Tactical Team Leader Description
This course is restricted to sworn officers of a United States governmental agency.
OTOA membership is required to attend this class.

Register today ✓ All invoices will be deferred until the student is checked into class on day one.

The Tactical Team Leader course is designed to expose current and future SWAT team commanders, team leaders, crisis negotiators, patrol and detective supervisors, administrators, and road patrol officers to contemporary critical incident response issues, tactics, and procedures.

Topics covered in this course include Legal Updates, Risk Mitigation, Record Keeping, Operations Manuals, Policy and Procedures, Threat Assessments, Leadership Principles, Training and Equipment, Standards and Selection, Suicidal and EDP Response, Debriefs and After-Action Reviews, Civil Disturbances and Rioting, Critical Incident Decision Making, Contemporary Response Planning, Barricades, High-Risk Warrants, Hostage Rescue, and much more.

Target Audience

  • SWAT/SRT Leadership
  • Future Team Leaders
  • Crisis Negotiators
  • Current Supervisors
  • New Supervisors
  • ALL that respond to critical incidents

Topics Include

  • Legal Update
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Record Keeping
  • Operations Manual
  • Policy & Procedures
  • Threat Assessments
  • Leadership Principals
  • Training & Equipment
  • Standards & Selection
  • Suicidal & EDP Response
  • Debriefs & After Actions
  • Civil Disturbances & Rioting
  • Critical Incident Decision-Making
  • Contemporary Response Planning
  • Barricades - High-Risk Warrants - Hostage Rescue

Also Covered

  • Justifying specialized teams or "SWAT" teams
  • The use of specialized teams
  • SWAT standards and professionalism
  • Contemporary SWAT issues and concerns
  • SWAT and the media
  • Discipline and removal of SWAT team members
  • Crisis negotiations teams
  • Tactical operation centers
  • Operations planning
  • Weapons and equipment selection

The focus of this training will be on pre-incident training, planning, organizing, and the tactical decision-making process used in resolving high-risk operations. Also included in the curriculum is an overview of National SWAT Standards and critical incident reviews.

Practical applications will consist of scouting and planning warrants, small team planning, tactics used to resolve critical incidents, and reviewing tactical incidents and videos. Attendees will participate in group discussions, write operations orders and develop training plans, plus critique and evaluate tactics and decisions based on a principal-based SWAT and patrol response decision-making process. 


Attire: Business casual