Basic SWAT

40 training hours (5 days)

 

This is a 5 day course designed for officers that have been recently assigned to a SWAT Team. This fast paced course is physically demanding and provides the initial training and assessment to determine if the officer is SWAT team capable.

Prerequisites:

Restricted to full time local, state, or federal law enforcement officers assigned to a SWAT/SRT team.

Subjects include:

  • SWAT history
  • Legal issues and case study
  • Team organization and structure
  • SWAT equipment
  • Weapons (primary/secondary)
  • Mission planning considerations and principles
  • Chemical agents, less-lethal, and distraction devices
  • Tactics
  • Covert, individual, and team movement
  • Raid planning and team movements
  • Searches and building clearing
  • Dynamic entry
  • Active shooter
  • Warrant service
  • Hostage rescue
  • Breaching and entries
  • Perimeter operations
  • Scenario based training on actual structures

Equipment Needed:

  • Body armor
  • Load bearing vest
  • Primary weapon (MP5, M4, etc.)
  • Service pistol
  • 350 rounds for primary weapon (MP5/M4/Shotgun)
  • 50 rounds for service pistol
  • Weapons cleaning system
  • Helmet
  • Respirator
  • Safety glasses or goggles
  • Ear protection
  • Assault gloves
  • Knee & elbow pads
  • Radio with ear piece and remote mike (if attending as a team)
  • Nomex balaclava
  • Nomex or other flame resistant clothing-BDUs (recommended)
  • Good pair of boots
  • Straight bladed knife with sheath
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit (personal)
  • Nylon cord (30 meters)
  • Mirror (tactical)
  • Wire cutters
  • Watch
  • Flex cuffs (4)
  • Duty Handcuffs with key
  • Lighter or matches 
  • Waterproof notebook / Pencil / Pen
  • Rubber door wedges (2) (not mandatory)
  • Hydration System (CamelBak)