Mission Statement
The presence of a highly trained, highly skilled police tactical unit has been shown to be a life saving resource that can substantially reduce the risk of injury and loss of life to citizens, police officers and suspects, when called upon to assist in the resolution of critical incidents. It has been the intent of the Independence County Sheriff’s Department to establish and maintain such a unit.

The primary responsibility of the S.W.A.T. division is the resolution of difficult police situations outside the realm of the ordinary patrol response, through the use of developed skills, tactics and specialized equipment / capabilities. The secondary responsibility of the S.W.A.T. unit is to provide a wide range of police services, in furtherance of departmental goals and objectives.
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SWAT School March 11-16 2012

6 Days: 75 Hours (evening events)

(Lodging Provided)

Sheriff Steve Jeffery and the Independence County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team will be hosting and conducting a SWAT School on March 11-16 2012. Successful graduates will walk away with a solid understanding of current and evolving SWAT tactics and techniques as well as identifying each student and teams areas needing improvement. Graduates will also be certified in the deployment of Diversionary Devices (flashbangs) and chemical munitions.

Our SWAT training course is designed to lay a solid foundation for the wide variety of operations and situations that contemporary tactical teams encounter. This course is mentally and physically challenging. Days will run longer than 8 hours and may begin before 0800. Leave your ego at home you will not need it for this week’s training. The “team concept” will be promoted and relied upon at all times.

Our curriculum includes but is not limited to…

  • History of SWAT
  • Tactical Diagramming
  • Chemical Agents and Munitions
  • Physical Fitness
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Communication Skills
  • Command Center Operations
  • Operator Equipment Assessment
  • Marksman/Observer Roles
  • Building and Training a Team
  • Sight Reconnaissance
  • Concepts and Skills for Breaching (mechanical/ballistic/explosive)
  • Firearms Skills
  • Deployment of Ballistic Shields
  • Perimeter and Containment Issues
  • Building Clearing
  • Vehicle Assaults
  • Tactical Medical Considerations
  • Downed Officer Extraction

Each Participant Should Bring the Following:

  • Body armor
  • Tactical carbine or subgun w/3 mags
  • Eye protection (clear and tinted)
  • Three point or single point sling
  • Hearing protection
  • 1 pack wet wipes
  • Nomex or Kevlar gloves
  • Hand held flashlight
  • Full tactical personal gear
  • APR w/filter
  • Handgun and three magazines
  • Pen and notebook
  • Holster for same (tactical recommended)
  • Personal hydration (Camelbak)
  • Cold/Wet/Hot Weather Gear
  • Gear bag capable of holding all equipment
  • Simmunition weapon if available
  • Helmet
  • Bedding Material
  • 2 Diversionary Devices (flashbangs)
  • Groin Protection
  • 700 Rifle/Subgun/Shotgun Ammunition
  • 300 Pistol Ammunition

You must be active duty Law Enforcement or Corrections to attend.

Registration is strictly limited to 25 students.

To register or with questions contact Detective Robert Moser at (870)793-8838 or 

Contact: Robert Moser

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