Just wanted to say thank you to our instructor, Jason Behun, for the Basic SWAT training. It came in very handy recently. Last Saturday we had a barricade situation with a man who had a grenade. The standoff lasted about 11 hours before we were able to take the subject into custody. We implemented a lot of the ideas taught in the Basic SWAT course like cutting the power and disabling his cell phone. Negotiations failed as well as OC and CS gasses. We were able to make entry using the robot and finally take him into custody. Being a new guy on the team, the NTOA training helped immensely and the team functioned very well together.
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I want to thank the NTOA, and especially Instructor Marc Neal for conducting the Basic SWAT course here in Gloucester County, NJ last week. I received positive feedback from those who attended the course and I was fortunate enough to sit in on the majority of the week’s training.
Mr. Neal administered an excellent class. He is a consummate professional who is clearly an expert in his subject matter. He did an excellent job, was well organized and delivered an outstanding course of instruction.
NTOA’s Basic SWAT course is the best training I have attended in my law enforcement career. This course taught excellent material for use in both SWAT and patrol. Since I am mostly patrol, it was great to see that the same techniques can be applied. I learned that the technique of slow, deliberate planning and movement gets to the same objective and is hopefully safer.