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Advanced Hostage Rescue

Date: 10/1/2012-10/5/2012
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:

All facets of hostage rescue operations are trained during this block including small and large structure assaults with known and unknown crisis site locations.  Unexpected entry point domination and small team tactics will be introduced during the week while force-on-force scenarios will be incorporated extensively to reinforce the tactics and techniques. 


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. 


This class will be taught at the Houston Police Academy and Houston SWAT Range located at 17000 Aldine Westfield, Houston, TX. 

Class will start promptly at 0800 Hrs. on Monday, October 1st, 2012 at HPD Academy classroom # TBD.

Course Topics:


Exterior Movements

Multiple Breach Point Operations (Target Domination)

Close Quarter Battle

Port and Cover Teams

Emergency Assaults

Deliberate Assaults

Stealth Probe to Contact Techniques

Direct Action Procedures

Command and Control

Target Planning

Dynamic Range Drills



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 SWAT equipment

Vest, helmet, elbow and knee pads

Rifle and handgun

Eye and ear protection

Marking pistol/rifle or both

Paintball mask or equivalent face shields and force-on-force protective gear

500 rifle, 300 pistol and 100 marking rounds per person

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 September 1st, 2012. There will be no refunds for cancellations after that date. 

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