Be The Host Agency For The OTOA Advanced SWAT Course

Being the host agency for an OTOA training class can be a benefit to the agency with the acquisition of free training slots. These free training slots do however come with a cost. The cost is not financial but will require some work and logistics help on the part of the host agency.

  • Free training spots are directly related to the number of "paying" course attendees
  • The following items represent standard equipment needs for the OTOA Instructors to facilitate our OTOA Advanced SWAT course. Other materials may be required depending on the facility and any special student needs.
  • The course host will be informed of any additional requirements, or changes to the items listed below within a reasonable time frame prior to the start of the class.

Classroom Accommodation Needs

LCD projector capable of projecting PowerPoint presentations

Screen for the projector. Screen size needs to be of sufficient size that all students can see the power point slides

Speakers for the PowerPoint presentation for audio purposes

A firing range capable of handling a minimum of 50 yards with a minimum of 12 target stands for a minimum of 24 shooters. Ranges unable to support 12 target stands across require approval from the OTOA primary instructor.

The firing range must be equipped with target stands, sticks, and backers. The OTOA will provide all targets.

Outdoor area conducive to various team exercises like: high-risk vehicle takedowns, team movements and demonstrations.

Needs Assessment

Locate an area hotel for out of town attendee officers. Establish a contact person at said hotel and provide the name and phone number to the OTOA Training Operations Chief.

The host agency provides a classroom large enough to accommodate 30 students comfortably in a classroom style setting each day.

Marketing Assistance

Marketing the OTOA Advanced SWAT course is "primarily" the responsibility of the OTOA. The OTOA will make every effort to advertise and send out marketing material for all OTOA training courses. Depending on the region, course offering or other unforeseen circumstances, training courses may encounter difficulty attaining the OTOA minimum training course attendee standard.

As the Host Agency for the OTOA Advanced SWAT course, you may be asked to actively participate in the marketing campaign for the course offering. The Host Agency marketing campaign participation includes but is not limited to: LEADs Teletype to the region the course is being offered, email solicitation, phone calls, text messaging, Facebook posts, etc., etc. LEADs announcements must be sent to the OTOA Training Operations Chief.

Interested?

Send an email to: jim.hardman@otoa.org

The OTOA is prepared to conduct the OTOA Advanced SWAT course in every region in the State.

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