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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)

Jun 26 – 30, 2017
Chemical Agent Instructor Course
Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina, Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA
Jul 10 – 14, 2017
SWAT Commander Course
Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina, Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA
Aug 14 – 18, 2017
SWAT Team Leader Course
Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina, Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA
Aug 28 – Sep 1, 2017
Basic Long Rifle (Sniper) / Observer Course
Cal Fire Academy, Ione CA 4501 CA-104 Ione, CA 95640
Oct 9 – 14, 2017
SWAT Team Leader Course
Hotel Azure in South Lake Tahoe 3300 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Nov 6 – 7, 2017
Tac Ops Liability Course
Host Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 450 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001
Nov 8 – 10, 2017
Supervising High Risk Warrants
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 450 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001
Nov 27 – Dec 1, 2017
CATO SWAT Commander Course
Hilton Garden Inn 2137 Pacific Highway Suite A, San Diego, CA 92101


Past Courses

Jul 11 – 15, 2016
SWAT Commander Course
2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA
Jun 23, 2016
Demo Day San Diego
5750 Orion St, Carlsbad, CA 92010
May 23 – 27, 2016
Chemical Agent Instructor Course
2270 Hotel Circle North Crown Plaza Hotel San Diego, CA 92108
May 18, 2016
Tactical Breacher Course
5750 Orion St, Carlsbad, CA 92010
May 16, 2016
Flash Bang Instructor Course
5750 Orion Street, Carlsbad, CA
May 2 – 5, 2016
Adv. SWAT Commander/TL Course
4875 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
Apr 21 – 22, 2016
Tac Ops Liability Course
San Diego, CA
Apr 18 – 20, 2016
Supervising High Risk Warrants Course
San Diego, CA
Feb 29 – Mar 4, 2016
SWAT Team Leader Course
San Diego, CA
Feb 8 – 12, 2016
Chemical Agent Instructor Course
San Diego, CA