OTOA basic SWAT school is a 40 hour course designed to establish a solid tactical foundation for current or future operators assigned to tactical teams. The course is specific to Oregon in terms of tactics, case law and police authority. The course is Sun-Fri generally 0800-1700 except Sunday which is 1300-1700. All lodging and meals are included with the tuition fee. This course encourages attendance by all assignments to tactical teams such as Entry, IP or Snipers, and team leadership or admin.
2023 Basic SWAT School is scheduled for June 4-9, 2023
To attend this school, you must meet all of the following pre-registration requirements.
It is requested that team medics only register if they have completed a reserve police officer academy -or- regularly attend law enforcement oriented training provided by their host agency meant to facilitate their lawful ability to deploy as part of a tactical team.
It is requested that K9 handlers only apply if they regularly train and deploy with a tactical team in more than just a containment capacity, or have an imminent appointment to begin doing so (as an integrated tactical K9, for example). OTOA supports tactical K9 integration and has plans to soon begin offering training specific to that dynamic.
If you feel you do not meet the above criteria, but still wish to be considered for registration, please contact Mike Brooder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students who successfully complete the training will receive the following:
All students will need to bring the following equipment with them: