This course offers training for SWAT team members with prior basic SWAT training and will address advanced tactics and techniques.
Students will be introduced to and trained in the crucial aspects of hostage rescue operations.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
This course is restricted to OTOA Members AND sworn officers of a United States governmental agency.
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 that does not have 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.