Murphy, Dan
Tactical Team Leader Considerations and Leadership Part 1

This presentation will focus on the role and responsibilities of a Team Leader in today's environment. Topics including leadership, current trends and concerns, decision-making, and operational philosophy will be discussed in depth.

Dan Murphy - Bio
Dan Murphy began his law enforcement career in 1984 with the Fort Collins, CO Police Services. He has been assigned to supervisory positions in patrol, the drug task force, and the Criminal Impact/Fugitive Unit. Dan has been a SWAT Team Leader since 1995 and on SWAT since 1991. His assignments have included the Professional Standards Unit, patrol watch commander, and SWAT, K-9, and CNT Commander. Dan has been an NTOA instructor since 1999 and currently teaches Basic/Advanced SWAT, Less-Lethal Projectiles/Diversionary Device/Chemical Agents, leadership, Command/Team Leader, and Active Shooter Tactics. He is a court-certified expert in the use and deployment of diversionary devices during tactical operations. He has been recognized by his agency with three medals for valor and a distinguished service medal during hostage rescue situations and violent felony arrests. In 2011, he won the prestigious "John Kolman Award of Excellence" from the NTOA. He won the 2015 first-ever Rocky Mountain Tactical Team Association "SWAT Officer of the Year - Tactical Achievement Award." He has a Bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice.