Date: October 3-7, 2022

POST Control #: 1185-23015-22001


Tuition: $690

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

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 guidelines of Penal Code Section 13514.1 and POST.

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:

Doug McGeachy
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