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Advanced Crisis Negotiations
3
DAYS
This course is intended for law enforcement personnel who have prior training and experience in crisis negotiations. It is recommended that students have attended Basic Crisis Negotiations prior to attending this class. This course will include a review of critical basic course concepts and build upon them to provide officers with the best practices in the field of negotiations. The student will learn negotiation strategies from actual incident debrief/case studies, class discussions, and practical exercises/scenarios.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Retired
Associate
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202430008/19/20248/15/2024Members: $320.00
Non-Mem: $375.00
South Jordan, UTCaudill, Jeffrey
202443008/26/20248/22/2024Members: $320.00
Non-Mem: $375.00
Lexington, SCTorres, Victor1
SEATS LEFT
202449108/27/20248/22/2024Members: $320.00
Non-Mem: $375.00
Newport News, VADoering, Patrick
2024382010/7/20249/7/2024Members: $320.00
Non-Mem: $375.00
Bowling Green, OHCaudill, Jeffrey
2024432011/18/20249/8/2024Members: $320.00
Non-Mem: $375.00
Brownsburg, INTorres, Victor
2024320010/16/20249/15/2024Members: $320.00
Non-Mem: $375.00
Broomall, PADrucker, Harry
2024271011/4/202410/4/2024Members: $320.00
Non-Mem: $375.00
Janesville, WICaudill, Jeffrey
202432204/30/20253/30/2025Members: $320.00
Non-Mem: $375.00
Steamboat Springs, COCaudill, Jeffrey
Ballistic Shield
2
DAYS
This course is designed to teach the student various methods of ballistic shield use during tactical clearing. This includes firearms drills with the shield, the use of one and two officer shield teams, and the use and construction of a tactical mirror.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202447608/26/20247/26/2024Members: $406.00
Non-Mem: $461.00
Cranston , RIOgden, Derek
202410709/30/20248/30/2024Members: $406.00
Non-Mem: $461.00
Webb City, MOShumate, Jake
2024251011/14/202410/15/2024Members: $406.00
Non-Mem: $461.00
Altoona, IAShumate, Jake
2024138012/9/202411/8/2024Members: $406.00
Non-Mem: $461.00
Lorain, OHShumate, Jake
202437001/6/202512/7/2024Members: $406.00
Non-Mem: $461.00
Florence, ALShumate, Jake
202451603/3/20252/17/2025Members: $406.00
Non-Mem: $461.00
Port Angeles, WAOgden, Derek
Basic Crisis 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
Fire/EMS
Retired
Associate
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202401608/5/20247/5/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Sioux City, IACole, Stuart7
SEATS LEFT
202433109/9/20248/9/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Idaho Falls, IDDrucker, Harry
202438109/30/20248/30/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Bowling Green, OHTorres, Victor
2024272010/14/20249/13/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Janesville, WICole, Stuart
2024527010/21/20249/20/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Lafayette , LATorres, Victor
2024315010/21/20249/20/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Franklin, INCaudill, Jeffrey
2024478011/4/202410/4/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Minneapolis, MNTorres, Victor
2024483011/18/202410/18/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Monroeville, PADoering, Patrick
2024518012/2/202411/1/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Bowman, NDTorres, Victor
Online: Basic Crisis Negotiations
5
DAYS
This course is a virtual course that is instructor-led over 5 days.

This entire course is conducted online via Zoom and covers the same material as the residency version. 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.

