Tag: Training

Tactical Team Training: Planning, Preparation, and Safety

This course is designed for tactical teams or specialized units that regularly conduct tactical training. It will provide attendees with the knowledge and skills to create a comprehensive training platform to include:
◼ Training Needs Assessment
◼ Lesson Plans
◼ Safety Plans
◼ Training Safety Officer Program
◼ Training After Action Reports
◼ POST SWAT Operational Guidelines and Standardized Training Recommendations

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Tactical Firearms Instructor Course

This handgun and carbine course is designed for personnel responsible for the firearms training for their SWAT Team or other tactical units. CATO’S Firearms Instructor Course supports the recommendations under Section 10.2 of CA POST SWAT Guidelines and Penal Code section 13514.1(d). The course includes:
◼ Safety protocols
◼ Lesson plan development
◼ Training documentation
◼ Decision-making
◼ Course of fire development
◼ Safely running a range
◼ Lethal force options
◼ Adult learning concepts

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Critical Incident Leadership Course for Field Supervisors – April 2023

This course is designed to provide law enforcement first responders assigned to a supervisory/leadership role as well as tactical operators/supervisors with the tools and techniques to make informed and effective decisions during critical incidents. Instruction will include techniques for identifying important characteristics in a developing incident, recognizing factors that influence the event, establishing priorities, and taking action to prevent escalation, promote de-escalation, and begin intervention toward a successful resolution.

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Critical Incident Leadership Course for Field Supervisors – March 2023

This course is designed to provide law enforcement first responders assigned to a supervisory/leadership role as well as tactical operators/supervisors with the tools and techniques to make informed and effective decisions during critical incidents. Instruction will include techniques for identifying important characteristics in a developing incident, recognizing factors that influence the event, establishing priorities, and taking action to prevent escalation, promote de-escalation, and begin intervention toward a successful resolution.

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Basic Firearms Instructor Course

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This 60-hour course is designed for sworn and non-sworn law enforcement personnel responsible for firearms training in their agency or organization. The course includes:
◼ Safety protocols
◼ Lesson plan development
◼ Training documentation
◼ Decision-making
◼ Course of fire development
◼ Safely running a range
◼ Lethal force options
◼ Adult learning concepts

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SWAT Team Leader Course

This 40-hour course is designed for law enforcement SWAT Team Leaders. It is not about tactics, but rather the fundamental doctrinal principles from which all tactics are derived. The concepts, principles, and methodologies discussed have universal applications and can be applied to any unfolding dynamic tactical problem regardless of the size or nature of the event. Skills learned will be reinforced through a series of case studies, games, and practical exercises. Instruction consists of classroom discussion, student involvement by way of group exercises, table top exercises, presentations, and case reviews of tactical incidents. This course focuses on tactical decision-making as well as the guidelines of Penal Code Section 13514.1 and the POST SWAT Operational Guidelines and Standardized Training Recommendations (2019). Please DO NOT bring any weapons or tactical equipment to this course.

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Critical Incident Leadership Course for Field Supervisors – February 2023

This course is designed to provide law enforcement first responders assigned to a supervisory/leadership role as well as tactical operators/supervisors with the tools and techniques to make informed and effective decisions during critical incidents. Instruction will include techniques for identifying important characteristics in a developing incident, recognizing factors that influence the event, establishing priorities, and taking action to prevent escalation, promote de-escalation, and begin intervention toward a successful resolution. The course is instructed by tenured patrol/field supervisors with significant tactical experience who will share their leadership experiences related to critical incident management to help officers and supervisors successfully resolve incidents in the field environment.

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