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The foundation for CATO’s training originates with fully qualified trainers who are knowledgeable, experienced, and truly expert. CATO’s goal is to promote tactical team excellence through training that emphasizes the mastery of skills and providing the relevance and basis for the instruction provided. These are critical objectives and differentiators that should be taken into account. Skills, knowledge and abilities are treated as training equals. That’s the CATO training advantage.

Encouraging training seems like a laudable goal, but it should immediately lead to questions of comparing quality with quantity and what is received in correlation to the investment made. CATO encourages training policies that make distinctions based on quality and effectiveness. That’s a CATO training priority.

Intellectual capabilities should be matched with physical assets. Managing intellect and converting it into sound decision making during high stress situations factors into all CATO training. Learning the necessary skills is critical, but no more so than leaning their adaptability for success. The importance of professional intellect is the value of CATO training.

Creativity and innovation are part of the training plan here. Professional knowledge delivered skillfully and reliably is the hallmark of CATO training.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

2nd Annual Michigan Active Assailant Conference (Registration Form)

CATO ACADEMY (members only)

Jan 22 – 26, 2018
Tactical Firearms Instructor Certification Course
Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina, Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA
Feb 7 – 9, 2018
Supervising High Risk Warrants Course
Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina, Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA
Feb 26 – Mar 1, 2018
Advanced Commander / TL Course
Holiday Inn San Diego - Bayside, North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
Apr 9 – 13, 2018
Team Leader’s Course
Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina, Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA


Past Courses

Jun 7 – 9, 2017
Supervising High Risk Warrants
Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina, Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA
Jun 5 – 6, 2017
Training Safety Officer Course
2051 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
May 15 – 18, 2017
Advanced Commander / TL Course
Crowne Plaza San Diego - Mission Valley, Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA
Apr 24 – 28, 2017
CATO SWAT Team Leader Course
1800 Monterey Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Apr 12 – 13, 2017
Flash Bang Instructor Course
5750 Orion St, Carlsbad, CA 92010
Feb 27 – Mar 3, 2017
SWAT Team Leader Course
2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA
Feb 27 – Mar 3, 2017
Chem Agts Instructor Course
2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA
Feb 6 – 8, 2017
High Risk Warrant Operations Course
5750 Orion Street, Carlsbad, CA
Jan 30 – Feb 3, 2017
SWAT Commander Course
2270 Hotel Circle North San Diego, CA 92108
Dec 12 – 16, 2016
Tactical Firearms Instructor Course
6755 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA