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2013 SWAT Competition

The 2013 TTPOA SWAT Competition will return to Houston, October 24th through the 27th.

Stay tuned to the TTPOA website for additional details!


Basic SWAT

Date: 4/21/2013-4/26/2013
TTPOA Member Tuition: $400.00
Non-TTPOA Member Tuition: $450.00
Location: Houston, Region 2 Instructor(s): Houston SWAT
Contact Info: Marco Lopez, 713-725-8471
Course Details:

The TTPOA announces that we will conduct a six-day (60-hour) BASIC SWAT SCHOOL in the Houston, Texas area.  This school will be taught primarily by the Houston SWAT team.  The training cadre consists of experienced and recognized SWAT trainers.

Class will start at 0800 hrs on Sunday (04-21-2013).

Location on the first day of training is the HPD SWAT office, 7077 Perimeter Park Dr, Houston, Texas 77041.

Students should show up for class in PT gear --bring clothes to change after.  You will be required to provide transportation for you and your gear in and around the Houston area.

Course Topics:
This class will focus on the basic understanding of SWAT operations, including: SWAT history, liability issues, physical fitness/wellness, SWAT equipment/weapons selection, intelligence gathering, rapid deployment/rapid rescue, barricaded persons, hazardous warrants, emotionally disturbed persons, vehicle, less-than-lethal applications, noise-flash diversionary devices, and chemical agents. This class will require physical exertion and many hours of practical exercises.

Students must be certified peace officers or active military personnel, in good standing with their agency.  Students must be able to provide agency ID on the first day of class.

There will be a pass/fail physical assessment the morning of the first day of class. Students should show up for class in PT gear --bring clothes to change after.

Students failing the physical assessment will not be allowed to stay in the class.

The PT test is the Cooper "Single Cut-Point" standard: 1.5 mile run in 16:28, 300 meter run in 1:11, 25 push-ups in 1 Minute, 29 sit-ups in 1 minute.

Throughout the week students will perform physical excercises as team members.

Required Equipment
All normal tactical equipment including, BDU or other similar tactical uniform, PT clothing, body armor, load-bearing vest or web-gear, eye and ear protection, gas mask, handgun and shoulder fired weapon with sling (M16, AR-15, MP5) 400 rounds of handgun ammo, and 100 rounds of long gun ammo.  Weapon Cleaning gear. Please bring any Simunitions equipment that you have, simunition ammunition will be provided.
Payment Instructions/Host Hotel Information:

The fee for the course is $400.00 for TTPOA members and $450.00 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: Marco Lopez., 7077 Perimeter Park Dr, Houston, Texas 77041.

 Inquiries regarding the course, payment or other questions can be directed to marco.lopez@ttpoa.org;713-725-8471. All fees are due by April 08, 2013. There will be no refunds or course credit for cancellations after that date


Hyatt North Houston
425 North Sam Houston Parkway East,
Houston, Texas, USA77060

Howard Johnson Houston

2221 Greens Rd
Houston, TX 77032
(281) 443-9922

further information contact Susan at tzspecialevents@yahoo.com



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