NOTE: Students will participate in group discussions and produce written documents to enhance team preparedness. This version of Basic Crisis Negotiations is conducted entirely online through a live instructor-led process. Students will need a computer or tablet with webcam and microphone capabilities in order to participate in this course.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Retired
Associate
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202435908/14/20248/7/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
OnlineDoering, Patrick
NOTE: This multi-day course will take place on the following days: August 14, 15, 16, 22 & 23 (10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time)
2024464010/2/20249/25/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
OnlineDoering, Patrick6
SEATS LEFT
NOTE: This multi-day course will take place on the following days: October 2,3, 4, 10 & 11 (10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time)
2024465012/11/202412/4/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
OnlineDoering, Patrick
NOTE: This multi-day course will take place on the following days: December 11, 12, 13, 19 & 20 (10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time)
Basic SWAT
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
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202440609/30/20248/30/2024Members: $779.00
Non-Mem: $834.00
Bladensburg, MDYosi, Ron
2024317010/14/20249/13/2024Members: $779.00
Non-Mem: $834.00
Orangeburg, SCMaldonado, Erick
202438309/23/20249/19/2024Members: $779.00
Non-Mem: $834.00
Bensalem, PAYosi, Ron
2024513010/21/20249/20/2024Members: $779.00
Non-Mem: $834.00
Bellefonte, PAHopkins, Marcus
2024426010/21/20249/20/2024Members: $779.00
Non-Mem: $834.00
Richmond, INYosi, Ron
2024533010/28/20249/26/2024Members: $779.00
Non-Mem: $834.00
Jonesborough, TNMorris, Robert
2024522011/11/202410/11/2024Members: $779.00
Non-Mem: $834.00
Mt. Juliet, TNMorris, Robert
2024550012/2/202411/1/2024Members: $779.00
Non-Mem: $834.00
Freehold, NJWolf, Bob
Online: Crisis Negotiations Skills for First Responders
1
DAYS
This course is a virtual course that is instructor-led. THIS COURSE IS NOT INTENDED FOR CRISIS NEGOTIATORS.

This course is designed to provide first responders (patrol/detective), dispatchers, supervisors, and fire/EMS personnel involved in responding to crisis and barricaded subject calls with skills to effectively communicate and de-escalate the situation. This course will provide the student with a basic understanding of scene response, communication methods, de-escalation skills, intelligence gathering, roles and responsibilities during crisis negotiations, incident assessments, and incident debriefs.

NOTE: Students will participate in group discussions. This version of Crisis Negotiations for First Responders is conducted entirely online through a live instructor-led process. Students will need a computer or tablet with webcam and microphone capabilities to participate in this course.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Retired
Associate
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202446609/18/20249/11/2024Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
OnlineDoering, Patrick
This is a one-day class held from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time
2024469012/17/202412/10/2024Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
OnlineDoering, Patrick
This is a one-day class held from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Great to Magnus Public Safety Coach Certification
8
DAYS
This is a hybrid course consisting of 5 days of in-person training and 3 days of online training.

GREAT to MAGNUS Public Safety Coach Certification Program is the only ICF-accredited program designed for public safety officials. Completing the course and required mentoring sessions results in the ACC (Associate Coach Certified) credential from the International Coaching Federation.

The Coach program is for anyone in public safety at any rank or position aspiring to improve themselves, others, or their organization. It is a comprehensive program focusing on wellness, workplace, leadership, and executive development. It includes a two-day EQi Coach Certification and provides a deep understanding of emotional intelligence. The coach certification emphasizes the core competencies of coaching fundamentals and the Fearless Leaders mindful coach approach, helping people realize what they can do by focusing on Courage, Resilience, Consciousness, and Mindset.

Professional coaches with extensive public safety backgrounds and real coaching experience lead this blended learning program. Throughout the program, comprehensive hands-on training and practice will occur. Graduates receive additional resources and optional support.

This unique and engaging program will prepare you to improve your leadership style and capabilities, personal life, and organizational culture. You will also have the confidence and skills to help others do the same.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202450409/16/20248/30/2024Members: $3,800.00
Non-Mem: $3,995.00
Avon, INGreenberg, Cathy
This is a hybrid course consisting of 5 days of in-person training from Sept. 16-20 and 3 days of online training from Sept. 24-26
High-Risk Warrant Service
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 breach and hold, limited penetration, and contain and call out will be taught in this hands-on, challenging course.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202428407/22/20247/18/2024Members: $554.00
Non-Mem: $609.00
Winnemucca, NVYelton, Bill
2024106010/14/20249/13/2024Members: $554.00
Non-Mem: $609.00
Soledad, CAShumate, Jake
202500804/7/20253/7/2025Members: $554.00
Non-Mem: $609.00
Richmond, INLong, Jason
Hostage Rescue 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
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202407908/5/20248/5/2024Members: $779.00
Non-Mem: $834.00
Soledad, CAShumate, Jake
Online: Law Enforcement Response to Suicidal Subjects: Legal Realities and Options
1
DAYS
This course is a virtual course that is instructor-led.

