Watt, Randy
SWAT in the 21st Century
Hours: 2    Start Time: 13:00    End Time: 15:00    
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This is a presentation on the tactics, techniques, procedures, equipment and technology which optimize SWAT operational capabilities, from the perspective of the individual team member through the team level. Discussion includes a review of how litigation is impacted, and how the key points apply to risk mitigation for operators and teams.

Randy Watt - Bio
Randy Watt is the Chief of Police of the Ogden Police Department in Ogden, Utah. He has served the Department for 35 years at all levels of supervision and command. His service awards include the Departmentís Medal of Valor twice awarded. Chief Watt spent 12 years with the Ogden/Metro SWAT Team.

Chief Watt is a retired Colonel, U.S. Army and Utah Army National Guard, Infantry and Special Forces branches, with 34 years of enlisted and officer service. His wartime service includes multiple deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq in the Global War on Terror. Colonel Watt commanded at all levels of the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), from ODA to Group. He is a Master Parachutist and is Military Freefall qualified. His combat awards include the Combat Infantrymanís Badge, the Bronze Star Medal with V-device, the Bronze Star Medal with 3 OLCs, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 2 stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal with 3 stars, the GWOT Expeditionary Medal and the GWOT Service Medal.

Chief Watt has been an instructor with the NTOA since 1995. A past leader of the Command Section, he authored the On Leadership column in the Tactical Edge magazine for 8 years. He holds a Bachelorís Degree in Police Science, a Masterís Degree in Business, and a Masterís Degree in Strategic Studies. He has been published in numerous scholarly journals.