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Basic SWAT
03/18/2024 - 03/22/2024
07:00 - 19:00
Garland, TX 75042
Region 7
64 of 62 seats taken
This course is full

The TTPOA announces that we will conduct a five-day (60-hour) BASIC SWAT SCHOOL in Garland (Dallas area), Texas. This school will be taught by the Dallas area SWAT Training Consortium consisting of trainers from the Dallas, Irving, and Garland Police Departments.  The training cadre consists of experienced and recognized SWAT trainers from the listed departments in a consortium formed to address SWAT training in Texas. 

Class will start at 0700hrs on Monday 3/18/24 at the 1891 Forest Lane Garland, Texas 75042. Students should show up for class in PT gear and a pen --bring BDUs to change after the test.  You will be required to provide transportation for you and your gear to different training sites in and around the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. . Tuesday will be in Garland . Range day will be on Wed in Terrell and Forney,Texas, Thrusday and Friday will be in Dallas

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,  less-than-lethal applications, noise-flash diversionary devices, and chemical agents. This class will require physical exertion and many hours of practical exercises at various venue sites in the Garland. 


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 BDUs 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. STUDENTS WHO FAIL THE PT ASSESSMENT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO REMAIN IN THE CLASS AND WILL NOT GET A REFUND.

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/or shoulder fired weapon (600 Rounds Rifle/600 Rounds Pistol). Please bring safety force on force gear (mask, blue gun, blue rifle, 50 rounds of marking cartridges for both rifle and pistol)

blue bolts. This course will be instructed at various sites in and around the Dallas area.  You must be able to provide transportation for yourself and your equipment to these locations (to be named later). 

Payment Instructions

Credit card payment is strongly recommended.  Inquiries regarding the course, payment or other questions can be directed to Last day to cancel and get your money back will be 3-10-24. If paying by check, make checks payable to:  TTPOA and send them to PO Box 304, Burnet, Texas 78611