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Law Enforcement Training

                                                    Basic SWAT Methods and Tactics

 - Introduction to SWAT and “SWAT-up” Programs
 - Starting a SWAT or “SWAT-up” Program
- Pro-Active SWAT Operations
 - “Immediate Response” Equipment and Readiness
- Basic Firearms Assessment
- First Responder to Hostage/Barricade Situation
- “Immediate response” Formations and Tactical Movement
 - Command and Control
- Building/Suspect or Stimulus Search
 - Principles of “Dynamic” and “Stealth” entry
- “Dynamic”& “Stealth” Entry
 - CQB (Close Quarter Battle)
- High-Risk Warrant Service
- Hostage Rescue & Barricaded Subjects
- High Risk Patrol Tactics
- Tactical Firearms (Weapons Deployment Timed Shooting, Reloading Drills, Shoot and Move)
- Advanced Tactical Firearms

Itroduction to SWAT and “SWAT-up” Program
 – Basic Discussion of the two programs. Similarities and differences. The effectiveness of both and how they apply to both large and small departments. Power point presentation pending.

Starting a SWAT or “SWAT-up” program
– Discussion on the particulars of “gearing up “ and funding a program. Expense, time, support and commitment.

Pro-Active SWAT operations
 – Discussion on how having Special Response capabilities enhances the department, Strengthens the chain of command and encourages a pro-active response and interaction from the community.

“Immediate Response” Equipment and Readiness
 – Discussion and Course on Equipment from storage to weapons and tactical gear needed. Command readiness and deployment at a moments notice. Immediate Responder and Active Shooter formations and deployment.

Basic “Firearms Assessment”
– Discussion on firearms that are presently available. What additional firearms are needed (if any)?

First Responder to a Hostage/Barricade Situation
 – Discussion of how the first responder/responders will Set up a perimeter, qualify communications and establish a command post. Gearing up for a tactical response much like “Active Shooter” training.

"Immediate Response" Formations and Tactical Movement
- Discussion on Immediate response to an incident by personnel capable of forming a team for entry.  Proper formations, when and when they are not used such as the "Diamond", "Stick or Stack" "T" etc..  Individual Resoncibilities as well as proper tactical movement as a unit.

Command and Control
– Discussion on who is in charge, what roles will they play and what ability do they have to communicate with other agencies? Do they have immediate access to ESU departments in the area as well as Utility, City, County and State departments for immediate assistance?

Building/Suspect or stimulus search (initial)
 – Discussion on entering the building or establishment in search of a suspect/suspects. What intelligence is available, * Number of responders available, *Entry points and how the entry will be made.

Principles of “Dynamic” and “Stealth” entry
– Discussion and Course on the use of “Dynamic” and “Stealth” entry. What parameters are used to determine the proper entry? How each is used and the advantages and disadvantages of each technique. * Use of Mirrors. *Use of distraction devices and their deployment. *Mechanical breaching. *Planning and execution.

CQB (Close Quarter Battle)
 – Discussion and Course on the use of CQB and the tactics and movement associated with it. *Fundamentals of Room Clearing. Stimulus engagement and how target rich environments can cause hesitation. The discussion of the principles of Surprise, Shock Action and Speed.

High Risk Warrant Service
 – A discussion and Course on High Risk warrant techniques and service. *Advanced Room Clearing. *Tactical planning and execution. See Principles of “Dynamic” and “Stealth” Entry.

Hostage Rescue and Barricaded Subjects
– Discussion and Course on introducing the operator to tactics used to resolve barricaded subjects as well as hostage rescue techniques. Discussion will include “Stronghold” Option as well as the “Open Air” option (Sniper). See Principles of “Dynamic” and “Stealth” entry.

High Risk Patrol Tactics
– Discussion and Course on focusing on the skills of the road Patrol Officer or Deputy. *High-risk traffic stops. * High-risk vehicle takedowns. * Working alone and officer survival. * Arrest and control. * Advanced weapons training.

Tactical Firearms 
– Course on equipping the department or operator with the best arrangement of firearms available. *Multi-purpose” and the use of each. * “Ride along” firearms for everyday use and how they apply to the immediate action of a special response team.

Advanced Tactical Firearms
-Advanced weapons training specific but not limited to *Weapons retention on the operations. *Shooting Techniques and how they all apply. *Deployment of the weapons. * Movement with the weapons. * Barricade shooting. * Close Quarter Shooting Timed and Rapid shooting with accuracy and confidence. * Reloading techniques. * Shooting and moving. Incorporating the “FISTFIRE” Technique. “Aim Fire” and Point shooting techniques.

Each topic or topics are used directly in conjunction with course outlines. Topics overlap when teaching specific courses and can be used to set up a specific curriculum designed for use by your particular department