RLEA offers specialized Defensive Tactics, SWAT training
The CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy (RLEA) is offering a Pressure Point Control Tactics and Defensive Tactics Instructor course from August 23 to 27 at CAPCOG to allow departments to teach multiple defensive techniques to their officers; and it is hosting a Basic Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) course from October 25 to 29 at the Travis County Precinct 4 Building, 4011 McKinney Falls Parkway in Austin.
The defensive tactics course focuses on less lethal pressure points and control defensive skills that minimize the risk of injury to subjects and officers as well as department liability. The course provides 12 different instructor certifications to include Threat Pattern Recognition, Control Principles, Defensive Counterstrikes, Tactical Handcuffing, Weapon Retention and Disarming. Once completed the attending trainer should be able to teach or refresh their fellow officers in the various defensive techniques.
The Basic SWAT Course is a tactical training course that focuses on methods deployed by SWAT teams during high-risk situations. The training is not a selections course and is run as a qualifications course. Attendees will receive the repetitions, perspective and practical knowledge of safety techniques used when serving a hazardous warrant, maintaining a security or emergency perimeter, and containing a critical incident such as an active shooter incident. The course is geared for officers interested in becoming a SWAT officer or for departments interested in starting a SWAT team. It is an intense 60-hour, five-day training that goes from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Other RLEA in-services courses being offered through October include State and Federal Law Updates, Basic Instructor, 40-hour Crisis Intervention Training, and Interacting with Drivers who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.