This entire course is conducted online via Zoom. 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.

NOTE: Students will participate in group discussions. This version of Law Enforcement Response to Suicidal Subjects: Legal Realities and Options is conducted entirely online through a live instructor-led process. Students will need a computer or tablet with webcam and microphone capabilities in order to participate in this course.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Retired
Associate
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202453008/8/20248/1/2024Members: $0.00
Non-Mem: $0.00
OnlinePearson, David
This is a one-day class held from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Law Enforcement Response to Suicidal Subjects: Legal Realities and Options
1
DAYS
This course is a virtual course that is instructor-led.

This entire course is conducted online via Zoom. 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 to provoke discussion within agencies to truly understand the relevant Constitutional requirements. Case law examples are provided as talking points to guide policy and response decision-making. In addition, model programs from throughout the United States are presented as potential options for agencies to consider.
NOTE: Students will participate in group discussions. This version of Law Enforcement Response to Suicidal Subjects: Legal Realities and Options is conducted entirely online through a live instructor-led process. Students will need a computer or tablet with webcam and microphone capabilities in order to participate in this course.
Less Lethal, FSDD, Chemical Agent Instructor Certification
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
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202450909/30/20247/30/2024Members: $911.00
Non-Mem: $966.00
Orlando, FLMartinez, Mark
202439908/12/20248/8/2024Members: $911.00
Non-Mem: $966.00
Spokane, WAPearson, David
202415008/26/20248/22/2024Members: $911.00
Non-Mem: $966.00
Baraboo, WIMcCartney, Michael
2024429011/18/20249/18/2024Members: $911.00
Non-Mem: $966.00
Chesapeake, VAMartinez, Mark
202500401/27/202511/27/2024Members: $911.00
Non-Mem: $966.00
South Salt Lake City, UTScholz, Doug
202501103/24/20251/22/2025Members: $911.00
Non-Mem: $966.00
Reading, PAMartinez, Mark
202503704/28/20252/28/2025Members: $911.00
Non-Mem: $966.00
Janesville, WIPearson, David
202503906/2/20254/2/2025Members: $911.00
Non-Mem: $966.00
Winslow Township, NJMcCartney, Michael
Managing Critical Incidents
1
DAYS
This one-day course is designed to provide law enforcement supervisors and command personnel with the information and tools needed to manage a large-scale critical incident. This course will include a NIMS review, but the focus of the course is providing the tools for supervisors and command personnel to succeed when responding to active threats. The roles and responsibilities of the Incident Commander will be discussed and applied through practical group exercises. 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
Fire/EMS
Associate
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202442308/9/20248/5/2024Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
Apex, NCPergola, Mark
202405209/9/20248/9/2024Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
Ontario, OHBigelow, Jonathan
202443908/12/20248/12/2024Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
Frisco, TXWalker, Travis7
SEATS LEFT
202430109/20/20248/20/2024Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
Danville, PAMcDuffie, Ralph
2024436012/2/202411/1/2024Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
La Vista, NEWalker, Travis
202503801/6/202512/6/2024Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
Auburn, ALBigelow, Jonathan
202502802/18/20251/18/2025Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
Chesterfield, VABigelow, Jonathan
Online: Managing Critical Incidents
1
DAYS
This course is a virtual course that is instructor-led.

