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SWAT Basic Course - Houston

9/13/2020 to 9/18/2020
When: 2020-2021
8:00 AM
Where: Houston, Texas
17000 Aldine Westfield Rd
Houston, Texas  77066
United States
Contact: Marco Lopez / James Barnett

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Houston TX- TTPOA Basic SWAT School



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Course Details:


The TTPOA and the Houston Police Department SWAT Team will be hosting a 60 hr. Basic SWAT Course May 3rd -8th , 2020 in Houston, Texas.

The course begins at 8am Sunday morning May 3rd  at the Houston Police Department SWAT Office located at 7077 Perimeter Park Dr Houston, Texas 77041.




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 Houston area.




Students must 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.


SWAT Basic course is physically demanding any student that is not able to keep up with the class during PT will be removed from the course.


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.


Ammo: 1000 pistol rounds, 1000 rifle rounds


Please bring Simunitions equipment that you may have access to including safety gear, pistols and or rifles and 100 rounds of Simunition ammunition.  If you do not have access to this equipment, please contact Marco Lopez/James Barnett (See below).



Payment Instruction:


The fee for the course is $400. Class size is limited, and all registration is done online.  We recommend all payments be completed online during registration.  If you pay by check make checks payable to TTPOA

Mail checks to – 7077 Perimeter Park Dr Houston, Texas 77041 Attn: Marco Lopez / James Barnett

Any questions email

Marco Lopez marco.ttpoa@yahoo.com


James Barnett jjbarnett.ttpoa@gmail.com (Class Team Leader)






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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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