Crater Criminal Justice Training Academy

In 2017 Crater Criminal Justice Training Academy (CCJTA) is enhancing its tactical course offerings.

The tactical courses have been restructured to align with the Tactical Response and Operations

Standards for Law Enforcement Agencies established by the National Tactical Officers

Association (NTOA) and the Typed Resource Definitions for Law Enforcement and Security

Resources published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These documents can

be viewed at www.ntoa.org and www.dhs.gov.


The SWAT/tactical officer series of courses will now be divided into four levels, with officers

learning a different set of tactical skills in each level that have been identified by the NTOA

and DHS. Questions about this program should be directed to Charlie Winslow, Tactical Training

Coordinator, cwinslow@ccja.org.​


​SWAT OPERATOR I
Length: 12 days
Dates: Module A, January 9 – 13, 2107
Module B, February 6 – 11, 2107
Must attend both modules to complete this course
Who should attend: Officers who are newly assigned to a SWAT/tactical team or experienced SWAT/tactical officers who wish to refine their skills.
Course Goal: This course prepares officers to participate in high risk warrant services, armed barricaded person operations, hostage rescue incidents and active shooter situations. Officers who complete this course will also be able to function as a breacher on tactical operations.

SWAT OPERATOR II
Length: 7 days
Dates: November 6 – 12, 2107
Who should attend: Officers who have completed the CCJTA SWAT Operator I or any basic SWAT/tactical officers course.
Course Goal: This course prepares officers to participate in high risk manhunts, rural surveillance details and patrolling operations.


SWAT OPERATOR III
Length: 7 days
Dates: To be determined
Who should attend: Officers who have completed the CCJTA SWAT Operator I or any basic SWAT/tactical officers course.
Course Goal: This course presents additional skill sets that may be required of a SWAT/tactical officer. Officers will learn how to conduct vehicle take downs and bus assaults, become proficient at rappelling from a structure and will be exposed to multiple types of explosive breaching techniques.


SWAT OPERATOR IV
Length: 7 days
Dates: To be determined
Who should attend: Officers who have completed the CCJTA SWAT Operator I or any basic SWAT/tactical officers course.
Course Goal: This course prepares tactical officers to operate in a CBRNE environment, conduct waterborne operations, integrate with bomb squad assets.


SWAT SNIPER
Length: 6 days
Dates: To be determined
Who should attend: Officers who are newly assigned to perform precision marksman/sniper operations and experience snipers who wish to refine their skills.
Course Goal: This course prepares tactical officers to function as a sniper on tactical operations.


SWAT COMMANDER
Length: 6 days (two 3 day modules)
Dates: To be determined
Who should attend: SWAT/Tactical officers who have or anticipate having supervisory or command responsibilities on a tactical team. Experienced SWAT/tactical commanders and team leaders who wish to refine their skills.
Course Goal: This course prepares tactical officers to function as a team leader or commander on a SWAT/tactical team. It is presented in two modules; students will be given coursework to complete between modules.

The Crater Digest-Feb 2017-Specialized Training