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NOTE: After you register for a course we will provide you with training site addresses as well as hotel recommendations via email.
Cancellation fees waived through the end of 2020.
Advanced Response Police Officer
Category:
High-Risk Patrol Operations 
5
DAYS
The Advanced Response Police Officer Course is designed to provide the police officer with enhanced training, skills, and techniques to survive ambush and unexpected threat situations. Focusing on practical application of skills learned, this course is conducted primarily in the field or on the range. It is designed for any police officer wanting to enhance their survivability in any environment. Topics include the use of various pieces of equipment, tactical movement, tactical combat casualty care, live fire drills, scenario based decision-making, rescues, and counter-ambush tactics.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through the end of 2020.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202102205/17/20214/17/2021Non-Mem: $806.00
Members: $751.00
Shalimar, FLChase, Eric
Armored Rescue Vehicle Tactics
Category:
Specialty Courses 
2
DAYS
This course is designed to provide instruction on deployment methods of the armored tactical rescue vehicle (ARV) in hostile environments. The different roles of the armored tactical rescue vehicle, to include victim rescue, utilization as a weapon shooting platform, delivery of team elements, negotiation phones, chemical agents and other techniques will be discussed.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Ballistic Shield
Category:
Specialty Courses 
2
DAYS
This course is designed to teach the student various methods of ballistic shield use during room clearing. This includes the use of one and two officer shield teams as well as arrest techniques and the use and construction of a tactical mirror. The student will also understand one and two hand shooting with the shield.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through the end of 2020.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
2020310011/12/202010/29/2020Non-Mem: $451.00
Members: $396.00
Kankakee, ILHilliker, Pat
202104203/8/20212/8/2021Non-Mem: $456.00
Members: $401.00
Pine Hill, NJHilliker, Pat
Basic Crisis Negotiations
Category:
Negotiations 
5
DAYS
This is a basic level course designed for law enforcement and corrections personnel, mental health professionals, supervisors / team leaders and commanders who are assigned to, work with, or oversee the functions of a crisis / hostage negotiations team. This course is also appropriate for law enforcement and corrections personnel who aspire to join a crisis / hostage negotiations team. This curriculum is designed to meet the standards set forth by the National Council of Negotiations Associations for a basic course of study for police crisis / hostage negotiators. Although it is a "basic" course, it represents a robust and comprehensive view of the most likely negotiation problems and best techniques to resolve them peacefully. It is suitable for experienced negotiators desiring a refresher course.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through the end of 2020.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
2020272011/2/202010/21/2020Non-Mem: $784.00
Members: $729.00
Martinsville, VADrucker, Harry
202101701/11/202112/10/2020Non-Mem: $750.00
Members: $695.00
Idaho Falls, IDDrucker, Harry
202100904/5/20214/1/2021Non-Mem: $720.00
Members: $665.00
Reno, NVMcDougall, Gary
Basic SWAT
Category:
Tactics 
5
DAYS
Individuals who have recently been assigned to SWAT and have not received basic SWAT training will benefit from this comprehensive introduction to tactical skills. Students will be introduced to basic SWAT topics, tactics and techniques including a historical overview of SWAT, team organization and structure, resolution of barricaded suspect situations, covert individual and team movement, searches and room clearing, chemical agents, less-lethal options, warrant service and multiple field training exercises. This is a hands-on, high-intensity course in which students practice tactics and techniques in the field.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through the end of 2020.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
2020134011/2/20207/29/2020Non-Mem: $823.00
Members: $768.00
Howell, NJWolf, BobTHIS COURSE
IS FULL
2020342012/14/20209/23/2020Non-Mem: $777.00
Members: $722.00
Newton, IA Carmona, ChristopherTHIS COURSE
IS FULL
High-Risk Manhunt Operations
Category:
Specialty Courses 
3
DAYS
One of the most challenging and hazardous assignments for SWAT is searching for an armed fugitive in an open-air environment. Responding to this type of incident successfully requires specific skill sets beyond basic SWAT training. This three-day course teaches tactical officers the techniques and tactics required to participate in a high-risk manhunt operation. Topics include: introduction to visual tracking, land navigation with map, compass & GPS, firearms skills for open-air environments, equipment recommendations, tracking team tactics, grid search team tactics, apprehension tactics in an open-air environment, integrating K9 teams and incident command aspects of a high-risk manhunt. The course is presented through a combination of lectures, extensive field exercises, force-on-force scenarios with role players, firearms range training and a table-top exercise. A final high-risk manhunt functional exercise will allow officers to demonstrate all the skills learned. This course satisfies the NTOA Tactical Response and Operations Standard: 3.1.4.2 High Risk Apprehensions in Open Air Environments
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through the end of 2020.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
2020305010/27/202010/13/2020Non-Mem: $827.00
Members: $772.00
Disputanta, VAWinslow, CharlesTHIS COURSE
IS FULL
High-Risk Warrant Service
Category:
Tactics 
3
DAYS
This comprehensive course will train SWAT personnel in the elements of a high-risk warrant service. Concepts involving warrant planning; intelligence gathering; target site scouting; uses of diversion and breaching; and methods of executing the warrant inclusive of dynamic entry, breach and hold, limited penetration, and contain and call out will be taught in this hands-on, challenging course.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Hostage Rescue Tactics
Category:
Tactics 
5
DAYS
This course offers training for SWAT team members with prior basic SWAT training and will address advanced tactics and techniques. Students will be introduced to and trained in the crucial aspects of hostage rescue operations. Topics include hostage rescue concepts, rapid deployment, emergency entry tactics, tactical operations center, and crisis negotiations concepts. Hostage rescue techniques and force options will be covered in-depth including stronghold, vehicle, and tactical precision long rifle options. The students will complete multiple fast-paced field training exercises that will improve and enhance tactical skills.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Law Enforcement Response to Suicidal Subjects - Legal Realities and Options
Category:
High-Risk Patrol Operations 
1
DAYS
This 1-day course is designed to educate police personnel on the legalities and challenges faced when responding to suicidal subjects. Unique perspectives are provided in order to provoke discussion within agencies to have a true understanding of the relevant Constitutional requirements. Case law examples are provided as talking points to assist in guiding policy and response decision-making. In addition, model programs from throughout the United States are presented as potential options for agencies to consider.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through the end of 2020.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202101304/7/20214/1/2021Non-Mem: $174.00
Members: $119.00
Reno, NVSelleg, Jeff
Less Lethal, FSDD, Chemical Agent Instructor Certification
Category:
Specialty Munitions 
5
DAYS
THIS INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION EXPIRES FOUR YEARS AFTER COMPLETION OF THE CERTIFICATION COURSE.

