Know and understand how to utilize the four As: Assess, Announce, Assemble & Act in field situations
4. Demonstrate a working knowledge of MACTAC through field exercises
5. Assess and lead police personnel to stop the violent and deadly behavior of an active shooter or MACTAC suspects
6. Direct Contact Team, Squad Maneuvers and MACTAC techniques
7. Utilize the four As to take the lead in building the department's response to a MACTAC incident rapidly and effectively as first responders arrive on scene
8. Rapidly deploy all available resources to stop violent aggressive deadly behavior
9. Manage department resources and personnel in the transition to post investigative activities

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Manual and Shotgun Breaching
Category:
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.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
201708407/10/20176/10/2017Non-Mem: $426.00
Members: $371.00
Team Mem: $396.00
Alden, NY Shumate, Jake
Negotiations for First Responders
Category:
Negotiations 
1
DAYS
This course is designed for patrol officers who are first responders to critical incidents. Topics to be covered include first responder concepts and responsibilities, types of critical incidents, communications techniques, surrender and transition techniques and negotiator stress.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Night Vision Operators
Category:
Specialty Courses 
2
DAYS
Night Vision Operators course provides a strong foundation for the use of night vision equipment and its role in law enforcement tactical operations. Through classroom discussions, practical exercises, live-fire range drills and scenario-based exercises using marking rounds, we will cover a systematic approach to equipment selection, its use and benefits, as well as its limitations and operational considerations. Upon completion, students will understand the nomenclature, function and operation of various night vision monoculars, goggles and binoculars as well as various infrared laser sighting systems; the benefits and limitations of night vision devices and associated equipment; and the dangers presented by infrared laser devices to eye safety. Students will discuss the importance of developing an adequate and defensible night vision training program.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Patrol Counter Ambush - Tactics and Techniques
Category:
High-Risk Patrol Operations 
2
DAYS
Patrol officers will learn lifesaving self-defense tactics when dealing with an armed criminal/terrorist. Topics include mental conditioning for armed encounters, lessons learned from recent armed confrontations, mobile ambush of police/military and mobile counterambush tactics, defense tactics against deadly threats in and around vehicles and deployment of the police rifle from a vehicle. In light of recent events, this course will also look at counterambush tactics and countermeasures when confronted with improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
201702608/7/20177/7/2017Non-Mem: $445.00
Members: $390.00
Team Mem: $415.00
Newman Lake, WAAlwes, Don
Police Response to Active Shooter Instructor Certification
Category:
High-Risk Patrol Operations 
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.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
201719506/21/20175/21/2017Non-Mem: $635.00
Members: $580.00
Team Mem: $605.00
Butler, PA Lopez, Isaac
201713707/10/20176/10/2017Non-Mem: $644.00
Members: $589.00
Team Mem: $614.00
Monroe, WA Lariccia, Vincent
201715607/17/20176/17/2017Non-Mem: $635.00
Members: $580.00
Team Mem: $605.00
Deptford, NJ Alwes, Don
Protective Operations
Category:
Specialty Courses 
3
DAYS
Students will be introduced to some of the basic theories of close personal protection through both classroom and practical exercises. Witness and VIP protection essentials to be covered include attacks, ambushes and counter ambush tactical options.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Public Order - Riot Control
Category:
Specialty Courses 
4
DAYS
The NTOA offers a variety of practical, scenario-based training courses for patrol officers through upper level managers. Our high level, Public Order Level 1, is a hybrid of material from Hong Kong, the United States and the United Kingdom. It is designed to train police support units, consisting of one lieutenant/inspector, four sergeants and 24 uniformed officers. While classes of up to three units at a time can be supported, the 1/4/24 model, up to a total of 40 students, is preferred. Content covered includes an in-depth introduction into the use of riot equipment; public order formations; tactics, techniques and procedures; close-quarter combatives; riot survival; introduction to less-lethal force within a crowd; less-lethal munitions and the legal aspects of their use; live simulated OC/CS agent training; integration of firearms; canines; mounted law enforcement; artificial lighting; Molotov cocktail (petrol bomb) awareness training; law enforcement action; crowd