IMPORTANT - It is HIGHLY recommended that students have attended and completed the OTOA Basic SWAT school (or equivalent) to participate in this class. Questions about "equivalent"? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Topics of instruction include hostage rescue concepts, emergency and deliberate entry tactics, the tactical operations center, and crisis negotiation concepts.
In-depth coverage of hostage rescue techniques and force options will include stronghold, vehicle, and tactical precision long rifle options.
Students will actively participate in multiple fast-paced field training exercises designed to improve and enhance their tactical skills.
This course provides training for SWAT team members with prior basic SWAT training and addresses advanced tactics and techniques.
Students will be introduced to and trained in the crucial aspects of hostage rescue operations.
Hostage rescue techniques and force options will be covered in-depth including.
The students will complete multiple fast-paced field training exercises that will improve and enhance tactical skills.
The following is a detailed list of what the OTOA recommends each student bring to the 5-day Advanced SWAT training.
Body Armor is MANDATORY for this class.
Any of the following three options is acceptable:
Ballistic helmet (if issued)
Primary Weapon System (long gun) AR-15 variant or sub-gun
Secondary Weapon System (pistol)
OTOA RED TEAM training cadre are all certified Scenario and Safety Certification Training Course graduates.
Students are encouraged to bring agency-owned weapon conversion kits and marking cartridges.
Simunition © FX .556mm marking cartridges are NOT PERMITTED in any OTOA training UNLESS otherwise approved by OTOA headquarters. All other Simunition © branded marking cartridges in 9mm and .38 caliber are permitted.
Force-on Force conversion kits and marking cartridges for AR platform rifles (5.56/.223 ONLY) will be provided to each student in the course without agency-owned force-on-force conversion kits and marking cartridges.
ANY / ALL EQUIPMENT for a tour of duty, range day, “call out” or SWAT / SRT activation
If you are allergic to bees, outdoor plants, or animals, please bring your epinephrine pen or other medication.
Life-threatening allergies and pre-existing injuries or conditions must be reported to the OTOA training staff on day one of training.