Golden, Theodore
SWAT Contemporary Issues

There is much more to a high performing team than just tactics and shooting. This presentation will include many topics that donít get as much attention, but are vitally important to a teamís success. Topics such as training, leadership, professionalism, risk management, the use of FSDD's, command and control, documentation, officer wellness, and others will be discussed. The instructor will relate the topics to specific experiences and events around the country.

Theodore Golden - Bio
Ted Golden began his law enforcement career in 2003 with the DeKalb County Police Department in Decatur, Georgia. He joined the force after his football career ended with the New York Giants. Ted also played football at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and later earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration. Ted joined DeKalb's SWAT Team in 2006. He is an instructor in Less Lethal, FSDD, and Chemical Agents. In 2013, Ted was promoted to SWAT Team Assistant Commander and in 2015 to SWAT Team Commander.