The NTOA Academy takes the professionalization of SWAT to the next level by providing for the certification of SWAT team leaders and commanders. The curriculum consists of online education, residency courses and capstone project requirements.
The blended learning program incorporates leadership concepts, theories and models and applies them to the role of the Tactical Commander and Team Leader. This intensive three-tier certification program prepares students to anticipate and manage current and future challenges facing their team, agencies and communities.
The comprehensive Learning Modules focus on contemporary leadership principles and concepts such as Transformational, Servant and Tactical Leadership; Motivation, Strategic Planning and Change Management; Communication and Ethical Decision-Making.
The intensive three-phase program directs and challenges students to plan and learn to make decisions at the Tactical, Operational and Strategic level. They will engage in the analysis and planning of dynamic tactical situations and apply current leadership principles considering the effects on all stakeholders.
NTOA Command College – Tactical Leadership Module Graduates
Officer Ken Kollmann, Lacey PD, WA
Msgt. Glenn Gordon, USAF
Lt. Drew Leblanc, Lafayette Parrish SO, LA
Sgt. Jeffrey Brown, Aston PD, PA
Lt. Michael Reiss, Redlands PD, CA
Lt. Anthony Kies, Muscatine PD, IA
Sgt. Adam McCambridge, Fort Collins PD, CO
Cpl. Wayne Griffin, Lafayette Parrish SO, LA
Lt. David Allen, Okaloosa SO, FL
Chief Juan Gonzalez, San Juan PD, TX
These graduates have the honor of wearing their 1 Star certification pin signifying this accomplishment.
Every officer is a leader!
The NTOA Academy is a dynamic learning experience using online, resident and experience-based tactical learning modules to introduce new concepts, refine tactical team members’ understanding of application, and then use those skills to resolve some of the most complex, challenging and high-risk incidents involving their communities. The curriculum will be based on best practices and designed to ensure that graduates are prepared to meet the dynamic challenges of modern policing.
The NTOA prides itself in providing quality training and focused education to the tactical law enforcement community. We are acutely aware of the challenges facing our profession today and believe that we have a moral obligation to expand our training and educational opportunities to meet the growing demand for contemporary knowledge and skills. The NTOA Academy will provide all law enforcement personnel access to a learning environment designed to ensure they receive the most contemporary information and skills necessary for applying the gained knowledge. It will be the most robust education and certification program available to law enforcement to date. This endeavor is in keeping with the NTOA’s goal of providing an avenue for a continuum of training and education of the highest quality.