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NTOA Contemporary SWAT Issues (Thursday 8.0 Hours)

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Louisville Metro Police Training Academy-Classroom C

2911 Taylor Boulevard

Louisville, KY 40208

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Included are the current issues facing the SWAT profession (recruiting, selection, retention, response to suicidal subjects, standards, etc.

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This course is designed to expose police SWAT Team Commanders and Supervisors to contemporary SWAT issues, tactics and procedures. Topics include major incident debriefs; leadership issues, emotional intelligence, justifying SWAT; the use of SWAT Teams; SWAT standards and professionalism; contemporary SWAT issues and concerns; SWAT and the media; selection, training, discipline and removal of supervisors and team members; crisis negotiations considerations; tactical operation center considerations; operational planning; weapons and equipment selection; legal issues and considerations; critical incident management; barricade and hostage procedures; warrant service planning and procedures; and much more.

Instructor Bio

Shawn Hancock

Shawn began his law enforcement career in 1988, at the age of 18. He quickly found his passion was in being among the first responders to active critical incidents and criminal apprehension.

As an Albuquerque Police officer, he worked several years on patrol in the “war zone” area of the city, and was selected to the Metro Crime Division in 1997, and then to the SWAT team in 1998. While with the team, he served as an entry team member, sniper, and team leader.

After retiring from Albuquerque in 2007, Shawn immediately went to work for the Chandler Police Department in the Phoenix Arizona metropolitan area. He focused his efforts on earning his B.A. in Career and Technical Education from Northern Arizona University while serving as President of the Chandler Law Enforcement Association. He was later promoted to the rank of Sergeant where he earned the Supervisor of the Year award for leading policy revision initiatives related to firearms and use of force while assigned to the Training Unit. In 2014, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to the Special Operations Section as the Tactical Commander. Shawn considers himself fortunate to have the unique experience of both a full-time SWAT team at a larger agency, and a part-time team at a mid-size agency.

Shawn has been a lifelong student in defensive tactics, firearms, tactical operations, leadership, and use of force science. He holds instructor certifications in all of the above, and is a graduate of the Force Science Institute.

Shawn believes in providing community service as well and is passionate about helping our children develop into productive, self-confident, and responsible members of the community. He currently serves as chairman of the board of directors for ICAN, a local organization that serves disadvantaged youth, teaching real-life skills including goal setting, positive decision making and how to avoid the risky behaviors that are prevalent in the community.

Being continuously committed to the professionalism and effectiveness of Law Enforcement Tactical Operations, Shawn has applied over 31 years of experience to teach for the NTOA, where he instructs SWAT Command Decision Making and Leadership courses nationwide.

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