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Section B - Regulations
Regulation 1084

Standardized POST Training Curriculum

1084. Standardized POST Training Curriculum

To promote the effectiveness of law enforcement, this regulation establishes the minimum required topics and the minimum hours for specific, non-mandated training courses.  Training courses may exceed these topics and hours.

(a) Electronic Weapons - 4 Hours Minimum

(1) Introduction and Registration

(2) History and Definitions

(3) Exposures and Safety

(4) Electronic Weapons and Nomenclature

(5) Legal/Ethical Considerations

(6) Medical Aspects

(7) Deployment and Documentation

(8) Practical Application and Testing

(b) The following SWAT Courses meet the content recommendations of Penal Code Section 13514.1 for SWAT training of peace officers.

Special Weapons and Tactics Team Training (Basic Course) - 80 Hours (Penal Code section 13514.1)

(1) Introduction

(2) Performance Evaluation of Team Members

(3) Policy Issues

(4) Basic SWAT Concepts

(5) Psychological Considerations

(6) Physical Considerations

(7) Overview of Individual and Team Equipment

(8) Operational Planning

(9) Overview of Specialized SWAT Functions

(10) Command Post Operations

(11) Individual and Team Movement

(12) Basic Entry and Search Techniques

(13) Chemical Agents in SWAT Operations

(14) Diversionary Devices

(15) Crisis Negotiation

(16) Individual and Team Firearms Training

(17) Training Scenarios and Problem-Solving Simulations

When used in conjunction with an agency’s Special Weapons and Tactics Team Training policy, telecourse DVD can be used to satisfy this requirement. Note: POST videos typically require 2-5 training hours.

Special Weapons and Tactics Team Training Update (Experienced SWAT Team Operators and SWAT Supervisors/Team Leaders) - 24 Hours Every 24 Months (Penal Code section 13514.1)

(1) Weapons, Munitions, and Equipment Training

(2) Individual and Team Movement and Tactics

(3) Decision-Making

(4) Specialized Functions and/or Supporting Resources

When used in conjunction with an agency’s Special Weapons and Tactics Team Training policy, telecourse DVD can be used to satisfy this requirement. Note: POST videos typically require 2-5 training hours.

Special Weapons and Tactics Team Training (Supervision and Management of SWAT Operations) - 40 Hours (Penal Code section 13514.1)

(1) Introduction

(2) Definition of a Critical Incident

(3) Administrative Duties and Responsibilities

(4) Legal Issues

(5) Mutual Aid Procedures

(6) Deployment Guidelines

(7) Tactical Team Operations

(8) Command and Control

(9) Command Post Operations

(10) Tactical Operation Procedures

(11) Tactical Components/Capabilities

(12) Tactical Considerations/Missions

(13) Training Scenarios and Problem-Solving Simulations

When used in conjunction with an agency’s Special Weapons and Tactics Team Training policy, telecourse DVD can be used to satisfy this requirement. Note: POST videos typically require 2-5 training hours.

(c) Tactical Medicine for Special Operations Course - 80 Hours Minimum (These Courses meet the content recommendations of Penal Code section 13514.1 for Tactical Medicine training of peace officers).

(1) Introduction and Course Administration

(2) Fundamentals of Tactical Operations

(3) Tactical Medical Equipment

(4) Tactical Equipment

(5) Command and Control/ICS

(6) Individual and Team Movement Techniques

(7) Medical Aspects of Distraction Devices

(8) Tactical Casualty Care

(9) Medical Aspects of Wound Ballistics

(10) Hemorrhage Recognition and Control

(11) Team Health Management and Combat Physiology

(12) Bombs and Improvised Explosive Devices

(13) Medical Aspects of Clandestine Drug Labs

(14) Forensics and Evidence Preservation

(15) Medical Aspects of Chemical Agents

(16) Transfer of Care

(17) Medical Management of K-9 Emergencies

(18) Medical Threat Assessment

(19) Special Populations Management in the Tactical Environment

(20) Pain Management

(21) Airway and Respiratory Management in the Tactical Environment

(22) Airway and Respiratory Management Skills

(23) Environmental Injuries in the Tactical Environment

(24) Medical Aspects of Less Lethal Weapons

(25) Low Light Medical Assessment and Treatment

(26) Medical Management of Blast Injuries

(27) Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Environment

(28) Low Light Medical Exercises

(29) Distraction Devices

(30) Team Movement Exercises

(31) Firearms Familiarization

(32) Tactical Medicine Scenarios – Skills Testing Stations

(33) Student Assessment (Written and/or Performance-Based)

(34) Safety Policy

(d) Tactical Medicine for Special Operations Course - 40 Hours Minimum (These Courses meet the content recommendations of Penal Code section 13514.1 for Tactical Medicine training of peace officers intended for personnel who have already attended the SWAT Basic Course, are currently licensed as an EMT, and have met the LERT or Federal AWR-160 training requirements.)

(1) Introduction and Course Administration

(2) Tactical Medical Equipment

(3) Medical Aspects of Distraction Devices

(4) Tactical Casualty Care

(5) Medical Aspects of Wound Ballistics

(6) Hemorrhage Recognition and Control

(7) Team Health Management and Combat Physiology​

(8) Medical Aspects of Chemical Agents

(9) Medical Threat Assessment

(10) Special Populations Management in the Tactical Environment

(11) Pain Management

(12) Airway and Respiratory Management in the Tactical Environment

(13) Airway and Respiratory Management Skills

(14) Environment Injuries in the Tactical Environment

(15) Low Light Medical Exercises

(16) Medical Aspects of Less Lethal Weapons

(17) Medical Management of Blast Injuries

(18) Student Assessment (Written and/or Performance Based)

(19) Tactical Medicine Scenarios Skills Testing Stations

(20) Safety Policy

Note: Authority cited: Sections 13503 and 13506, Penal Code. Reference: Sections 13503 (e) and 13514.1, Penal Code.

(Revised 3/07/2017)

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