Course Number: R4270
Basic SWAT ( 5 Day )
***Note: You will be required to show proof of being active, reserve, or retired law enforcement prior to taking this course. No refunds.
Using tactics developed from what Military Tier One/Spec Ops and SWAT/ERT/SRT teams consistently experience during operations, the TD Basic SWAT course will give an Officer of a tactical team a working understanding of the core skills relating to Close Quarters Battle (CQB) techniques, surgical marksmanship and operator mindset. The course will teach Officers the critical firearms skills needed to successfully be a SWAT Operator. Officers will be challenged with and held to a high standard of target discrimination and the principles of CQB.
This course is open to all Officers that conduct warrant service, fugitive apprehension, SWAT operations and drug search warrants who are in need of a good understanding of basic room clearing tactics.
The following topics will be taught in the course:
Close Quarters Battle (CQB) basics and techniques
CQB styles (free- flow, points of domination)
Types of assault (barricaded subject, hostage rescue, etc.)
SWAT operations planning
Command and control techniques
Shooting on the move and the set-up
Building entry techniques and mechanical breaching
Weapons/kit considerations and set-up
Vehicle assaults as it pertains to Law Enforcement
SIMS scenarios /possible force-on-force
Ammo requirements: 500 rounds of pistol ammunition and 500 rounds of rifle ammunition per person. Round counts can be adjusted depending on availability.
Prerequisite:US Citizen Law Enforcement Officers and active duty military
Training schedule: Instruction starting at 8:00 am.
Duty handgun with at least 3 magazines/carbine with at least 3 magazines
Individually issued equipment ( Ballistic or protective vest with plates if issued, associated magazine/ equipment pouches)
Knee and elbow pads (optional)
Weapon cleaning kit (with oil for guns)
Rain or inclement weather gear
Eye and ear protection (clear and shaded lens are recommended)
Water/Snacks (1 hr lunch break)
Hat/Gloves (rifles will get hot)
Sun screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended)
Optical sight for rifle (optional, but highly recommended)
Flashlight / Weapon mounted light also
Night vision goggles (if issued)
Sim Weapons and Ammo
Credit Hours: 40
Location: Pocatello Police Department, 911 N. 7th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83201
(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)
Instructor(s): Mark Wells, Kevin Ross
Remarks: To register for this course, contact Pocatello PD Training Coordinator Jene Purman at 208-234-6129.