Advanced Training
Basic SWAT
5 Days
Price
$600

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, individual and team movement, searches and room clearing, 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.

All sworn first responders (state-federal-local) are encouraged to take this course. This course will also benefit officers that are not assigned to a specialized team (SWAT/SRT). 

This course is restricted to sworn officers of a United States governmental agency.

04/03/2023 - 04/07/2023 Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Training Facility & Firearms Range Phil Chaney
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04/17/2023 - 04/21/2023 Napoleon Fire Department Phil Chaney
Phil Chaney
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04/24/2023 - 04/28/2023 Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities Building Phil Chaney
Phil Chaney
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05/08/2023 - 05/12/2023 Westlake Police Training Building Phil Chaney
Phil Chaney
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05/15/2023 - 05/19/2023 Tabernacle Baptist Church - Chillicothe Phil Chaney
Phil Chaney
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07/10/2023 - 07/14/2023 Hamilton Police Department Firearms Range Phil Chaney
Phil Chaney
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09/18/2023 - 09/22/2023 Youngstown Rifle & Pistol Club Phil Chaney
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10/02/2023 - 10/06/2023 Westlake Recreation Center Phil Chaney
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Advanced SWAT
5 Days
Price
$700

IMPORTANT - It is HIGHLY recommended that the student has attended and successfully completed the OTOA Basic SWAT school (or equivalent) to attend this class. (questions about "equivalent"? send an email to training@otoa.org

The OTOA Advanced SWAT class lasts 5 days, including one live-fire range day. The class will enhance principles learned in the OTOA Basic SWAT class as well as introduce the student's new principles and tactics to allow them to be more skilled operators. The classes are set for eight-hour days however we will train to a standard not to a time so come prepared to train. Topics will include immediate action drills, enhanced firearms proficiency and skill builders, and an introduction to hostage rescue principles in small teams.

This course is restricted to OTOA Members AND sworn officers of a United States governmental agency.

05/22/2023 - 05/26/2023 Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities Building Phil Chaney
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08/21/2023 - 08/25/2023 Tabernacle Baptist Church - Chillicothe Phil Chaney
Phil Chaney
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Price
$600

This course offers training for SWAT team members with prior basic SWAT training and will address advanced tactics and techniques. 

IMPORTANT - It is HIGHLY recommended that the student has attended and successfully completed the OTOA Basic SWAT school (or equivalent) to attend this class. (questions about "equivalent"? send an email to training@otoa.org

This course is restricted to OTOA Members AND sworn officers of a United States governmental agency.

There are currently no upcoming Hostage Rescue courses available.
Basic Sniper
5 Days
Price
$600

The OTOA Basic Precision Scoped Rifle School instruction begins in the classroom with an understanding of equipment selection and setup, followed by ammunition selection and internal, external, and terminal ballistics review. Range instruction focuses on fundamental marksmanship skills including alternative shooting positions, zeroing a rifle, grouping, and scope tracking. Live fire exercises and function drills are designed to test the soundness of the rifle/optic combo in field conditions, and students will practice engaging paper and steel targets out to 300 yards (range dependent) using a mix of improvised positions. The course concludes with a preventative maintenance and equipment care session.

04/24/2023 - 04/28/2023 Ashland Lake Gun Club Firearms Range Darren Smykowski
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10/09/2023 - 10/13/2023 Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center - NOTTC Darren Smykowski
Darren Smykowski
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Price
$400

This OTOA high-level course is designed to take the students’ mastery of the precision scoped rifle to the next level.

There are currently no upcoming Advanced Sniper courses available.
Price
$400

The Ohio Tactical Officers Association Tactical Team Leader course is designed to expose current and future SWAT Team Commanders, Team Leaders, crisis negotiators, supervisors, administrators, and ALL responding officers to contemporary critical incident response issues, tactics, and procedures.

This course is NOT just for the SWAT/SRT Officer, ALL first responders will benefit.

03/29/2023 - 03/31/2023 Ohio University - Chillicothe Campus Paul Ohl
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Price
$300

A follow up to the OTOA Tactical Team Leader course, the Tactical Leadership - Operations Planning is designed to expose police personnel to procedures used for tactical mission planning and briefing of involved personnel.

There are currently no upcoming Tactical Leadership - Operations Planning courses available.
Price
$300
The user transition class will be two days in length.  An introductory course, consisting of classroom lectures and live fire range time to learn how to properly use the RDS system on the duty pistol.  The life fire will consist of draw and presentation, acquiring the red dot, target focus versus front sight focus, and distance shooting with the RDS.
Topics of instruction include structure versus strength, less effort equals higher efficiency, and pros and cons plus limitations of optics available in the marketplace.  Proper use of RDS in bad weather, and overcoming those conditions, plus close-quarter environments and extended distance situations will be covered. 
Also taught will be the proper use of RDS with damage or glass obstruction. Finally, detailed information and data to consider prior to making a purchase will be covered. 
02/08/2023 - 02/09/2023 Midwest Shooting Center Russ Lyons
Russ Lyons
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02/27/2023 - 02/28/2023 Midwest Shooting Center Russ Lyons
Russ Lyons
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03/09/2023 - 03/10/2023 South Euclid Police Department - Indoor Range Dave Carpenter
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Price
$400
The Red Dot Sight (RDS) Pistol Train-the-Trainer class will be two days of classroom lectures and live fire range time to learn how to properly instruct fellow officers and train others in the RDS system on the duty pistol.  This course will also assist the trainer in providing in-service instruction.  Individual attention will be given to each officer, to ensure that they comprehend all material presented, and are able to apply their knowledge while instructing others in the use of an RDS-equipped pistol.  
Topics of instruction include structure versus strength, less effort makes higher efficiency,  and pros and cons plus limitations of optics available in the marketplace.  Proper use of RDS in bad weather, and overcoming those conditions, plus close-quarter environments and extended distance situations will be covered.  Also taught will be the proper use of RDS with damage or glass obstruction.  Teach-backs and adult learning theory are applied, ensuring the student is ready to take these lessons back to their departments and fellow officers. 
There are currently no upcoming Red Dot Sight Pistol - Train the Trainer courses available.
Price
$500

The OTOA Active Threat Response Train the Trainer course provides officers with principles and tactics to respond as a single officer in an active threat event.

Students will be fully prepared and equipped to train their fellow officers within their agencies upon completion of this course.

09/05/2023 - 09/08/2023 Hamilton Police Department Firearms Range Phil Chaney
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Price
$300

The OTOA Active Threat Response - User Course provides officers with principles and tactics to respond as a single officer in an active threat event.  

There are currently no upcoming Active Threat Response - User Course courses available.
Price
$300

This comprehensive two-day class will cover the safe and efficient deployment of pistols and rifles in and around officers, suspects, and uninvolved bystanders while in a close-quarters environment. 

Topics and disciplines covered will include a safe and contemporary approach to the "close quarters" environment, conventional and unconventional weapons carry positions, strong emphasis on safety involving the individual officer, suspect/subject, and uninvolved persons.  Focusing on tactics,  techniques and procedures for compliant and non-compliant individuals, officers will learn to work solo, with a partner, or with a team.  Drills involving decision-making and deescalation techniques round out this multi-faceted training event.  
There are currently no upcoming Close Quarters Concepts for Patrol courses available.
Price
$150

This course is designed to prepare the Patrol Officer and Supervisor to take on a leadership role during critical incidents, prior to the arrival of specialized tactical units, promoting an organized and professional tactical patrol response.

 

There are currently no upcoming Patrol Supervisor Response to Critical Incidents courses available.