Tactical Team Policy and Organization Program

MCOLES Certified-Use of 302 Funds approved for Michigan law enforcement agencies.


The OpTac International Tactical Team Policy and Organization Program, hosted by the Washtenaw Community College Police Academy, will be held June 24-26, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


This program provides commanders, administrators, team leaders, and tactical team personnel with contemporary guidelines for the development of tactical team policy and procedures along with strategies for optimal team organization. Critical elements of SWAT policy and procedures to be presented emphasize: organization, standards, documentation, liability, legal concerns, officer safety, and effective team deployment.


Interactive classes also include: creating a SWAT training matrix, strategies for optimal team performance, media relations, integration of snipers and entry team personnel, and managing multi-jurisdiction teams and multi-team operations. Attendees are encouraged to discuss specific issues affecting their agency to attain practical solutions.


All attendees receive a sample OpTac International Policy and Procedure Manual that is easily adaptable to individual law enforcement agencies. The cost to attend the OpTac International Tactical Team Policy and Organization Program is $599 per person. There is limited space available, therefore, paid reservations are accepted on a priority basis.


Subject Areas:

  • Tactical team organization and administration
  • Command concerns for individual and department liability
  • Writing tactical team policy and procedures
  • Creating a SWAT team training matrix
  • SWAT team standards: firearms and fitness testing
  • Statistical analysis of law enforcement officers shot and/or killed
  • Safety standards and protocols
  • Multi-team and multi-jurisdiction tactical operations
  • Executive decision-making
  • Strategies for optimal team performance/management of interpersonal issues
  • Integration of snipers and entry/perimeter team personnel
  • Command responsibilities in media relations
  • Release of information to the media and the interview process
  • Presentation of the OpTac International Policy and Procedure Manual
  • Interactive tabletop exercises

Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, GSA, USPS, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), Judicial Branch Agencies, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, CIA, FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health, FAA, USAID, National Guard Association, Federal Government, State & Local Government, Foreign Governments/Agencies

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Mon-Wed, Jun 24-26, 2019


Individual Attendee:  $599.00

Washtenaw Community College
4800 E Huron River Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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