The Less Lethal Impact Projectiles Instructor Course is a train the trainer course designed to familiarize attendees with less lethal weapons, impact munitions and deployment tactics. Topics to be covered include instructor development techniques, less lethal force philosophy, case law, policy issues, technology overview, deployment tactics, product demonstrations, and less lethal practical scenarios.

The Flash Sound Diversionary Device Instructor Course is a train the trainer course designed to familiarize attendees with flash sound diversionary devices (FSDD). Topics to be covered include history of diversionary devices, definitions, and nomenclature, legal aspects of diversionary devices, policy issues, preparation and deployment of diversionary devices, and practical application.

The Chemical Agent Instructor Course is a train the trainer course designed to familiarize attendees with chemical munitions. Topics to be covered include history, products and characteristics, delivery systems, hazards, decontamination, gas masks, and general tactics as they relate to the use of chemical agents.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through the end of 2020.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
2020098011/2/20208/29/2020Non-Mem: $950.00
Members: $895.00
Chandler, AZPearson, DavidTHIS COURSE
IS FULL
202100306/7/20214/7/2021Non-Mem: $950.00
Members: $895.00
Peachtree City, GASorensen, Robert
Managing an Incident Command Post and Tactical Operations Center
Category:
Leadership 
1
DAYS
This one-day, eight-hour seminar is an instructional overview of emergency operations center; command post and tactical operations center functions, structure, and operations. Command decision-making through a proven system that streamlines the flow of direction and information will be a central focus of this course.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through the end of 2020.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
2020351011/19/202011/5/2020Non-Mem: $224.00
Members: $169.00
Montgomery, ALMcDuffie, Ralph
Manual and Shotgun Breaching
Category:
Breaching 
2
DAYS
This two-day course will cover the basic concepts associated with forcible entry into a structure, as well as practical and legal considerations. Instruction will include the proper selection and use of breaching tools, including the shotgun.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Police Counter Ambush Tactics
Category:
High-Risk Patrol Operations 
2
DAYS
This 2-day course is designed to educate and prepare police officers in the event of an ambush. Officers will be trained in techniques to eliminate or mitigate the threat. Officers will also be trained in the application of tactical emergency medicine through the use of tourniquets, pressure dressings and direct pressure. This is a hands-on, high-intensity course in which students practice tactics and techniques in the field.
There is a 3rd day that is optional and dedicated to firearms and vehicle operations.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Police Response to Active Shooter Instructor Certification
Category:
High-Risk Patrol Operations 
4
DAYS
Innovative tactics and tried-and-true techniques are the hallmark of this course which is designed for individuals assigned the responsibility to teach police and SWAT personnel in immediate deployment / rapid intervention techniques. This is a train-the-trainer course. Topics to be covered include an historical overview of active shooter situations including school shootings, immediate deployment / rapid intervention tactics, barricade-hostage rescue concepts and instructional techniques. Simunitions weapons will be used in field training exercises.

