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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 15 – 16, 2015
SWAT Training Safety Officer Course
Carlsbad, CA
May 18 – 22, 2015
SWAT Team Leader Course
Concord, CA
May 4 – 6, 2015
Supervising High Risk Warrants Course
San Luis Obispo, CA
May 4 – 8, 2015
SWAT Chemical Agent Instructor Course
San Diego, CA
Apr 17 – 21, 2015
SWAT Commander Course
San Diego, CA
Apr 14 – 17, 2015
Advanced SWAT Team Leader Course
San Diego, CA