SWAT Basics

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Fort Lewis College

1000 Rim Drive

Durango, CO 81301

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his four day course is a skill developing, intensive training for individuals recently assigned to a tactical team or seeking refresher training. This is an introductory course. It will provide brief overviews and practice in basic SWAT skills and issues. The course is approximately 20% classroom and 80% practical. Subject areas covered include: personnel selection, standard positions within a tactical team and role of each; use of specialized tactical equipment;

basic tactics and techniques for approaches to scene, deployment, building entry, room entry, rescue evacuation.

The student will learn methodology & tactics in a classroom environment then be exposed to situational training and practical exercises.

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  • Purpose of law enforcement tactical units
  • Instruction from current operators and supervisors representing Four Corners Area LEA’s
  • Half day real-time mission scenario applying skills taught during first 3 1/2 days
  • Live-Fire ranges all four days, building on skills taught from each previous day
  • Liability mitigation through adherence to best practices
  • Differences between Active Gunman and Traditional SWAT Tactics
  • Differences between Hostage, High Risk Warrant Service and Barricaded Subject Tactics
  • Effective integration of the observer/marksman with Tactical Team Movement
  • Methods of mission planning, rehearsing and conducting tactical operations
  • Application of Principles Of Winning in any tactical environment
  • Demonstration and practice of specialized breaching techniques
  • Multiple blocks of instruction on best practices for safe and accurate use of firearms
  • Demonstrations of regional support/ mutual aid assets available to Four Corners law enforcement agencies
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