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This 60 hour TCOLE credit class will focus on the basic understanding of the History of SWAT, Case Law & Liability, Command Post Operations, Team Structure, Marksman Responsibilities, Entries, Warrant/Tactical Planning, Breaching, Exposure to Chemical Agents and several practical exercises that will be conducted in different areas in and around Brownsville, Texas. This class will be hands on and will require physical exertion during team building exercises conducted first thing every morning.

5/24/2020 to 5/29/2020
When: 7:00 AM
Where: Brownsville Police Department Firing Range
8925 Southmost Road
Brownsville, Texas  78521
United States
Contact: Joe "Sonny" Villarreal

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2019 TTPOA Basic SWAT School


Course Details:


The TTPOA in conjuction with the Brownsville Police Department SWAT team will conduct a six day (60 hour TCOLE credit) Basic SWAT school in Brownsville and South Padre Island from May 24, 2020 thru May 29, 2020.  The class will be taught by a cadre of Brownsville PD SWAT and Cameron County Sheriff's Office SWAT team instructors.  The class will start at 7:00 am on Sunday May 24, 2020 at the South Padre Island Fire Department (106 W. Retama Street, South Padre Islande, Texas 78597).  Students will need to provide transportation to and from different training sites in and around the Brownsville area.


Course Topics:


This class will focus on the basic understanding of SWAT operations, including: History of SWAT, team organization and structure, case study and liability, command post operations, marksmanship responsibilities, entries, warrant and tactical planning, introduction to breaching, firearms, chemical agents, less-lethal options.  This class will be hands on and will require physical exertion and many hours of practical exercises at various venues in and around the Brownsville area.




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


There will be a pass/fail physical assessment the morning of the first day of class.  The PT assessment will be based on the Cooper "Single Cut Point" standard 1.5 mile run (under 16:28) 300 mm run (under 1:11) 25 push ups within one minute, 29 sit ups within one minute.


Students who fail the PT assessment WILL NOT be allowed to remain in the class and WILL NOT be refunded their tuition.


Required Equipment


BDU or other similar uniform, tactical boots, PT gear and running shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, helmet, tactical vest, gas mask, body armor, eye and ear protection, pistol w/3 magazines, rifle w/3 magazines, pen and paper for note taking, 500 pistol rounds, 500 rifle rounds


Force on Force exercises will be conducted so you will need a SIM pistol and a blue bolt for your rifle.  (Brownsville PD and TTPOA will  have SOME to loan out but may not have enough for everyone.  student must provide 40 rounds of marking cartridge rounds for pistol and rifle as well.


snacks, water and bug spray is highly recommended.


Payment Instruction:


The fee for this course is $350 for TTPOA and Non TTPOA members.  Payment by credit card is highly recommended.  If paying by check, make checks payable to TTPOA and send them to PO Box 6888, Kingwood, Texas 77325


Hotel Recommendation:


Homewood Suites by Hilton

3759 N. Expressway 77

Brownsville, Texas 78520



Holiday Inn Express

1985 N. Expressway 77

Brownsville, Texas 78520


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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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