This one-day course is designed to provide law enforcement supervisors and command personnel with the information and tools needed to manage a large-scale critical incident. This course will include a NIMS review, but the focus of the course is providing the tools for supervisors and command personnel to succeed when responding to active threats. The roles and responsibilities of the Incident Commander will be discussed and applied through practical group exercises. 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
Sworn Law Enforcement
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course.
Manual and Shotgun 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
Sworn Law Enforcement
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
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
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
2024104011/4/202410/4/2024Members: $427.00
Non-Mem: $482.00
Caldwell, IDMorris, Robert
Police Response to Active Shooter Instructor Certification
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
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202435408/12/20247/12/2024Members: $712.00
Non-Mem: $767.00
Andover, MNEmbry, Alex
202401407/22/20247/19/2024Members: $712.00
Non-Mem: $767.00
Traverse City, MIEmbry, Alex
202448409/9/20248/9/2024Members: $712.00
Non-Mem: $767.00
Eau Claire, WIHilliker, Pat
202437509/30/20248/30/2024Members: $712.00
Non-Mem: $767.00
Meredith, NHRamirez, Jose
202503406/23/20255/26/2025Members: $712.00
Non-Mem: $767.00
Crookston, MNHilliker, Pat
202503107/28/20256/27/2025Members: $712.00
Non-Mem: $767.00
Ontario , OHEmbry, Alex
Public Order Basic Command Certification
5
DAYS
This course is designed for law enforcement personnel responsible for the direct management or supervision of Public Order personnel during field operations. This course will expose law enforcement Public Order supervisors to contemporary public order issues, tactics, and procedures. Topics will include leadership, professionalism, risk mitigation, de-escalation tactics, decision-making, policy, crowd management theories, planning, legal issues, personal protective equipment, operational considerations, and use of force.

NOTE: Students will participate in group and functional exercises. Students must bring a computer, an example of an agency operational plan, and relevant agency policies. Students are required to pass a final course exam (taken online) to pass the course successfully.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202445608/26/20247/26/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Charleston, SCFomby, Spencer
202447509/9/20248/9/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Land O Lakes, FLDavidov, Peter
202447108/12/20248/12/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Vancouver, WALee, Ryan
202416408/19/20248/19/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
San Marcos, TXRaganella, Anthony
2024355010/7/20249/6/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Woodfin, NCLee, Ryan
2024172010/7/20249/6/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Saint Paul, MNDavidov, Peter5
SEATS LEFT
2024440010/14/20249/13/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Denton, TXHanson, Alan
2024534010/21/20249/20/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Portland, ORFomby, Spencer
2024512010/28/20249/27/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Lenexa, KSFomby, Spencer
2024388012/9/202411/8/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Cambridge, MARaganella, Anthony
202501901/27/202512/27/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Richardson, TXHanson, Alan
202501002/24/20251/24/2025Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Bellingham, WADavidov, Peter
202503506/2/20255/2/2025Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Chesterfield, VADavidov, Peter
Online: Public Order Grenadier Workshop Series: Best Practices for Public Order Grenadiers
2
DAYS
This course is a virtual course that is instructor-led.

This entire course is conducted online via Zoom. The Public Order Grenadier Workshop is designed for law enforcement personnel responsible for the direct management, supervision, or instruction of Public Order personnel who are assigned to deploy less lethal impact munitions, chemical agents, and distraction devices in a protest environment. This workshop will expose law enforcement Public Order grenadier instructors and supervisors to contemporary public order use of force issues, tactics, and less lethal philosophy. Topics will include less lethal options, program development, weapon selection, de-escalation tactics, decision-making, policy, crowd management theories, documentation, legal issues, and operational considerations.

