40 hr. Basic CQB/SWAT-Lincoln, IL

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Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $525

Class Dates: April 16-20, 2018

NOTE- Total course time often exceeds the 40-hour time line. There are two night exercises that may exceed an 8-hour day depending on the team’s organization skills and overall ability. Students will be on their feet for considerable amount of this course. It is not overly strenuous, but attendees should have a moderate level of endurance.

COURSE CONTENT:  The primary goal throughout this course is to provides trainees with the core skills they will need to operate on a team. It will provide formative training to entry level SWAT operators concentrating on dynamic methods for hostage rescue and high risk warrant service; with a focus on officer safety. These methods have flexible applications and are easily employed on a variety of floor plans.  This is live fire, shoot house training.

The curriculum is devised of realistic and practical skills that allow graduates to be operationally ready upon graduation. The methods presented emphasize officer safety without sacrificing speed and are flexible to apply to a variety of floor plans and situations.

Doorway drills                                     Vehicle assaults

Distraction devices                              Scenario exercises

Night mission                                      Team movement 

Assault course                                     CQB shooting drills    

Four phase mission profile                 Core breaching tasks

Fitting personal equipment                Dynamic room clearing         

Briefings and planning                        reorganization & withdraw

This course hits the ground running. Day 1 has the most classroom time of the week. From that point, officers will be presented new lessons in class, rehearse them and then practice them through live fire drills and exercises. Having an onsite shoot house allows trainees to perfect skill in a realistic setting.

Trainees will breach doors and negotiate a variety of floor plans during the week. The course culminates with two graded, full profile mission FTXs.

Day 1

Course Intro & Admin

Individual & Team Equipment

CQB Weapon Skills

CQB Flat Range Session

Coding & Reporting


Intro to CQB Operation

Approach Phase Tasks

Breaching Fundamentals

Room Clearing Theory

Rope Drills

Shoot House Exercises

Approach & Room Clearing

Shoot House Exercises

Offset Room


Shoot House Exercises

Closed Interior Doors

Intro to Distraction Devices

Shoot House Exercises

NFDD at Entry Point

Team Lifts & Movement

Off Site Team Movement Exercise


Shoot House Exercises


Split Stack

Shoot House Exercises

Reorganization Phase

Withdraw Phase

Briefings & Op Orders

Full Mission FTX


Vehicle Assaults

Tactical Medicine

Full Mission FTX

Compromise on Approach

Immediate Action Drills

Assault Course

Student Packing List:

Eye & Ear Protection                                       Body Armor                             Tactical Kit
Helmet [if issued]                                            Gloves                                     Hydration System
Pistol & Belt Kit                                               Carbine [if issued]

Foul Weather Gear                                         Snack and-or Drinks

Spare Magazines for All Weapon Systems

Ammo Count: Pistol – 50 rds. [minimum] Carbine – 300 rds. [minimum]

If your pistol is your primary weapon bring 350 rounds

Agencies that issue Noise-Flash Distraction Devices should send 1 device per student to use during class.

Please note that WED & THUR class schedule include low light exercises with a midday start time. The exact time is dictated by the time of year/nautical twilight. These are typically 9+ hour days.



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