behavior; crowd management principles; the disorder scale; briefing structure; and, guidelines for civil disorder units. This 4-day (40-hour) course is roughly 20 percent didactic and 80 percent practical. Programs may be customized to an agency's specific needs. Please note that this training is not mobile field force training, and has been found to be much more effective in meeting the needs of modern day public order teams. This training is highly practical, real-life training. We have 40 sets of riot equipment which is the current British HOSDB (Home Office Scientific Department Branch) standard, which sets the standard for all riot equipment in Europe available for students; to not only protect them, but to encourage full force participation and engagement.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Resolution of Barricaded Suspect
Category:
Tactics 
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 continuum and its applications, the proper deployment of containment and entry personnel, criteria for deployment, legal ramifications and use of diversionary, chemical and less-lethal devices. Designed for tactical operators, this course will challenge students to learn and apply advanced tactical concepts.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
School and Workplace Violence: Preparation and Response
Category:
High-Risk Patrol Operations 
2
DAYS
The NTOA's School and Workplace Violence course is designed to assist law enforcement officers and their communities in planning and preparing for active shooter and similar incidents. During class, public safety agencies will collaborate with the staff of organizations such as schools, churches, hospitals, factories, and other businesses to develop realistic plans, policies, and procedures to counter such threats. We encourage inclusion of public safety staff from fire departments, EMS, and 911/communications services. The goal of this course is to prepare potential victims to protect themselves until law enforcement officers arrive. Participants from the various groups will learn and work together to ensure that everyone involved is on the same page. This course is unique in that it is customized to meet the needs of each requesting agency and its community. Class length can range anywhere from one to five days. A two-day class will cover the core topics. Follow-up classes can be arranged to include additional material.

Topics covered in this course include: Lessons learned: A review of relevant incidents, The dynamics of active shooter incidents, The Decision Cycle, Law Enforcement Response: A review of current response tactics, Public safety response: Working with fire, EMS, 911, and emergency management, Threat assessment: Policies and procedures to help identify potential threats, Site surveys: Identifying and collecting critical information about potential targets to assist in responding to an attack, Security planning: Determining essential functions of physical security systems, including policies, procedures and hardware, Emergency planning: Developing credible policies and procedures around the paradigm, Run, Hide, or Fight, Vulnerability assessment: Looking at facilities through the eyes of an attacker to determine weaknesses, Drills and exercises: Instructors can help participants set up and run drills and exercises designed for their specific organizations and facilities.

Note: Practical training requires additional instructors and access to suitable facilities. A host agency may request that specific types of organizations or facilities be emphasized for example, law enforcement and K-12 schools. A law enforcement agency can request that School and Workplace Violence course content be taught in conjunction with the Patrol Response to Active Shooter (PRTAS) course, training officers specifically how to respond to active shooter and similar threats. ***Non-law enforcement personnel will pay the member fee as listed on the registration form.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Security and the Transportation of Prisoners and Detainees
Category:
Corrections 
5
DAYS
This course is specifically tailored for law enforcement officers who transport offenders on a daily basis. This comprehensive training will address a wide variety of topics including transportation equipment, offender and vehicle procedures, high-risk transport planning, risk assessments and holding area security. Students will be introduced and trained in weapons retention techniques for both the hand and long gun. A fast-paced scenario and Simunition track will provide a realistic environment designed to improve officer and public safety.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
201715408/14/20177/14/2017Non-Mem: $744.00
Members: $689.00
Team Mem: $714.00
Naples, FL Moon, Keith
201715509/11/20178/11/2017Non-Mem: $727.00
Members: $672.00
Team Mem: $697.00
Henderson, NV
Shoothouse Instructor Certification
Category:
Tactical Firearms 
3
DAYS
