Since Columbine there have been 160 active shooter situations in the U.S. alone. In an active shooter situation a person dies every 15 seconds.
Rapid And Immediate Deployment (RAID), what we call close quarter battle (CQB) was developed in response to the Columbine High School shooting. At the time police procedures for an active shooter was to set a perimeter and wait for S.W.A.T. to respond. After the incident law enforcement needed a new tool to respond to an active shooter.
After the Columbine shooting, the National Tactical Officers Association (N.T.O.A.) contacted the Jefferson County S.W.A.T. leader about implementing a new response tactic. RAID was then developed and implemented. RAID initially was set up with a diamond formation that was similar to military formations. RAID is generally performed with the first 4 officers on scene, they then form up and get into the RAID formation. They then begin hunting down the active shooter and interdict as soon as possible in order to preserve as many lives as they can.
RAID has evolved into a single officer response because studies show that if an officer can interdict early on the loss of life will be minimal due to the fact the officer takes the shooters attention off of his intended victim(s) and focuses it on the officer.
If you’re ready for an exciting training environment where you’ll learn the techniques from the professionals whom were actually involved in the Columbine incident. Sign up and join our class today!
Hear the story of the one-of-a-kind dual explosive strategy employed by Grant Whitus at the Platte Canyon High School hostage crisis from the man who planned it. We’ll talk about all the different things to consider and challenges to overcome when you employ explosives to assist with your entry.
Whether it be your most dangerous inmates or a very high profile case high-risk prisoner transports are some of the most dangerous but often mundane tasks your operators face. The dangers can come from the inmate, other inmates in the facility or from conspirators on the outside. Our class will teach your team how to always be ready for the unexpected.
We will go over the entire process of handling a high risk warrant service from the initial planning and identifying risks, the deployment and execution. We will have case studies in successes and failures and then move into practical scenarios.
Hostage situations are some of the most critical, complicated and difficult situations faced by any SWAT team. When the decision of when to take action needs to be made it is almost always a life and death choice. We will help you make that decision when it comes by going over special considerations, case studies and practical exercises geared towards making your team think on their feet.
Responding to a mass shooting and the after affects can take a heavy toll on even the most hardened and mentally prepared officers. This class, taught by a SWAT leader who was present during the entire Columbine High School tragedy talks about how to deal with the stress during the incident itself, as well as how to mentally endure the subsequent months and years.
Our Basic S.W.A.T. School combines classroom instruction with physical training and practical exercises and scenarios to prepare your new operators for what lays ahead. We teach mental preparedness, physical agility and training as well as complex and realistic training scenarios utilizing Simunition weapons debriefed by SWAT operators who know their business.
Our SWAT Command School is designed for your team leaders and commander and highlight the tactical and strategic decision making progress from start to finish. From developing training regimens to equipping your operators to the tactical deployments strategies to consider in any critical incident we will teach you to plan for the worst to attain the best outcome possible in any situation.
This course goes over all the practical and tactical methods for assaults on vehicles or buses. There’s virtually no chance for surprise in an assault on a vehicle so special considerations must be made. Chances are, there will be hostages or innocent people in the vehicle as well complicating the overall tactical situation.