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ID-006-RESP - SWAT - Law Enforcement Tactical Operations for Terrorism Response (Basic SWAT Concepts and Tactics)

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The Preparedness of State and Local Law Enforcement officers is one of the major initiatives of the United States Department of Homeland Security. This Basic SWAT course provides law enforcement officers with proven tactics and techniques for first responders in a SWAT operation to include terrorist incidences.

Program Overview

The Government Training Institute announces the new Basic SWAT course curriculum that has been reviewed and approved by D.H.S.’s Office of Grants & Training. This allows states the opportunity to apply their DHS training grant funding toward student tuition, overtimes, meals lodging, and associated backfill cost of their SWAT officers to attend.

The Government Training Institute's Basic SWAT course covers 25 separate modules in a 7 day period. Students learn proven tactics, techniques and procedures for SWAT operations. Students learn SWAT operations specific to terrorist threats and current mission essential tasks utilized by SWAT teams across the nation. Students have daily performance evaluations as well as written exams throughout the course. The Basic SWAT course gives students instruction and practical application in the following tactical training:

  • Officers will learn proven dynamic entry and slow and deliberate tactics during practical exercises and force on force scenarios.
  • Officers become familiarized with SWAT operations to include: High Risk Warrant Services, Vehicle Assaults, Citizen Team Member Recovery, and Ballistic/Mechanical Breaching.
  • Students receive detailed practical applications in tactical shooting techniques associated with close quarter’s battle engagements.
  • Students receive a detailed block of instruction on Terrorism, as well as tactical considerations when dealing with a terrorist threat such as improvised explosive devices, and weapons of mass destruction.
  • Students receive daily physical training to increase their physical performance in SWAT related mission environments.