*** It is highly recommended that students bring a laptop computer to class.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through the end of 2020.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202103706/7/20215/7/2021Non-Mem: $742.00
Members: $687.00
Windsor, ONPeriatt, Chris
202101606/21/20215/21/2021Non-Mem: $737.00
Members: $682.00
Abington, PARamirez, Jose
Rescue Task Force Instructor Certification
Category:
High-Risk Patrol Operations 
3
DAYS
This course is designed to teach students the four main methods of warm zone care during active violence incidents. Driving tactics as well as a reasonable expectation for success during active violence incidents will be discussed. This course will expose law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel, as well as other public safety partners to operating in a warm zone environment to provide point of wounding care to patients. Tactical Emergency Casualty Care lessons will be provided so that all participants can provide appropriate point of wounding care. Discussions will include command and control considerations, including the establishment of unified command, common operating language, and essential on scene functions that must be performed for the incident to be successful. This course will provide the student with ongoing training ideas for their department as well as identify some common barriers that must be overcome.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through the end of 2020.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
2020183011/16/202011/2/2020Non-Mem: $759.00
Members: $704.00
Janesville, WIAnderson, Edward
Resolution of Barricaded Suspect
Category:
Tactics 
3
DAYS
This course will focus on procedures and tactics suitable to the resolution of an armed and barricaded suspect(s) situation. Upon successful completion of this course, the students will understand basic guidelines for resolution of barricaded incidents, the force options and its applications, the proper deployment of arrest team, entry personnel, precision rifle groups and containment personnel. Additional topics such as criteria for deployment, legal ramifications and use of diversionary, chemical and less-lethal devices will also be discussed. Designed for tactical operators, this course will challenge students to learn and apply advanced tactical concepts.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through the end of 2020.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
2020205011/11/202010/28/2020Non-Mem: $585.00
Members: $530.00
Ludlow, MAYelton, Bill
2020153011/16/202011/2/2020Non-Mem: $605.00
Members: $550.00
Newton, KSYelton, Bill
Scenario Based Tactical Operations
Category:
Tactics 
4
DAYS
This course is intended for SWAT team members who have prior training and experience in the barricade, warrant service and hostage rescue disciplines. It is recommended that students have attended Basic SWAT or SWAT I, and SWAT II (or equivalent) prior to attending this class.
Officers attending the course will be evaluated on their prior experience and training and will be tasked with various tactical scenarios dealing with barricade, warrant service, and hostage rescue incidents.
This will be an intensive scenario only based course, which will have no formal instruction prior to each training scenario and will require students to perform utilizing their prior experience. Throughout the course, students will be provided feedback and critiques on their performance.
Scenarios will include environments conducive to actual real-time operations, to include low-light and night-time operations.

