Date: October 3-7, 2022

POST Control #: 1185-23030-22001


Tuition: $700

Location: Best Western Island Palms Hotel and Marina
2051 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

This course will address the various duties and responsibilities associated with the assignment as a Tactical Team Commander. Topics will include Leadership, Liability, Public Perception. Issues, Specialty Munitions, History of Tactical Operations, Tactical Case Review, Training and Standards, and Policy and Procedures. This course focuses on tactical decision-making as well as the guidelines of Penal Code Section 13514.1 and the POST. Weapons and Tactical Equipment are not required for this course.

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.

Students are required to bring a hard copy of their agency’s policies and procedures/guidelines for SWAT.

Please send an email to if your preferred class is full to be placed on a waiting list.

Any questions, please contact:

Doug McGeachy
CATO Training Waiting List
The CATO training courses fill up very fast. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please send an email to:
Include the course name and dates. If openings become available or when the next course opens for registration, an email will be sent to all who are on waiting lists. Then it will be first come, first served.
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