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Basic Swat Tactics Course

The Saratoga Springs Police Department will be conducting our 4th annual BASIC SWAT Tactics Course. This course is a good introduction for new SWAT officers and great training for patrol officers.

This Basic SWAT Tactics Course follows the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) standards. It is not a “Hell Week” or SWAT tryout. There will be no overnight requirement. Students will report daily at 0800 hours and conclude training at about 1800 hours. Students will be required to bring a lunch or grab lunch at Camp Williams (minimal facilities). Officers will bring their own ammunition.

Cost: $200 per officer (to cover targets, water, instructor costs, distraction devices, etc.)
Dates: Monday thru Thursday, May 20th – 23rd, 2024
Location: Camp Williams and Saratoga Springs, Utah

Topics Covered: SWAT Team Mission, Tools, and Organization
Individual and Team Movement Techniques High-Risk Warrant Service Tactics (to include Surround and Call Out Tactics and Other Variants)
Search tactics (Deliberate/3-Cell, Dynamic)
Diversionary/Distraction Devices
Use of Less Lethal Options for SWAT Operations
Scouting Operations
Mission Planning
Barricaded Persons
De-Escalation for SWAT

Most topics will be introductory/familiarization with practical exercises for some of the topics. Live fire operations will be focused on improving pistol and SMG/rifle handling and proficiency. Safety will be paramount.

Contact Lieutenant Zach Robinson at zrobinson@saratogasprings-ut.gov or by phone at (801) 766-6503 ext. 256 if you have any questions and/or to register.