THIS COURSE WILL END AT 2400 HOURS ON THE LAST DAY OF CLASS. STUDENTS SHOULD PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
School and Workplace Violence: Preparation and Response
Category:
Specialty Courses 
2
DAYS
This is a special course for law enforcement, school, and business professionals dealing with selected issues in preparing for and responding to incidents of mass violence. All participants will begin classroom instruction together; the law enforcement attendees and the school / business attendees will then separate for continued instruction along tracks suited to the roles of each group. All participants will reunite for the practical application to allow for integration of their respective roles during field exercises. Utilizing both lecture and facilitated learning techniques, the following topics will be among those covered: threat analysis, the application of physical security systems and procedures to incidents of mass violence, emergency plan development and assessment, and law enforcement response issues. It is expected that participants are familiar with basic concepts in these areas. Special emphasis will be given to lessons learned from past incidents.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Shotgun Breaching Techniques
Category:
Breaching 
1
DAYS
This course is designed for those personnel who have the responsibility to perform shotgun breaching, using frangible / disintegrating projectiles, in support of police tactical operations. Classroom instruction and live fire practical application of learned skills will be conducted.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Single Officer Assailant Response (SOAR)
Category:
High-Risk Patrol Operations 
3
DAYS
This course prepares the individual officer with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed when responding to a critical incident involving active killing, in the single officer capacity. Our program focuses on enlightened conservation of the single officer response. We emphasize problem solving while utilizing fundamental tactics and techniques that are simple, effective and repeatable. These tactics and techniques have been gained and validated through real world experiences. Topics include judgement enhanced training, critical skills marksmanship and entry techniques for the single officer assailant response. The officer will complete multiple fast-paced field training exercises that will improve and enhance the officer's problem-solving ability in the single officer response.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Sniper I
Category:
Tactical Firearms 
5
DAYS
This course is designed to expose tactical personnel to the proper deployment and techniques for a long rifle position. Topics to be covered include weapons selection and maintenance, rapid deployment issues, use-of-force issues and coordinated fire techniques. This course of instruction will stress the fundamentals of marksmanship and precision shooting. Practical range training will include shooting at moving targets, range estimation, and various courses of fire.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through the end of 2020.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
2020194011/2/202010/2/2020Non-Mem: $1,007.00
Members: $952.00
Disputanta, VAWinslow, Charles
Strengthening Leadership, Resilience, and Well-Being
Category:
Leadership 
2
DAYS
It is well-established that our performance and leadership success is profoundly connected to our emotional well-being and physical health. Building on Colonel Boyd's OODA Loop and Reversal Theory, this workshop provides a set of comprehensive Situational, Cognitive, and Emotional dominance tools to activate positive and critical emotional intelligence attributes.