NOTE: Students will participate in group discussions. Students will need a computer or tablet with webcam and microphone capabilities in order to participate in this course.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202453507/24/20247/19/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
OnlineFomby, Spencer
NOTE: This is a two-day virtual workshop held from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time
202453607/31/20247/25/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
OnlineFomby, Spencer
NOTE: This is a two-day virtual workshop held from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Rescue Task Force Instructor Certification
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
Fire/EMS
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202444508/12/20248/12/2024Members: $738.00
Non-Mem: $793.00
Newport, RIEtzin, James
2024442010/2/20249/1/2024Members: $738.00
Non-Mem: $793.00
Redmond, ORAnderson, Edward
2024501010/16/20249/15/2024Members: $738.00
Non-Mem: $793.00
Bristol, TNFishel, Chris
202505103/10/20252/11/2025Members: $738.00
Non-Mem: $793.00
Clarksboro, NJEtzin, James
Resolution of Barricaded Suspect
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
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
2024389010/21/20249/21/2024Members: $554.00
Non-Mem: $609.00
Troy, MIYelton, Bill
2024437010/28/20249/27/2024Members: $554.00
Non-Mem: $609.00
Forsyth, GAShumate, Jake
2024371011/12/202410/12/2024Members: $554.00
Non-Mem: $609.00
Florence, ALYelton, Bill
202442701/27/202512/27/2024Members: $554.00
Non-Mem: $609.00
Evansville, INShumate, Jake
202500705/26/20254/25/2025Members: $554.00
Non-Mem: $609.00
Richmond, INOgden, Derek
Scenario Based Tactical Operations
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
Sworn Law Enforcement
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
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
Fire/EMS
Retired
Associate
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202449609/30/20248/30/2024Members: $248.00
Non-Mem: $303.00
Kennewick, WAFrancis, Richard
2024444010/21/20249/20/2024Members: $248.00
Non-Mem: $303.00
Crescent, PAFrancis, Richard
Shotgun Breaching Techniques
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
Sworn Law Enforcement
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)
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
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202440108/26/20247/26/2024Members: $646.00
Non-Mem: $701.00
Stroudsburg, PALong, Jason
202504606/9/20255/9/2025Members: $646.00
Non-Mem: $701.00
New Hampton, IAStrickland, David
Sniper I
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
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202504005/12/20254/11/2025Members: $958.00
Non-Mem: $1,013.00
Winslow Township, NJFishel, Chris
Strengthening Leadership, Resilience, and Well-Being
2
DAYS
This workshop introduces "MAGNUS OVEA" as a strategic framework tailored for first responders to thrive in high-pressure and volatile environments. Drawing from Colonel Boyd's OODA Loop, Albert Bandura's Theory of Social Cognition, tested and validated with the US Joint Special Operations Command, the workshop introduces Dr. Mitch Javidi’s MAGNUS OVEA, a General Theory of Human Performance. It equips participants with a comprehensive arsenal of Situational, Cognitive, and Emotional dominance tools. These tools are designed to neurobiologically activate peak performance and deep emotional intelligence, fostering resilience and wellness essential for success in challenging operations. This course is necessary for all personnel across law enforcement, including SWAT, special operations, corrections, and patrol, catering to individuals at every rank. It leads attendees on a Great to Magnus journey to inspire, educate, impact, and transcend, personally and professionally.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Retired
Associate
Sworn Law Enforcement
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Supervising Patrol Critical Incidents
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
Fire/EMS
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202415507/25/20247/18/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Flower Mound, TXSmith, Graham
202439108/20/20247/20/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Titusville, FLMaldonado, Erick
202449008/26/20247/26/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Roanoke, VAEmbry, Alex
202430407/29/20247/29/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Cary, ILEmbry, Alex
202433007/29/20247/29/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Mountain Brook, ALSmith, Graham
202442508/5/20248/5/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Battle Ground, WASmith, Graham
202433509/5/20248/5/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
OFallon, MOFlippo, Daniel
202427009/9/20248/9/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Janesville, WIKrygier, Bob
202436509/16/20248/16/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Bountiful, UTMaldonado, Erick
202422909/23/20248/23/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Bryan, TXAllen, David
202435008/27/20248/27/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Douglasville, GAPergola, Mark
202439709/30/20248/30/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Normal, ILEmbry, Alex
202447309/30/20248/30/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Dickinson, NDRogers, Buck
2024454010/3/20249/2/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Berwick, MEKrygier, Bob
2024228010/7/20249/5/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Lakewood, COFoos, Mark
2024363010/7/20249/6/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Wayne, NJPatterson, Josh
2024373010/7/20249/6/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Waterford, CTMaldonado, Erick
2024531010/21/20249/20/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Lynnwood, WAKrygier, Bob
2024443010/28/20249/27/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Crescent, PAPatterson, Josh
2024485011/5/202410/5/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Lafayette, LAAllen, David
2024374011/6/202410/6/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Moses Lake, WAEmbry, Alex
2024515012/2/202411/1/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Fort Lauderdale, FLAllen, David
2024480012/2/202411/1/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
South Dennis, MAPergola, Mark
202501501/6/202512/6/2024Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Portland, ORPatterson, Josh
202502502/3/20251/3/2025Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Kearney, NEFoos, Mark
202501802/18/20251/18/2025Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Marshall, MNRogers, Carl
202501703/3/20251/31/2025Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Lehi, UTMaldonado, Erick
202502903/10/20252/7/2025Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Temple, TXAllen, David
202502404/7/20253/7/2025Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Everett, WAKrygier, Bob
202502306/23/20255/23/2025Members: $256.00
Non-Mem: $311.00
Burnet, TXRogers, Buck
Online: Supervising Patrol Critical Incidents
2
DAYS
This course is a virtual course that is instructor-led over 2 days.

