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Basic Swat School - San Antonio Swat
03/03/2024 - 03/08/2024
07:30 - 17:30
San Antonio, TX 78221
Region 1
51 of 51 seats taken
This course is full

Course: Basic SWAT Course TCOLE # 3301

Start Date: Sunday, 3/3/2024 07:30
End Date: Friday, 3/8/2024 17:30

San Antonio Police Academy
12200 S.E. Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78221

Audience: Peace Officer

Hours: 60

Cost: $500.00

Program Overview

The San Antonio Police Department Basic SWAT course offers a comprehensive 60-hour training program for law enforcement officers and military personnel. The course is designed to equip participants with advanced skills and knowledge for tactical operations, focusing on real-world scenarios and teamwork.

Course Features

Duration & Structure: This intensive 60-hour course is meticulously structured to provide practical and theoretical knowledge across various tactical domains.

Curriculum: Topics covered include history, selection and structure of SWAT teams, live fire, stronghold CQB, legal aspects, physical conditioning, and team tactics. The program is continuously updated to adhere to the latest standards and techniques in SWAT operations.

Instructors: Participants will learn from experienced and active SWAT professionals who bring a wealth of field experience and instructional skills to the program.

Physical Fitness Requirements on Day 1:  Come dressed for a PT Test.  Showers will be available for after the test.

To ensure readiness for the physical demands of SWAT duties, participants will undergo a fitness assessment on the first day of the program. The requirements are as follows:

Push-Ups: 26 repetitions in one minute or less.

Sit-Ups: 34 repetitions in one minute or less.

Pull-Ups: At least one successful dead hang pull-up.

300-Yard Sprint: Complete within 1 minute and 5 seconds.

1.5 Mile Run: Complete within 13 minutes and 35 seconds.

These exercises assess the strength, endurance, and agility necessary for tactical operations. Participants are encouraged to arrive prepared to meet these standards, as physical readiness is crucial for the successful completion of the course. Failure to meet any single exercise will be cause for disqualification to continue through the course. No refunds will be made available due to failure of the physical fitness test.

Who Should Attend?

The program is targeted at individuals in law enforcement, and active military personnel who are looking to specialize or advance their skills in tactical operations. This includes:

  • Law enforcement officers seeking SWAT specialization.
  • Military personnel transitioning to law enforcement roles or assigned to tactical units.

Outcome & Certification

Upon completion, participants receive a certificate of completion, signifying their preparedness for SWAT-related duties. The program aims to enhance tactical skills, team coordination, and crisis management, providing a significant advantage in career progression within tactical law enforcement.

Gear List

  • Pistol
  • 3 mags
  • 200 rounds
  • Rifle
  • 3 mags
  • 250 rounds
  • Tactical Gear to include:
  • Level III vest
  • Helmet
  • Gasmask
  • Extra Footwear
  • BDUs for physical fitness training
  • Physical Fitness Shorts/shirt

Enrollment Details

Contact Officer Jesse Noriega via email at for more information about the class.

Contac James Ybarra at if you need assistance registering.  

We are dedicated to preparing the next generation of tactical professionals.