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TTPOA along with Houston PD SWAT announces a six-day (60-hour) BASIC SWAT SCHOOL in the Houston, Texas area. This school will be taught primarily by the Houston SWAT team. The training cadre consists of experienced and recognized SWAT trainers.

4/29/2018 to 5/4/2018
When: 04/29/2018
Where: HPD SWAT office
7077 Perimeter Park
Houston, Texas  770041
United States
Presenter: Houston SWAT
Contact: Marco Lopez

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TTPOA along with Houston PD SWAT announces a six-day (60-hour) BASIC SWAT SCHOOL in the Houston, Texas area.  This school will be taught primarily by the Houston SWAT team.  The training cadre consists of experienced and recognized SWAT trainers.

Class will start at 0800 hrs  on Sunday (4/29/2018).

Location on the first day of training is the HPD SWAT office, 7077 Perimeter Park, Houston, Texas, 770041

Students should show up for class in PT gear, PT test will start at 0830--bring clothes to change after.  You will be required to provide transportation for you and your gear in and around the Houston area.

Course Topics

This class will focus on the BASIC understanding of SWAT operations, including: SWAT history, liability issues, physical fitness/wellness, SWAT equipment/weapons selection, intelligence gathering, rapid deployment/rapid rescue, barricaded persons, hazardous warrants, emotionally disturbed persons, vehicle, less-than-lethal applications, noise-flash diversionary devices, and chemical agents. This class will require physical exertion and many hours of practical exercises.


Students must be certified peace officers or active military personnel, in good standing with their agency.  Students must be able to provide agency ID on the first day of class.

There will be a pass/fail physical assessment the morning of the first day of class. Students should show up for class in PT gear --bring clothes to change after.

Students failing the physical assessment will not be allowed to stay in the class. NO REFUNDS

Any student unable to keep up with the class during the PT session, will be removed from the course and will not receive credit.

The PT test is the Cooper "Single Cut-Point" standard:

1.5 mile run in 16:28

300 meter run in 1:11

25 push-ups in 1 Minute

29 sit-ups in 1 minute.

Throughout the week students will perform physical excercises as team members.

Required Equipment

All normal tactical equipment including, BDU or other similar tactical uniform, PT clothing, body armor, load-bearing vest or web-gear, eye and ear protection, gas mask, handgun and shoulder fired weapon with sling (M16, AR-15, MP5) 300 rounds of handgun ammo, and 500 rounds of long gun ammo.  Weapon Cleaning gear. Please bring any Simunitions equipment that you have, simunition ammunition will be provided.


If you are lacking any tactical equipment, let us know us know ASAP we will do our best to help. You will be assigned a Cadre he will reach out to you several weeks prior for any assistance.


Payment Instructions/Host Hotel Information

Payment Instructions/Host Hotel Information:

The fee for the course is $400.00 for TTPOA members and $450.00 for non-members. Registration must be done on-line . Payment should be made to TTPOA. Credit card payment is strongly recommended.All fees are due by April 20, 2018. There will be no refunds or course credit for cancellations after that date.

Host Agency: TTPOA & Houston PD SWAT


Holiday Inn -

15222 Jfk Blvd, Houston, TX 77032

800 864 8165 (Reservations) 11-281-4492311 (Front Desk)

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The TTPOA (Texas Tactical Police Officers Association) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence for SWAT units, fostering the exchange of information between agencies and members, creation of standards of training and to create & provide affordable training resources for tactical officers and teams.
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