This entire course is conducted online via Zoom and covers the same material as the residency version. ***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, and the 4 primary types of critical incidents involving an adversary will give the patrol supervisor the tools needed to succeed during these events.

NOTE: Students will participate in group discussions. This version of Supervising Patrol Critical Incidents is conducted entirely online through a live instructor-led process. Students will need a computer or tablet with webcam and microphone capabilities in order to participate in this course.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Sworn Law Enforcement
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course.
Online: Supervising Patrol Critical Incidents Workshop Series: Methodologies to Make Better Decisions During Critical Incidents
1
DAYS
NOTE: This workshop is not intended for tactical officers; the focus of this workshop is for patrol officers and supervisors.
The NTOA is excited to announce this day-long virtual workshop for senior patrol personnel and supervisors. This workshop will provide attendees with information and tools to help manage a patrol-based critical incident before the arrival of specialized units. Understanding the Focus of Effort Methodology and the PIET3O decision-making model for managing a patrol tactical problem will be introduced. This workshop will also introduce the Recognition Primed Decision-Making Process by utilizing multiple daily decision-making exercises. The workshop will conclude with a critical incident debrief to give patrol supervisors further access to tools and lessons learned.
This workshop will be led by several experienced supervisors from our Supervising Patrol Critical Incidents instructor cadre.
This workshop has limited seats. Each student needs to be registered and will need their own computer to login with BOTH webcam and microphone capability. This workshop is being designed to interactive between the presenters and participants and will involve the extensive use of breakout group discussions.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
2024538012/11/202412/1/2024Members: $179.00
Non-Mem: $234.00
OnlineNorton, Travis
SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership I
5
DAYS
This course is also offered ONLINE.

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
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202421809/9/20248/9/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Rockwall, TXWalker, Travis
202435609/16/20248/16/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Sevierville, TNYoung, Bill
202423909/16/20248/16/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Roanoke, VASchaeffer, Rod
202419609/23/20248/23/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Bellevue, WABrambila, Jon
202428509/30/20248/30/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
New Berlin, WIMcDuffie, Ralph
2024455010/14/20249/16/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Tampa, FL
2024195010/21/20249/20/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
West Deptford, NJMcDuffie, Ralph
2024433010/28/20249/27/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Westlake, OHBrambila, Jon
2024312011/4/202410/4/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Spokane, WADubois, Wayne
2024523011/18/202410/18/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Anchorage, AKSelleg, Jeff
2024369012/2/202411/1/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Lynchburg, VAMcDuffie, Ralph
202503202/10/20251/10/2025Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Providence, RIMcDuffie, Ralph
202504103/17/20252/14/2025Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Davie, FLSchaeffer, Rod
202502705/12/20254/11/2025Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Chesterfield, VAMcDuffie, Ralph
Online: SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership I Certification
5
DAYS
This course is a virtual course that is instructor-led over 5 days.

This entire course is conducted online via Zoom and covers the same material as the residency version. 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.

NOTE: Students will participate in group discussions. This version of SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership I is conducted entirely online through a live instructor-led process. Students will need a computer or tablet with webcam and microphone capabilities in order to participate in this course.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
2024470010/15/202410/8/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
OnlineSelleg, Jeff
NOTE: This multi-day course will take place on the following days: October 15, 17, 21, 23 & 24 (10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time)
Online: SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership II Certification
4
DAYS
This is a hybrid virtual course consisting of live instructor-led over 32 hours (4 days) and 8 hours of self-directed credited work making this a 40-hour course. The self-directed credited work is mandatory and consists of a combination of written problem-solving and decision-making assignments as well as viewing online video content related to the instructional blocks.

