Hardesty, Matt
Developing Your SWAT Training Program

This seminar will discuss using the Tactical Response and Operations Standard (TROS) to assist with training, breaking training down to manageable groups. Topics covered will include addressing the OODA Loop in training and developing training in phases (crawl, walk, run, sprint). Do we need to sweat to be trained? With academics plus practical, is everyone a trainer? Are you flexible enough to adapt to current problems or needs?

Matt Hardesty - Bio
Matt Hardesty began his law enforcement career in 1987 with the Seminole County (FL) Sheriff's Office. He served many years and in a variety of roles with the SWAT Team to include team commander. Besides his SWAT duties, Matt has been the Commander for the Sheriff's Office Domestic Security Division, managing the Counter-Terrorism Unit, the Fugitive Apprehension Unit, the Crime Analyst Unit, the Offender Management Unit, and the Technical Support Unit. He is currently one of the Eastern Directors for the National Tactical Officers Association. Matt is a graduate of the DEA Drug Unit Commander Academy and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration.