ID-002-RESP - Type II Advanced SWAT Operations for Terrorist Environments

Type II Advanced SWAT Rappel Training
Type II Advanced SWAT Rappel 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 with a Type III team, the least capable to a Type II team (the basis of this course), to a Type I team, 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 II

Program Overview

Type II Advanced SWAT Training
Type II Advanced SWAT Training

The Government Training Institute, Inc. announces the SWAT Type II 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 II 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 II Category SWAT Team. The Type II SWAT Operator’s Course is the most comprehensive SWAT program ever to be offered to state and local agencies. The program covers 44 separate modules in 18 days.

Student Testimonials

This was a great course with great instructors and an awesome training site. I learned some new and very important tactics and this course has opened my eyes to everything that goes into building clearing and op planning. Overall great course and great instruction. ~ Bradley Lopez: Law Enforcement Officer

This was the best, most comprehensive training I've ever attended. The instructor was very knowledgeable, we covered a wide spectrum of SWAT applications with good scenario based learning. Great class. ~ Jared Meyer: Law Enforcement Officer

This is excellent training that provides SWAT Teams the knowledge to execute complex tasks at an elevated level higher than they ordinarily start with. I would definitely recommend this as a must have training. Dennis O'Connor's approach to HRT (Hostage Rescue Theory) and the tactics behind it is second to none. These concepts have greatly improved the quality of our team. ~ Daniel Walczak: Law Enforcement Officer

Type II Training has been the best tactics training I have experienced. GTI incorporated outstanding trainers/instructors who get it and implement their real life experiences into their instructing. What is taught in class is re-enforced during scenarios. I have a great deal of respect for our Instructor (Travis) and what he offers to our class. I strongly recommend this course to any SWAT Operator. ~ Leroy Sunada: 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.