This entire course is conducted online via Zoom. This is a follow-on course to the SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership I Certification course. A comprehensive array of topics will be discussed including problem-solving methods and analytical thinking, tactical science principles, understanding the science of trust and how it impacts the building of high-performing teams, emotional intelligence, enhancing the structure and delivery of training to improve team performance, organizational leadership, critical thinking and much more.

NOTE: This class includes intensive academic and theoretical components and requires self-directed assignments outside of class. Students will participate in analytical and scenario exercise discussions. This certification course is conducted entirely online through both a live instructor-led process coupled with self-directed work. At the end of the course, students are required to pass a final course exam. Students will need a computer or tablet with webcam and microphone capabilities in order to participate in this course.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202414907/23/20247/16/2024Members: $599.00
Non-Mem: $654.00
OnlineSelleg, Jeff
NOTE: This multi-day course will take place on the following days: July 23, 25, 30 & August 1 (10am - 7pm Eastern Time)
SWAT Team Leader Development
5
DAYS
This course is also offered ONLINE.

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
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
2024357010/21/20247/12/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Sevierville, TNMorris, Robert
202440007/22/20247/18/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Tulsa, OKMorris, Robert
202420708/5/20247/31/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Mt. Juliet, TNMorris, Robert
202427708/5/20248/2/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Greenville, SCMeyer, Fred
202443808/12/20248/12/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Forsyth, GANorton, Travis
202424408/19/20248/15/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Hayden, IDHilliker, Pat
202418209/16/20248/16/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Wayne, NJBrambila, Jon
202436208/26/20248/22/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Lynchburg, VAMorris, Robert
202441309/30/20248/30/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Roanoke, VALong, Jason
2024347010/7/20249/9/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Hernando, MSLong, Jason
2024260010/14/20249/13/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Titusville, FLMurphy, Dan
202430509/30/20249/30/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
St. Paul, MNEklund, Chris
2024278011/4/202410/4/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Boise , IDHumphrey, Paul
2024526010/21/202410/10/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Tucson, AZMeyer, Fred
2024428011/11/202410/11/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Grants Pass, ORMurphy, Dan
2024416011/18/202410/18/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Andover, MNLong, Jason
2024410011/18/202410/18/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Revere, MAEklund, Chris
2024364012/2/202411/1/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Bountiful, UTMurphy, Dan
2024377012/9/202411/8/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Daytona Beach, FLMurphy, Dan
202451402/3/202511/8/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Escondido, CALong, Jason
202501301/6/202512/6/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Muscle Shoals, ALMeyer, Fred
202501202/3/20251/3/2025Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Valhalla, NYEklund, Chris
202503002/10/20251/10/2025Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Clearwater, FLMurphy, Dan
202500904/7/20253/7/2025Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Richmond, INMeyer, Fred
202503304/28/20253/28/2025Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Providence, RIHardesty, Matt
202504705/12/20254/11/2025Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Lebanon , PAHardesty, Matt
2025026010/13/20259/12/2025Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
Chesterfield, VAHilliker, Pat
Online: SWAT Team Leader Development
5
DAYS
This course is a virtual course that is instructor-led over 5 days.

This entire course is conducted online via Zoom and covers the same material as the residency version. 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.

