Dubois, Wayne
Strategic Planning for SWAT Leaders
Hours: 4    Start Time: 08:00    End Time: 12:00    
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This course discusses the importance of strategic planning for SWAT teams and how it can provide a unified direction for team members and commanders alike in moving the team forward in its level of service.

Wayne Dubois - Bio
Wayne DuBois has been a commissioned police officer in Washington State since 1996, and active SWAT team member since 1998. He has been a Sergeant since 2010, supervising both Patrol squads and the Street Crimes Unit at his agency. Additionally, Wayne has been a team leader for his regional SWAT team since 2005. During his career, Wayne has responded to and/or supervised hundreds of critical incidents, including several hundred barricaded suspects, armed suicidal subjects, and hostage situations. Prior to law enforcement, he served four years on active duty as a ground surveillance systems operator in the U.S. Army, including deployment to Southwest Asia for 6 months during Operation Desert Shield/Storm.

DuBois is an instructor in numerous SWAT disciplines, instructing for both his team and regionally for the Washington State Tactical Officers Association (WSTOA) from 2002 to 2017. During that time, he served as the President and lead instructor for the WSTOA, teaching well over 1300 officers in basic and advanced SWAT tactics. He was named SWAT Officer of the Year and Police Officer of the Year, and was also awarded the Medal of Valor. DuBois serves as a Western Region Director for the National Tactical Officers Association and instructs in the NTOA's Command Cadre. He has had two published articles on SWAT procedures and operations in "The Tactical Edge." DuBois holds an M.A. in Executive Leadership from Liberty University.