Basic SWAT

Course Hours 46.0 Hours

Course Description

This course is designed for officers who have recently been assigned to a tactical team and have no prior tactical training. Topics will include: building approach & entry techniques, door breaching, diversionary devices, team movement exercises, room clearance, dynamic/covert entry, entry weapon exercises, ballistic shield use, close quarters live fire exercises, and use of chemical agents.

Prerequisites

Must be Certified or Sworn Law Enforcement. On the first day of class, officers will be required to produce a letter from their agency confirming their assignment to a departmental S.R.T. or S.W.A.T. team. Officers will also be required to bring a medical waiver form signed by a qualified physician stating they are able to participate in physical conditioning exercises throughout the week. Additionally, officers will be required to pass the Georgia Semi-Automatic Pistol Qualification Course, with a minimum score of 90% on the first morning of class.

Who Should Attend

LE Officers assigned to a S.R.T. or S.W.A.T. team.

Special Notes

The training is physical; therefore, those attending should be in good physical condition. Officers should bring with them all clothing & equipment they would have with them during a SWAT operation. This would include handguns, submachine gun or rifle, entry body armor, helmet, ballistic shields, entry tools, flashlights, communication equipment, & chemical agent protective masks. Submachine guns or tactical rifles will be used as a primary weapon system. If a officer does not have a submachine gun or tactical rifle, they should contact the class coordinator prior to class to make arrangements for the use of a GPSTC primary weapon system. Also officers should bring long sleeve tactical clothing as well as personal hydration and snacks.

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
01/28/2019 02/01/2019 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. LPAA19039 Register
08/19/2019 08/23/2019 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
01/13/2020 01/17/2020 GPSTC, FORSYTH
Monday 8a-6p, Tuesday 8a-7p, Wednesday 8a-6p, Thursday 8a-7p, Friday 8a-5p
TBA Coming Soon
09/28/2020 10/02/2020 GPSTC, FORSYTH
09/28/2020 8a-5p 09/29/2020 8a-7p 09/30/2020 8a-6p 10/01/2020 8a-7p 10/02/2020 8a-5p
TBA Coming Soon