This course is intended to provide the student with all the concerns and areas of importance with regard to live fire shoothouse operations. The student will be provided with instruction pertaining to safety inspections, personnel positioning, target placement and entry methods. The student will be exposed to all the elements required for the safe operation of live fire training scenarios.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
201717407/10/20176/11/2017Non-Mem: $751.00
Members: $696.00
Team Mem: $721.00
Gainesville,GA Lopez, Isaac
Shotgun Breaching Techniques
Category:
Breaching 
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.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
201702406/19/20175/19/2017Non-Mem: $337.00
Members: $282.00
Team Mem: $307.00
Newman Lake, WA Shumate, Jake
Sniper I
Category:
Tactical Firearms 
5
DAYS
This course is designed to expose tactical personnel to the proper deployment and techniques for a sniper 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.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Sniper II
Category:
Tactical Firearms 
5
DAYS
Police and/or SWAT long rifle personnel who possess a working knowledge of their equipment (rifle/optics) and the ability to apply basic fundamental with assigned department equipment are encouraged to advance their skills in this course. Prior successful completion of a basic precision marksman course is recommended. From cold bore considerations of a basic long rifle deployment and coordinated fire, this course employs a realistic training regimen that trains and test participants to their potential. The course will begin with a practical application of the basic marksmanship skills. Students must successfully complete a 20-round qualification course.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Sniper Instructor Certification I
Category:
Tactical Firearms 
5
DAYS
This course is designed for the experienced law enforcement long riflemen whose job description requires development of their instructor skills. Successful completion of the course will be dependent upon performance of various long rifle skills as well as demonstration of practical instruction needed of countersniper techniques. Topics to be covered include weapons selection and maintenance, use-of-force issues, rapid deployment techniques, coordinated fire, hide and firing position selection, cold bore rifle data, rapid bolt manipulation, extreme angle shooting, scope validation data, moving targets, range estimation, target identification, dim light and no light scenarios, as well as assorted qualification and stress courses of fire. Students must pass at least one of the three courses of fire presented. Instructors will work closely with all individuals to facilitate success. Students must also successfully present a one-hour block of related material instruction.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
201708106/12/20175/12/2017Non-Mem: $965.00
Members: $910.00
Team Mem: $935.00
San Diego, CA Hall, Greg
Supervising Patrol Critical Incidents
Category:
High-Risk Patrol Operations 
2
DAYS
***This class is not intended for SWAT Officers, as it is designed primarily for patrol officers with no SWAT experience*** This 16-hour course is designed to provide patrol supervisors with the information and tools needed to manage a critical incident prior to the arrival of SWAT. Legal issues, scene management and small team tactics can give the patrol supervisor the tools needed to manage a critical incident scene as well as respond to unfolding events prior to the arrival of SWAT.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
201717106/12/20175/12/2017Non-Mem: $280.00
Members: $225.00
Team Mem: $250.00
Yonkers, NYBurris, Karl
201704006/15/20175/15/2017Non-Mem: $280.00
Members: $225.00
Team Mem: $250.00
Joplin, MO Farris, Fred
2017173010/19/20179/19/2017Non-Mem: $280.00
Members: $225.00
Team Mem: $250.00
Union, MO Farris, Fred
SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership I
Category:
SWAT Management 
5
DAYS
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; 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 teams; tactical operation centers; operations planning; weapons and equipment selection; legal issues overview; critical incident management; barricade and hostage procedures; warrant service planning and procedures; and response to active shooter situations.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
201714706/5/20175/10/2017Non-Mem: $730.00
Members: $675.00
Team Mem: $700.00
Boca Raton, FLKester, Don
201709706/19/20175/19/2017Non-Mem: $730.00
Members: $675.00
Team Mem: $700.00
Commerce City, CO Smith, Steve
201712807/10/20176/10/2017Non-Mem: $730.00
Members: $675.00
Team Mem: $700.00
Mason, MI Branyon, Bart
201707308/7/20177/5/2017Non-Mem: $730.00
Members: $675.00
Team Mem: $700.00
Henderson, NVDubois, Wayne
201713408/21/20177/21/2017Non-Mem: $730.00
Members: $675.00
Team Mem: $700.00
Ocala, FL Young, Bill
2017133010/9/20179/9/2017Non-Mem: $730.00
Members: $675.00
Team Mem: $700.00
Brooklyn Park, MN Sherman, Luke
