COURSE DESCRIPTION (3 days):
The OpTac International Tactical Team Policy and Organization Program, hosted by the Washtenaw Community College Police Academy, will be held April 8-10, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
This program provides commanders, administrators, team leaders, and tactical team personnel with contemporary guidelines for the development of tactical team policy and procedures along with strategies for optimal team organization. Critical elements of SWAT policy and procedures to be presented emphasize: organization, standards, documentation, liability, legal concerns, officer safety, and effective team deployment. Interactive classes also include: creating a SWAT training matrix, strategies for optimal team performance, media relations, integration of snipers and entry team personnel, and managing multi-jurisdiction teams and multi-team operations. Attendees are encouraged to discuss specific issues affecting their agency to attain practical solutions. All attendees receive a sample OpTac International Policy and Procedure Manual that is easily adaptable to individual law enforcement agencies.
The cost to attend the OpTac International Tactical Team Policy and Organization Program is $599 per person. There is limited space available, therefore, paid reservations are accepted on a priority basis.
- Tactical team organization and administration
- Command concerns for individual and department liability
- Writing tactical team policy and procedures
- Creating a SWAT team training matrix
- SWAT team standards: firearms and fitness testing
- Statistical analysis of law enforcement officers shot and/or killed
- Safety standards and protocols
- Multi-team and multi-jurisdiction tactical operations
- Executive decision-making
- Strategies for optimal team performance/management of interpersonal issues
- Integration of snipers and entry/perimeter team personnel
- Command responsibilities in media relations
- Release of information to the media and the interview process
- Presentation of the OpTac International Policy and Procedure Manual
- Interactive tabletop exercises