Derived from over 70 years of combined education, research, consulting, and training for the military, academia, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and others, these tools strengthen our psychological hardiness and manifest courage, control, and commitment, initiating a positive psychological mentality for maximized resilience, well-being, and leadership performance.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through the end of 2020.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202101104/5/20214/1/2021Non-Mem: $274.00
Members: $219.00
Reno, NVJavidi, Dr. Mitch
Supervising Patrol Critical Incidents
Category:
High-Risk Patrol Operations 
2
DAYS
***This class is not intended for SWAT Officers, as it is designed primarily for patrol officers with no SWAT experience***.

This course is designed to provide patrol supervisors with the information and tools needed to manage a critical incident prior to the arrival of SWAT. Understanding the methodology used in managing a dynamic tactical problem, incident command system fundamentals, and the 4 primary types of critical incidents involving an adversary will give the patrol supervisor the tools needed to succeed during these events.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through the end of 2020.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
2020282010/26/20209/24/2020Non-Mem: $293.00
Members: $238.00
Idaho Falls, IDFoos, MarkTHIS COURSE
IS FULL
2020332011/12/202010/28/2020Non-Mem: $294.00
Members: $239.00
Albany, ORNorton, Travis
2020047010/29/202010/29/2020Non-Mem: $293.00
Members: $238.00
Lafayette, LASmith, Graham
2020102012/3/202011/19/2020Non-Mem: $296.00
Members: $241.00
Chesterfield, VA
202105801/11/202112/15/2020Non-Mem: $294.00
Members: $239.00
Southaven, MSNorton, Travis
202101501/18/202112/21/2020Non-Mem: $296.00
Members: $241.00
Milton, VTFoos, Mark
202102702/8/20211/8/2021Non-Mem: $294.00
Members: $239.00
Wayne, NJ Patterson, Josh
202104002/18/20211/18/2021Non-Mem: $294.00
Members: $239.00
Scottsdale, AZNorton, Travis
202104403/1/20212/1/2021Non-Mem: $294.00
Members: $239.00
West Chester, OHPatterson, Josh
202101204/8/20214/1/2021Non-Mem: $274.00
Members: $219.00
Reno, NVFlippo, Daniel
202104606/7/20215/7/2021Non-Mem: $294.00
Members: $239.00
Madisonville, KY Foos, Mark
SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership I
Category:
Leadership 
5
DAYS
This course is designed to expose police SWAT Team Commanders and Supervisors to contemporary SWAT issues, tactics and procedures. Topics include major incident debriefs; leadership issues, emotional intelligence, justifying SWAT; the use of SWAT Teams; SWAT standards and professionalism; contemporary SWAT issues and concerns; SWAT and the media; selection, training, discipline and removal of supervisors and team members; crisis negotiations considerations; tactical operation center considerations; operational planning; weapons and equipment selection; legal issues and considerations; critical incident management; barricade and hostage procedures; warrant service planning and procedures; and much more.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through the end of 2020.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
2020286011/16/202010/30/2020Non-Mem: $750.00
Members: $695.00
McKinney, TXGolden, TheodoreTHIS COURSE
IS FULL
2020274011/30/202010/30/2020Non-Mem: $750.00
Members: $695.00
Bel Air, MDHancock, ShawnTHIS COURSE
IS FULL
2020292012/7/202011/6/2020Non-Mem: $750.00
Members: $695.00
Miami Beach, FLYoung, BillTHIS COURSE
IS FULL
202104101/4/202112/4/2020Non-Mem: $750.00
Members: $695.00
Albany, ORBranyon, Bart
202102601/4/202112/4/2020Non-Mem: $750.00
Members: $695.00
Goldsboro, NC Branyon, Bart
202103201/18/202112/18/2020Non-Mem: $750.00
Members: $695.00
Gonzales, LASchaeffer, Rod THIS COURSE
IS FULL
202103002/1/20211/1/2021Non-Mem: $750.00
Members: $695.00
Montgomery, ALBranyon, Bart
202102902/22/20211/22/2021Non-Mem: $750.00
Members: $695.00
Richmond, TXBranyon, Bart
202100604/5/20214/1/2021Non-Mem: $720.00
Members: $665.00
Reno, NVHancock, Shawn
202105308/30/20217/30/2021Non-Mem: $750.00
Members: $695.00
Colorado Springs, COHancock, Shawn
SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership II
Category:
Leadership 
4
DAYS
This course is offered ONLINE ONLY.

