Government Training Institute Newsletter January 2020

January 2020 Mission Brief
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The Government Training Institute (GTI) was founded in 2003 to address needs of state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States with research based training. GTI's multiple courses contain a cooperative curriculum base and ongoing research from a staff with extensive operational military and law enforcement experience.
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Upcoming Training Classes
GTI would be glad to provide a written proposal, including all equipment needs and housing options, for any of the below listed courses, or any other training course that GTI provides. Just shoot us an email at or give us a call at 803-259-1935. We can also provide a proposal for a Mobil Training Team (MTT) to deliver any of our courses at your training location.

An option to assist with agency funding to attend any of GTI's courses or to procure new equipment for the agency is the Asset Trading Program (ATP).

You can visit our website Asset Trading Program for more information or contact us at and an program representative will get in touch with you.
DHS Advanced SWAT Training
The Government Training Institute's DHS Advanced SWAT courses are separated into three levels of training that correspond to the Department of Homeland Security's SWAT Typing Classifications, which is based on the team's equipment and special tactical capabilities, with a Type I team being the best equipped and most capable and the Type II and Type III teams having fewer assets. The first level of training is for the Type III Advanced SWAT Team and the class covers a wide variety of topics including: SWAT Concepts, Equipment Selection, Firearms Selection, Body Armor and NIJ Ratings, Cover and Concealment, Introduction to Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Shooting Platforms and SNS Response to Threats, Scouting, Tactical Movements Outside the Structure, Mechanical and Ballistic Breaching, Tactical Angles, Occupancy Control, Alternate Methods of Team Communication, Slow & Deliberate Clearing Techniques, Dynamic Clearing Techniques, Live Fire Practical Exercises, Citizen & Team Member Recovery, Improvised Explosive Devices, Vehicle Assault Techniques, TIC/TOC Operations and Hostage Rescue Operations. The Type II portion of the class adds 3 more days consisting of Rappelling and Tactical Rappelling. The Type I portion adds 2 more days and covers: Close Threat Reconnaissance, Night Vision and Fast Roping.

The DHS Advanced SWAT courses are currently scheduled for a February 17th start and will run into early March depending on the specific level of training selected. Please contact us at to discuss the specific level of training you or your team needs and we will gladly prepare a quote for you.
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DHS Basic SWAT Training
DHS Basic SWAT Training

The DHS Basic SWAT course is currently scheduled for May 11th-17th, 2020. Tuition for the course is $1200 per student.

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Dennis O'Connor Surviving Violent Attacks In Police Work.
Advanced Hostage Rescue Tactics

Advanced Hostage Rescue Tactics (HRT)

The next class is March 9th-13th, 2020.
Tuition for the 5 day course is $1100 per student.

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Rescue Task Force

Rescue Task Force
Hostile Event Interdiction

The next class is March 17th-19th, 2020.
Tuition for the 3 day course is $450 per student.

Read More About GTI's Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction Course
Close Quarters Battle (CQB)

Close Quarters Battle (CQB)

The next class is March 23rd-25th, 2020.
Tuition for the 3 day course is $650 per student.

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Dennis O'Connor Officer Safety
Basic Sniper
Basic and Advanced
Sniper Courses

The next scheduled delivery for Basic Sniper is March 23rd-27th, 2020.
Tuition for the course is $975 per student.

The next scheduled delivery for Advanced Sniper is April 13th-17th, 2020.
Tuition for the course is $975 per student.

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From the GTI video archives. Our students are some of the best in the business but they had to start somewhere and they aren't afraid to share some of the bobbles they had along the way. That's why we train. Enjoy!
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