2017121010/23/20179/20/2017Non-Mem: $730.00
Members: $675.00
Team Mem: $700.00
Richland, WADubois, Wayne
2017117010/23/20179/23/2017Non-Mem: $730.00
Members: $675.00
Team Mem: $700.00
Lincoln, NE Wiesman, Joe
2017074012/4/201711/1/2017Non-Mem: $730.00
Members: $675.00
Team Mem: $700.00
Henderson, NVKester, Don
SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership II
Category:
SWAT Management 
4
DAYS
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.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
201705104/24/20173/26/2017Non-Mem: $634.00
Members: $579.00
Team Mem: $604.00
Canton, MA Dubois, Wayne
201708605/8/20174/8/2017Non-Mem: $634.00
Members: $579.00
Team Mem: $604.00
Miami, FL Dugan, Kevan
201703605/22/20174/21/2017Non-Mem: $634.00
Members: $579.00
Team Mem: $604.00
Blountville, TN Dugan, Kevan
201708307/24/20176/24/2017Non-Mem: $634.00
Members: $579.00
Team Mem: $604.00
Middletown, NJ Dubois, Wayne
201714808/14/20177/12/2017Non-Mem: $634.00
Members: $579.00
Team Mem: $604.00
Boca Raton, FL Dugan, Kevan
2017164010/23/20179/23/2017Non-Mem: $634.00
Members: $579.00
Team Mem: $604.00
Phoenix, AZ Dugan, Kevan
SWAT Team Leader Development
Category:
SWAT Management 
5
DAYS
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.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
201710406/12/20175/12/2017Non-Mem: $730.00
Members: $675.00
Team Mem: $700.00
Newport News, VA Meyer, Fred
201701006/12/20175/12/2017Non-Mem: $730.00
Members: $675.00
Team Mem: $700.00
Winnipeg, MB DeAndrea, A J
201714906/26/20175/26/2017Non-Mem: $730.00
Members: $675.00
Team Mem: $700.00
Athens, GASherman, Luke
201712906/26/20175/26/2017Non-Mem: $730.00
Members: $675.00
Team Mem: $700.00
Mason, MI
201714607/10/20176/12/2017Non-Mem: $730.00
Members: $675.00
Team Mem: $700.00
Boca Raton, FLHardesty, Matt
201709907/17/20176/17/2017Non-Mem: $730.00
Members: $675.00
Team Mem: $700.00
Little Canada, MN DeAndrea, A J
201708008/7/20177/7/2017Non-Mem: $730.00
Members: $675.00
Team Mem: $700.00
Ames, IADeAndrea, A J
201716308/21/20177/23/2017Non-Mem: $730.00
Members: $675.00
Team Mem: $700.00
Phoenix, AZ Murphy, Dan
2017194010/16/20179/16/2017Non-Mem: $730.00
Members: $675.00
Team Mem: $700.00
Papillion, NEDeAndrea, A J
2017098012/11/201711/11/2017Non-Mem: $730.00
Members: $675.00
Team Mem: $700.00
Commerce City, CO Hardesty, Matt
Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS)
Category:
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.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Tactical Tracking and Wooded Terrain Operations
Category:
Specialty Courses 
3
DAYS
This course of instruction is designed to expose law enforcement tactical personnel to effective deployment techniques and procedures for conducting a law enforcement search for an armed suspect(s) in a wooded terrain environment. Topics to be covered include situations requiring a wooded terrain operation, individual member movement, team movement, movement formations, search strategy, counterambush techniques, Binary Search Theory, nighttime searches, weapon and equipment considerations and command and control issues.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Tactical Tracking and Wooded Terrain Operations II
Category:
Specialty Courses 
3
DAYS
This course is designed to expose tactical personnel to effective deployment techniques and procedures to track and/or conduct wooded terrain searches for armed suspect(s) in a relatively safe manner. Topics to be covered include the skills and attributes of a tracker, how to conduct a follow-up, individual movement, team tracking and tactics, the binary search theory, nighttime searches, equipment considerations, and command and control issues.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Technology in Tactical Operations
Category:
Specialty Courses 
2
DAYS
This two-day course will provide instruction on selection and deployment methods of tactical robots in hostile environments. Students will explore the different types and limitations of robotic equipment, how to select the proper type of robotic equipment and deploying equipment in a safe manner.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here to download a request form.
Training Management and Risk Mitigation for SWAT
Category:
SWAT Management 
2
DAYS
A two-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. It also will provide SWAT team leaders and trainers with proven risk mitigation methodologies to address three main risk areas for SWAT Teams: legal, training and operations.

This course is not eligible to Associate Members.
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
201707804/17/20174/14/2017Non-Mem: $267.00
Members: $212.00
Team Mem: $237.00
Sidney, OH Chabali, Bob
201708905/22/20174/22/2017Non-Mem: $270.00
Members: $215.00
Team Mem: $240.00
Oxford, MS Watt, Randy
201709306/12/20175/12/2017Non-Mem: $272.00
Members: $217.00
Team Mem: $242.00
Richmond, VA Watt, Randy
201715307/31/20177/1/2017Non-Mem: $270.00
Members: $215.00
Team Mem: $240.00
Schertz, TX Chabali, Bob