This is a follow-on course to the SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership I course. A comprehensive array of topics will be discussed including improving the structure and delivery of training, maximizing training hours, methods to incorporate SWAT into large scale planned operations, problem-solving methods and analytical thinking, organizational leadership, trust, and much more. Overall discussions will aid students in their role as leaders within their units and agencies.

This class includes intensive academic and theoretical components. Students will conduct research, participate in analytical discussions, and produce written documents to enhance team preparedness.

Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
SWAT Team Leader Development
Category:
Leadership 
5
DAYS
This course is designed for law enforcement personnel who are responsible for deploying in the capacity as a SWAT Team Leader or as a supervisor who is responsible for the training and deployment of tactical teams. The focus of this training will be on pre-incident training, planning, organizing, and the tactical decision-making process used in the resolution of high-risk operations. Also included in the curriculum is an overview of SWAT training topics including selection and testing, training issues and liability, national SWAT standards and critical incident reviews. Practical applications will consist of scouting and planning warrants, small team planning, tactics used in the resolution of critical incidents, and the review of tactical incidents and videos. Attendees will participate in-group discussions, write operations orders, and develop training plans, plus critique and evaluate tactics and decisions based on a principle based SWAT decision-making process.

*** It is highly recommended that students bring a laptop computer to class.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through the end of 2020.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
2020056010/26/202010/12/2020Non-Mem: $750.00
Members: $695.00
Bloomington, INMeyer, FredTHIS COURSE
IS FULL
2020246011/2/202010/29/2020Non-Mem: $750.00
Members: $695.00
South Salt Lake, UTHumphrey, Paul
2020229011/16/202011/2/2020Non-Mem: $750.00
Members: $695.00
New Hope, MNHardesty, Matt
2020174011/9/202011/8/2020Non-Mem: $740.00
Members: $685.00
Peachtree City, GAMurphy, Dan
2020321011/30/202011/16/2020Non-Mem: $750.00
Members: $695.00
Charleston, SCMurphy, Dan
202102001/11/202112/11/2020Non-Mem: $750.00
Members: $695.00
Pearl River, LAHardesty, Matt
202104301/18/202112/18/2020Non-Mem: $750.00
Members: $695.00
Trussville, ALBehun, Jason
202102402/1/20211/1/2021Non-Mem: $750.00
Members: $695.00
Shalimar, FLBehun, Jason
202103103/8/20212/8/2021Non-Mem: $750.00
Members: $695.00
Lawrence, INBehun, Jason
202104803/22/20212/22/2021Non-Mem: $750.00
Members: $695.00
Seattle, WAMurphy, Dan
202100704/5/20214/1/2021Non-Mem: $720.00
Members: $665.00
Reno, NVBehun, Jason
2021049010/18/20219/18/2021Non-Mem: $750.00
Members: $695.00
Titusville, FLMurphy, Dan
Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS)
Category:
TEMS 
4
DAYS
The course will incorporate lectures, practice, and scenario based training to provide emergency medical providers with the foundation principles, practices, and skills necessary for providing medical support to law enforcement operations. The emphasis will be on medical models and skills effective for supporting special operations teams during high-risk, large scale and extended operations. The concepts and skills taught in this course are also relevant to all law enforcement operations.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Tactical Mission Planning and Briefing
Category:
Leadership 
2
DAYS
This course is designed to expose police personnel (supervisors, tactical and task force team leaders, detectives, etc.) to procedures used for tactical mission planning and briefing of involved tactical personnel. Topics include mission planning documentation; operational planning for high-risk search warrants; scouting procedures for mission planning; primary, alternate, contingency, and emergency planning; suggestions on how to modify high-risk search warrant planning to other types of tactical missions (open area operations, barricaded subjects, arrest warrant/fugitive apprehension, and hostage barricade situations); and much more. The primary goal of this course is to allow the student to conduct sample briefings during class in order to obtain experience and streamline the briefing process. Ensuring that a comprehensive but efficient briefing system is in place will be a course outcome.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through the end of 2020.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202101404/8/20214/1/2021Non-Mem: $274.00
Members: $219.00
Reno, NVJahnke, Jason
Tactical Scouting
Category:
Specialty Courses 
1
DAYS
Tactical diagramming is a technique used to determine floor plans by using outside architectural features such as doors, windows, vents, ducts and even the shape of the building itself. Using simple concepts like working from large to small and confidence to ambiguity, students gain knowledge, skills and abilities on how to identify architectural features that provide reliable clues to the locations of interior walls, the types and sizes of rooms and even the location of appliances and wall switches. The course begins with a broad overview on terrain analysis with a focus on urban terrain and the contribution of a reliable floor plan for planning and decision-making. It continues with an explanation of building principles, which heavily influence how residences are constructed. The course will also identify how to diagram houses that have additions or been remodeled, have upper-stories and even structures with multiple-dwellings. The course completes the formal instruction with methods for obtaining reliable intelligence, especially photographs, to enhance the detection of subtle architectural features. The final period is focused on a practical application where students work with each other and instructors on either a class project or using their own photographs, of an actual target location.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Tactical Team Workshop
Category:
Tactical Team Workshop 
3
DAYS
Tactical Team Workshops are either 3- or 5-day training sessions and involve one or more NTOA instructors on site, working directly with the tactical team in a training environment. The unique program allows the team to choose what topics to focus on, and those topics can vary throughout the training sessions, as there is no set agenda. The instructors may conduct classroom presentations if desired by the team, but the primary objective is to conduct practical training. Instructors may develop brief training scenarios and provide feedback, facilitate drills and evolutions to enhance team and individual skills, and much more. Instructors are available to discuss any topic that the team members choose. The Tactical Team Workshop is not a formal team review and does not result in the preparation of a formal analysis or comprehensive report.

Pricing is customized based on location, number of instructors and workshop length. For further cost information please complete the request for proposal.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Technology in Tactical Operations
Category:
Specialty Courses 
2
DAYS
This two-day course will provide hands on instruction deploying technology to include robotics, throw phones, listening devices, MESH networks, camera systems and computer applications in hostile environments. Students will learn how to deploy and work behind technology in a safe manner. Students will also learn how technology can improve tempo and situational awareness, and the importance of selecting the proper equipment.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Training Management and Risk Mitigation for SWAT
Category:
Specialty Courses 
3
DAYS
A three-day course designed to provide SWAT Team leaders and trainers with the ability to design, plan and prepare proactive training guidelines, manuals, events, calendars and support documents in order to best utilize limited training time and opportunities in order to produce the highest quality personnel and team capability; and to provide SWAT Team leaders and trainers with proven risk mitigation methodologies to counter risk within the three main risk areas for SWAT Teams, i.e. legal, training and operations.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through the end of 2020.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202101004/5/20214/1/2021Non-Mem: $349.00
Members: $294.00
Reno, NVMcDuffie, Ralph
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