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.
TYPE III Advanced SWAT
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 next Type III course is April 20 - May 1
TYPE II Advanced SWAT
The Type II portion, in addition to all of the Type III elements of training, adds 3 more days consisting of Rappelling and Tactical Rappelling.
The next Type II course is April 20 - May 6
TYPE I Advanced SWAT
The Type I portion, in addition to all of the Type III and Type II elements of training, adds 2 more days and covers: Close Threat Reconnaissance, Night Vision and Fast Roping.
The next Type I course is April 20 - May 8
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