This course is designed to provide law enforcement first responders assigned to a supervisory/leadership role as well as tactical operators/supervisors with the tools and techniques to make informed and effective decisions during critical incidents. Instruction will include techniques for identifying important characteristics in a developing incident, recognizing factors that influence the event, establishing priorities, and taking action to prevent escalation, promote de-escalation, and begin intervention toward a successful resolution.
The Tactical Strategies course is designed to develop and enhance critical thinking skills necessary for the successful resolution of dynamic tactical problems. This course is not about tactics, but rather the fundamental doctrinal principles from which all tactics are derived. The concepts, principles, and methodologies discussed have universal application and can be applied to any unfolding dynamic tactical problem regardless of the size or nature of the event. Skills learned will be displayed through a series of case studies, games, and practical exercises.
This course will provide the new sniper/observer with an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the sniper/observer assignment. The new sniper/onbserver will also learn the basic understanding of their equipment and the use of that equipment. Lastly, the sniper/ observer will also become familiar with the deployment strategies and the necessary/preferred equipment for deployment.
This two-day course is designed to introduce tactical operators to the basic concepts and methodologies of manual, mechanical, and ballistic breaching. At the end of the course, students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to correctly analyze a target then determine the correct method of entry and appropriate amount of force for gaining a positive breach.
Participants will learn how to safely contain, contact, and arrest suspects, during a vehicle-based apprehension or pedestrian takedown.
The RMTTA Basic SWAT School is open to Colorado and Wyoming Law Enforcement officers. This 5 day 50+ hour course is designed to provide knowledge and training to develop officers newly assigned to a Special Weapons and Tactics Unit. This course is also well suited for narcotics officers, patrol supervisors, or anyone desiring to increase their knowledge and skills in Law Enforcement tactical operations. The course will be taught by members of various SWAT teams throughout the state. The course is designed to give officers the skills to participate in the response to high risk situations encountered by tactical units. The curriculum focuses on developing not just individual physical skills but also critical thinking skills and a team mentality
The School classes include:
· Downed Officer Rescues
· SWAT Equipment
· Team Movement & Scouting
· Chemical Agents (the chemical agent practical will include exposure)
· Diversionary Devices
· Basic Entry Tactics
· Weapons drills and SIMS room clearing
· Less Lethal Force Options
· Hazardous Warrant Service
· Hostage Negotiations
· Hazardous Warrant Scenario, Barricade Scenario
· Explosive Entries
· Live Fire Drills
· Room Entries