Police SWAT Tactical and Patrol Training with de-escalation | Onyx Training Group




Course Overview

This course was developed to provide non swat officers with the same advanced tactical decision-making principles and skills taught to SWAT operators. This course does not certify officers as SWAT operators, but it does give them additional knowledge, information, and tactical ability to solve critical incident decisions and dilemmas.

 The focus of this course is to provide an introduction to advanced tactics and to give officers real world, relevant information they can use right now. The two-day course allows for almost a full day of practical movement, decision making and scenario-based instruction. Officers will gain the knowledge and understanding when to act and when to engage the 4 C's; contain, control, communicate, call SWAT. Attendees will learn how to stabilize critical incidents and prepare the scene fro transfer to a tactical team.

Warrant service planning and considerations, less lethal options and decision making, crisis rescues, and other topics will be covered and practiced. This course is almost a mini-swat school, without the team tryouts.

Both courses are set on the Onyx foundation of human-centered, principle-based tactical decision-making, with the goal being to develop de-escalation skills and prevent unnecessary or inappropriate uses of force.

Deescalation and communication training is a foundation in all our tactical courses


"We grow guardians"


Course Contents

Tactical Decision-making in critical incidents

Less Lethal options and decision-making

Critical Incidents, set up and preparation for SWAT

Warrant Service Planning and Considerations

Crisis Rescues (Hostage Rescue w/o ability to plan) stronghold, vehicle, open air



Suicidal/non-criminal contacts

Vehicle contacts/High Risk Stops

De-escalation and communication

Suspect contact/custody

Team tactics/configurations

Team movement/building searches

Roles/responsibilities in team tactics



Course Length

2 Days

8 Hours/Day

Course Cost:


Costs: Per/Attendee, Min=10

Sheriff's Deputy from IOWA
You put on a great training and I will definitely start utilizing what you taught immediately!
5 / 5 stars

Training Our Community Guardians


We believe the tactics developed to protect SWAT operators in their duties can be just as useful to Patrol Officers. The decision making principles and concepts that guide SWAT are just as critical and beneficial to non SWAT officers. Our human-centered, principle based police training will develop confidence in new and veteran officers, and increase competency, skills, and abilities. Confident officers perform better, and increase the public trust and improve community relationships. 

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