Golden, Theodore
The Down and Dirty of Being a SWAT Commander

This course offers a unique approach to the common challenges faced by both new and veteran SWAT Commanders. Based on personal experiences, the instructor will relate challenges and recommendations specifically those in the SWAT Command role. Topics that are often overlooked, taken for granted, or rarely taught will be presented. This course is also very applicable to team leaders and others in a supervisor or leadership position on a SWAT Team.

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.