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***FULL***Tactical Operations Instructor

Date: 8/20/2012-8/24/2012
TTPOA Member Tuition: $400.00
Non-TTPOA Member Tuition: $450.00
Location: Houston, Region 2 Instructor(s): Steve Claggett
Contact Info: Hugo Gutierrez Jr., 832-483-3108
Course Details:

The TTPOA in association with FULCRUM TACTICAL is proud to announce a five day TACTICAL OPERATIONS INSTRUCTOR course. 

Steve Claggett, is a 25 year veteran of the Dallas Police Department with 15 years in SWAT and 6 years in the Narcotics division.  He served as Entry Team Member, Assistant Team Leader and Team Leader with specialties in High/ Climbing and Explosive Breaching.  Steve served as Senior Instructor for Triple Canopy and Combat Shooting and Tactics, LLC, before starting his own company Tactical Skills and Strategies. 

Steve currently serves as Director of Training for Fulcrum Tactical, a law enforcement charity specializing in supporting tactical training through public donations.     

The curriculum is designed as an instructor level course focused on core tactical skills incorporated in SWAT, Narcotics and Fugitive/ Detective units.  Students will be instructed in a wide variety of tactical options as well as instructor methodology, safety protocols, and objectives driven course development.

Students will be required to present blocks of instruction and take periodic exams throughout the week.

Course Topics:

Topics include:

  • Tactical Weapons Skills
  • Dynamic Entry
  • Vehicle Assaults
  • Stealth Movements to Contact
  • Aggressive Shooter Response
  • Small Team Skills (2-4 person)
  • Breaching (structures and vehicles)
  • Emergency Action Drills
  • Contact and Control Techniques
  • Training Methodology
  • Course Development

Training Location: Houston Police Academy and Houston SWAT Range, 17000 Aldine Westfield, Houston TX.

Class will start at 0800hrs on Monday, August 20, 2012 in HPD Academy classroom # TBD.


Due to the sensitive material covered in this course, all students must be either Active/Reserve Military or Law enforcement certified.  Students will be asked show proof of credentials on the first day of the course.

Required Equipment
  •  All common tactical equipment
  •  Ballistic Vest
  •  Handgun and/or Long gun
  •  Eye and ear protection
  •  Marking pistol/rifle or both
  •  Paintball mask or equivalent face shields and force-on-force protective gear
  •  400 rounds long gun, 100 rounds handgun, 100 marking rounds
Payment Instructions/Host Hotel Information:

The fee for the course is $400 for TTPOA members and $450 for non-members.  Registration must be done on-line at http://www.ttpoa.org/  (Training Calendar). Payment should be made to TTPOA.  Credit card payment is strongly recommended.  Payments(checks)should be mailed to: Hugo Gutierrez Jr., 1500 West Dallas, Houston, Texas 77019.  Inquiries regarding the course, payment or other questions can be directed to hgutierrez@ttpoa.org or 832-483-3108.  All fees are due by July 20th, 2012. There will be no refunds or class credit for cancellations after that date. 

Online Registration for this course is not available. Either the course is full, or online registration is not allowed.

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