ID-003-RESP - Type I Advanced SWAT Operations for Terrorist Environments

Type I Advanced SWAT Training Fast Rope
Type I Advanced SWAT Fast Rope Training

The preparedness of State and Local SWAT teams is one of the major initiatives of the United States Department of Homeland Security. Under the Department of Homeland Security typing system, there are three typing classifications ranging from a Type III team, the least capable to a Type I team (the basis of this course), the most equipped and capable. The typing system has been created to flow with the overall Incident Command System (ICS) structure. In response to the Department of Homeland Security’s creation of the SWAT Team Typing system, the Government Training Institute (GTI), has created three advanced courses for SWAT teams.

Advanced SWAT Operations for Terrorist Environments Type I

Program Overview

Type I Advanced SWAT Training CBRNE
Type I Advanced SWAT CBRNE Training

The Government Training Institute, Inc. announces the SWAT Type I course curriculum that has been reviewed and approved by D.H.S.’s Office of Grants & Training. This allows states the opportunity to apply their DHS training grant funding toward tuition, overtime, meals, lodging, and associated backfill costs for their first responders to attend.

Type I SWAT was created to standardize SWAT training throughout the United States and to define for Incident Commanders asset capabilities and current resources available during a crisis. This program is the first model program for nation-wide SWAT team classifications and gives team commanders training programs and asset requirements to be considered a Type I Category SWAT Team. The Type I SWAT Operator’s Course is the most comprehensive SWAT program ever to be offered to state and local agencies. The program covers 50 separate modules in 20 days.

Student Testimonials

One (if not the) most organized, professionally executed and reasonably paced course I have ever attended. Great review for seasoned operators--great exposure for the new guy! ~ Tim Fite: Law Enforcement Officer

What made this course was the instructors. Their attention to detail and ability to transform complex philosophies into actionable fundamentals is a credit to GTI and the Department of Homeland Security. ~ Matthew Hughes: US Pentagon Police-Special Operations

This was a great course for myself and opened my eyes to a lot of things. It also showed me that I have to be mentally and physically fit to perform any my best. This is the best course of instruction that I have ever received. ~ Jonathan M. Williams: Law Enforcement Officer

The topics that were most helpful to me were Close Quarters Battle, and Hostage Rescue Techniques as well as vehicle stops. This has been the most knowledgeable class hands down that I have attended. The instructors made me feel comfortable from the start to ask questions about the training and classroom work. ~ Kyle Gabriel: Law Enforcement Officer

Funding and Additional Information

State and local law enforcement agencies can utilize Department of Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funds to pay for the course. It is important to note that although this training and the use of these Funds is approved by DHS, the agency's State Administrative Agencies (SAA) Training Point of Contact (POC) must approve the use of the funds to attend the course.

Contact GTI, by calling 803-259-1935 or emailing, and we can provide tuition information and directions on how to proceed with gaining approval to utilize your states DHS funds to attend training.

Another option to assist with funding is GTI's Asset Trading Program (ATP). Click the link in the menu above to find out more about this program.