command controlDuration: 3 days
Cost: $600 (TEES facility); $650 (Out-of-state)
Students: Limited to classroom size
Restrictions: Law Enforcement, Military or Government Agencies
NOTE: This course is not designed for Department of Corrections, CERT/Riot Teams

This course has been designed for SWAT team commanders, team leaders and assistant team leaders who may find themselves in a position of command during critical incidents such as a high risk warrant service, barricaded suspect, hostage rescue or other mission that may fall under the responsibility of a tactical unit.

Additionally, patrol shift commanders, hostage negotiators and other administrators who may be involved in certain phases of a critical incident may benefit from this course as far as gaining a better understanding of command and control issues pertaining specifically to tactical operations.

The course will also involve the attendees (in small groups) analyzing, formulating and then presenting a tactical plan for resolving actual operations that have occurred in the United States.

Course content includes:

  • Leadership overview
  • Traits and principals of leadership
  • Introduction to command and control
  • Concepts of command and management
  • Organization of a Crisis Response Team (CRT)
  • Roles and tasks of a CRT
  • Selection process for a CRT
  • Equipment selection
  • Theory and dynamics of a CRT
  • Training design
  • Principals of close quarter battle
  • Hostage rescue operations (building, bus, aircraft, open air –standards and expectations)
  • Dignitary protection operations (planning considerations)
  • Current trends involving the explosive breaching option
  • Command and control of a mission (radio commands)
  • Establishing a tactical command post
  • The assault process
  • Operations orders (warning, emergency assault & deliberate)
  • Operational case studies

Supplies Needed:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
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