NOTE: Students will participate in group discussions. This version of SWAT Team Leader Development is conducted entirely online through a live instructor-led process. Students will need a computer or tablet with webcam and microphone capabilities in order to participate in this course.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202436708/12/20248/5/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
OnlineMeyer, Fred
NOTE: This multi-day course will take place on the following days: August 12, 13, 15, 19 & 20 (10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time)
2024467010/7/20249/30/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
OnlineEklund, Chris
NOTE: This multi-day course will take place on the following days: October 7, 8, 10, 14 & 15 (10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time)
2024468012/2/202411/25/2024Members: $724.00
Non-Mem: $779.00
OnlineMeyer, Fred
NOTE: This multi-day course will take place on the following days: December 2, 3, 5, 9 & 10 (10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time)
Tactical Emergency Medical Support (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
Fire/EMS
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202434508/5/20248/1/2024Members: $862.00
Non-Mem: $917.00
Duluth, MNJohnson, Dan5
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2024273010/14/20249/13/2024Members: $862.00
Non-Mem: $917.00
Chantilly, VAFormankiewicz, Scott
202500608/18/20257/18/2025Members: $862.00
Non-Mem: $917.00
Richmond, INSimpson, Michael
Tactical Mission Planning and Briefing
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 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. Ensuring that a comprehensive but efficient briefing system is in place will be a course outcome. NOTE: This course is not a scouting course, we will make assumptions that the scout has been completed and has provided you the information needed to develop a tactical plan. This course is not a tactics course. We will dictate various tactics to use on some missions to demonstrate the flexibility of the briefing process.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202413408/26/20247/26/2024Members: $344.00
Non-Mem: $399.00
Lorain, OHClement, Jeffrey
202504401/13/202512/13/2024Members: $344.00
Non-Mem: $399.00
Lynnwood, WAJahnke, Jason
202502003/10/20252/7/2025Members: $344.00
Non-Mem: $399.00
Chesterfield, VASelleg, Jeff
Tactical Scouting
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
Fire/EMS
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202451709/30/20248/30/2024Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
Orlando, FLSelleg, Jeff
202500505/19/20254/19/2025Members: $184.00
Non-Mem: $239.00
Richmond, INThomas, Andrew
Technology in Tactical Operations
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
Fire/EMS
Sworn Law Enforcement
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
3
DAYS
This course is also offered ONLINE.

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
Fire/EMS
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202503604/14/20253/14/2025Members: $320.00
Non-Mem: $375.00
Chesterfield, VAPergola, Mark
Online: Training Management and Risk Mitigation for SWAT
3
DAYS
This course is a virtual course that is instructor-led over 3 days.

This entire course is conducted online via Zoom and covers the same material as the residency version. 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.

NOTE: Students will participate in group discussions. This version of Training Management and Risk Mitigation for SWAT is conducted entirely online through a live instructor-led process. Students will need a computer or tablet with webcam and microphone capabilities in order to participate in this course.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202439308/5/20247/29/2024Members: $320.00
Non-Mem: $375.00
OnlineMcDuffie, Ralph
NOTE: This multi-day course will take place on the following days: August 5, 7 & 12 (10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time)
Webinar: (2024) First Responder Nutrition - How to Eat Healthier on the Job

DAYS
First responders' demanding schedules often disrupt sleep, eating patterns, and stress levels, negatively affecting their health. These challenges, coupled with exposure to harmful toxins, contribute to an increased risk of heart disease and cancer. To combat these risks, this webinar will assist officers with the latest nutritional strategies tailored to your unique needs. We'll cover topics like optimizing meal plans for shift work, fueling for performance before calls, and leadership strategies to promote healthy habits within your team.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Retired
Associate
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202455308/8/20248/6/2024Members: $0.00
Non-Mem: $25.00
OnlineSnyder, Bryan
Webinar: (2024) Humans Over Hardware: Focusing On Our Most Valuable Resource

DAYS
What is Human Performance for police officers? Police Officers face heightened levels of mental and physical stress daily to do their job and keep our communities safe. Our career is inherently dangerous, and mistakes can have serious consequences. Our goal is to provide comprehensive, science-backed training and education in all pillars of human performance?nutrition, conditioning, stress management, sleep, and resilience. Designed to address the unique demands law enforcement officers and first responders face, this session goes beyond technical skills and equipment to prioritize the human element. Participants will learn how to identify small, incremental lifestyle changes that lead to sustainable improvements and increase career longevity and well-being.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Retired
Associate
Sworn Law Enforcement
There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Webinar: (2024) Updating Your Agency's Active Violence Response Program

DAYS
This webinar is designed for individuals responsible for responding to immediate deployment/rapid intervention calls of service. The webinar will recommend how agencies can update their current training and equipment to better respond to and resolve active violence incidents within their jurisdiction. It will utilize a best practices approach and simple principle-based tactics that work well for all agency personnel.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY
Fire/EMS
Sworn Law Enforcement
Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202448707/29/20247/25/2024Members: $0.00
Non-Mem: $25.00
OnlinePeriatt, Chris
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