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Tactical Team Leader

Date: 8/13/2012-8/15/2012
TTPOA Member Tuition: $300.00
Non-TTPOA Member Tuition: $350.00
Location: Garland, Region 7 Instructor(s): Lt. Fred Curry, Lt. Mark Dillon
Contact Info: Dan Colasanto, 972 205 - 2024
Course Details:
TTPOA in conjunction with Garland PD is proud to sponsor a 3 day Tactical Team Leader Course August 13 - 15 2012. The Corse will be held at the Garland Fire Training Facility.  

Course will begin Monday@ 0800 at the Garland Fire Training Facility located at 1500 E. SH66, Garland,Texas. Classroom 417

Lt. Fred Curry and Lt. Mark Dillon have a combind 60 years of law enforcement experience. They each have over 20 years of SWAT experience. They both served as Team Leaders for The Garland PD SWAT team and after their promotions were made SWAT Team Lieutenants. They have planned and executed countless SWAT Operations to include Hostage Rescue, High Risk Warrants, Barricaded Persons, and Vehicle Assaults. They have also supervised the execution of these operations as well.
Course Topics:
Topics will include :
Team Composition
Team Selection
Intelligence gathering and Scouting
Raid Planning and Execution

There will be a heavy emphasis on raid planning.

Students will plan several potential targets that they will be required to scout, video, plan and brief  the class on.  Finally, students will participate in a series of culmination training exercises that will reinforce the information learned during the classroom sessions.
Due to the nature of this course, we ask that only experienced SWAT Team members sign up, preferably those who are in leadership positions such as team leaders or assistant team leaders.
Required Equipment
All tactical equipment. All students with simunition kits are strongly encouraged to bring them along with 200 rounds of simunition ammo.
Payment Instructions/Host Hotel Information:

The fee for the course is $300 for TTPOA members and $350 for non-members. All fees are due by August 6, 2012. There will be no refunds for cancellations after August 6, 2012. Class size is limited. Make checks payable to the TTPOA. Mail registration forms and checks to - Garland Police Department 1891 Forest Lane, Garland,TX 75042 Attn: Lt. Dan Colasanto. To register, contact TTPOA Region 7 Director Dan Colasanto 972-205-2024 or e-mail at colasant@garlandtx.gov .


Course will begin monday@ 0800 at the Garland Fire Training Facility located at1500 E. SH66, Garland,Texas.

 Students will be required to provide transportation to the site for themselves and their gear. Class will start at 0800hrs  August 13,  2012.  Classroom 417

Host Hotel:
Hyatt Place Dallas/Garland

5101 North President George Bush Highway
Garland, TX 75040, USA
Phone: +1 972 414 3500 Fax: +1 972 414 3550


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