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SWAT Team Leaders Course

October 8 @ 8:00 AM - October 12 @ 5:00 PM


This 40-hour course is designed for law enforcement SWAT Team Leaders. 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 reinforced through a series of case studies, games, and practical exercises. Instruction consists of classroom discussion, student involvement by way of group exercises, table top exercises, presentations, and case reviews of tactical incidents. This course focuses on tactical decision-making as well as the requirements of Penal Code Section 13514.1 and the POST guidelines.

Students are required to bring a laptop computer which has the ability to connect to a projector. There are tactical exercises during the course which require PowerPoint and students need to have access to that software.

Weapons and Tactical Equipment are not required for this course.

Any questions, please contact Phil Myers at training@catonews.org and/or 928-614-0964.

CATO Purchase/refund policy: Attendees will receive full refund of fee if written cancellation is received at least 60 days prior to event start. A 50 % refund 30 to 59 days prior to event start. No refunds for cancellations less then 30 days prior to event start. Qualified substitutions are accepted.


October 8 @ 8:00 AM
October 12 @ 5:00 PM


Phil Myers


Santa Maria Police Department
1111 W Betteravia Rd
Santa Maria, CA 93455 United States
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