Tactical Team Leader Description

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The Tactical Team Leader course exposes 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.

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 include scouting and planning warrants, small team planning, tactics to resolve critical incidents, and reviewing tactical incidents and videos.

Attendees will participate in group discussions, write operations orders, develop training plans, and critique and evaluate tactics and decisions based on a principal-based SWAT and patrol response decision-making process. 

*CLASS STARTS AT 0800 EACH DAY UNLESS THE INSTRUCTOR STATES OTHERWISE*

Attire

Business casual

Lodging, Travel and Food:

The course cost does not include lodging, transportation, and food.

  • Attendees are responsible for their lodging, transportation, and food.