ID-001-RESP - Type III Advanced SWAT Operations for Terrorist Environments

Type III Advanced SWAT Training
Type III Advanced SWAT Training
Tactical Movements Outside The Structure

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 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 Type III for Terrorist Environments

Program Overview

Type III Advanced SWAT Training
Type III Advanced SWAT Training
Dynamic Entry Techniques

The Government Training Institute, Inc. announces the SWAT Type III 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 III 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 III Category SWAT Team. The Type III SWAT Operator’s Course is the most comprehensive SWAT program ever to be offered to state and local agencies. The program covers 41 separate modules in 15 days.

Student Testimonials

This was absolutely the best training I have ever attended. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable about the subject matter. Unlike most training courses, the instructors were all from real world applications of the material. The GTI instructors were all very professional and made the course as fun as it was informative. The instructors of GTI are truly the 'real deal'. This was a no BS, nut and bolts course that gets right to the nitty gritty at CQB. I would recommend this course to all SWAT members. ~ GTI Student: Law Enforcement Officer

This was the best training I ever received by far. All LEO Agencies should be required to attend. ~ Jonathan Rey: Law Enforcement Officer

I feel this course has helped me as well as the Layton city SWAT team function on a more tactical way that is safer, simpler, and in a way to get the job done. This course has taught us how important it is to be aware of your surroundings (tactical), to have the element of speed, and the ability to be able to communicate with each other in different ways. I am grateful for the opportunity I had to attend this course. ~ GTI Student: Law Enforcement Officer

Hopefully when I get back to my department we will change our method of entries and training to mirror what we've done in the past 15 days. This was not a course where you just had to show up. It was a huge accomplishment to complete this class. All of the instructors were extremely knowledgeable and interesting. This class by far was the most informative and fun class I have attended. I learned more tactics and fundamentals over the last 15 days that will make me safer on our team and on the road. THANK YOU! ~ Andrew Hudak: 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.