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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 April 2021.
Online: Law Enforcement Response to Suicidal Subjects - Legal Realities and Options
Category:
Online 
1
DAYS
This course is virtual and 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.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through April 2021.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202111303/16/20213/14/2021Members: $139.00
Non-Mem: $194.00
OnlineKester, DonTHIS COURSE
IS FULL

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202106206/11/20216/8/2021Members: $139.00
Non-Mem: $194.00
OnlineKester, DonTHIS COURSE
IS FULL

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Online: Supervising Patrol Critical Incidents
Category:
Online 
2
DAYS
This course is virtual and instructor led.

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, 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

There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Online: SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership II
Category:
Online 
4
DAYS
This course is virtual and instructor led over 4 days.

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

NOTE: This class includes intensive academic and theoretical components. Students will conduct research, participate in analytical discussions, and produce written documents to enhance team preparedness. This version of SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership II is conducted entirely online through a live instructor-led process
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through April 2021.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202113205/4/20214/30/2021Members: $574.00
Non-Mem: $629.00
OnlineYoung, Bill
NOTE: This multi-day course will take place on the following days: 5/4, 5/6, 5/11 and 5/13
Online: SWAT Team Leader Development
Category:
Online 
5
DAYS
This course is virtual and 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.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through April 2021.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202108103/11/20213/1/2021Members: $670.00
Non-Mem: $725.00
OnlineMescan, SteveTHIS COURSE
IS FULL

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NOTE: This multi-day course will take place on the following days: 3/11, 3/12, 3/15, 3/17, and 3/19
Online: Training Management and Risk Mitigation for SWAT
Category:
Online 
3
DAYS
This course is virtual and 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.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through April 2021.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202106305/10/20215/6/2021Members: $264.00
Non-Mem: $319.00
OnlineMcDuffie, RalphTHIS COURSE
IS FULL

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NOTE: This multi-day course will take place on the following days: 5/10, 5/12, and 5/17
Online: Use of Force in a Corrections Environment: Principles and Decision-Making Considerations Certification Course
Category:
Online 
3
DAYS
This course is virtual and instructor led.

This entire course is conducted online via Zoom.This certification course is designed to provide corrections officers and supervisors with a deeper understanding of force and its many related issues in a correctional setting. In-depth knowledge of the justification, legal background and support, and case laws that govern the use of force will be provided. Tactical decision-making, safety priorities, officer created jeopardy, and associated examples are discussed.
An introduction to emotional intelligence will focus on the impact of emotional control on decision-making, complaints, officer stress, and de-escalation. The importance of emotional intelligence within teams and units is also emphasized.
Post-incident responsibilities, including documentation, are critical to the success of operations and will be emphasized. This course is interactive and will consist of breakout discussions. Incident debriefs, and analysis, and real-life examples and scenarios are provided. It is designed around the concept of risk mitigation. All associated learning concepts are built around the goal of reducing risk to individuals and agencies.

Note: Students must successfully complete a final exam demonstrating understanding and retention of the course materials to obtain their certification.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Cancellation fees waived through April 2021.
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202119903/1/20213/1/2021Members: $264.00
Non-Mem: $319.00
OnlineSorensen, RobertTHIS COURSE
IS FULL

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NOTE: This multi-day course will take place on the following days: 3/1, 3/3, and 3/8
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