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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 Course - 80 Hours Minimum

(1) Introduction and Course Administration

(2) Tactical Team Purpose and Concepts

(3) Tactical Medical Equipment

(4) Tactical Equipment

(5) Tactical Team Concepts and Planning

(6) Covert Team Movement Techniques

(7) Dynamic Clearing Techniques

(8) Medical Aspects of Distraction Devices

(9) Operational Casualty Care Level One

(10) Operational Casualty Care Level Two

(11) Medical Aspects of Wound Ballistics

(12) Hemostatic Dressings and Tourniquets

(13) Team Health Management and Combat Physiology

(14) Bombs and Improvised Explosive Devices

(15) Medical Aspects of Clandestine Drug Labs

(16) Forensics and Evidence Preservation

(17) Chemical Agents in the Tactical Environment

(18) Special Operations Aero-Medical Evacuation

(19) Medical Management of K-9 Emergencies

(20) Disguised Weapons

(21) Medical Threat Assessment and Barricade Medicine

(22) Pediatric Trauma Management in the Tactical Environment

(23) Field Trauma Anesthesia

(24) Advanced Airway Management in the Tactical Environment

(25) Advanced Airway Management Skills

(26) Environmental Injuries in the Tactical Environment

(27) Biological Weapons – Part 1

(28) Biological Weapons – Part 2

(29) Medical Aspects of Less Lethal Weapons

(30) Low Light Medical Assessment and Treatment

(31) Chemical Weapons – Nerve Agents and Toxins

(32) Chemical Weapons – Vesicants and Irritants Recognition and Management

(33) Radiation Injuries Recognition and Management

(34) Medical Management of Blast Injuries

(35) Chemical, Biologic, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive Environment

(36) Low Light Range Exercises

(37) Low Light Tactical Medical Scenarios

(38) Explosive Entry Techniques/Demonstrations

(39) Team Movement Exercises

(40) Introduction to Tactical Handguns

(41) Introduction to Tactical Automatic Shoulder-fired Weapons

(42) Advanced Tactical Handgun and Tactical Shoulder-fired Weapons

(43) Advanced Handgun and Tactical Automatic Weapons Field Courses

(44) Tactical Medicine Scenarios – Skills Testing Stations

(45) Written Examinations

(46) Safety Policy/Class Briefings

(d) Tactical Medicine 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) Operational Casualty Care – Part 1

(5) Operational Casualty Care – Part 2

(6) Medical Aspects of Wound Ballistics

(7) Hemostatic Dressings and Tourniquets

(8) Team Health Management and Combat Physiology

(9) Medical Aspects of Clandestine Drugs Labs

(10) Chemical Agents in the Tactical Environment

(11) Medical Threat Assessment and Barricade Management

(12) Pediatric Trauma Management in the Tactical Environment

(13) Field Trauma Anesthesia

(14) Advanced Airway Management in the Tactical Environment

(15) Advanced Airway Management Skills

(16) Environmental Injuries in the Tactical Environment

(17) Low Light Medical Tactics

(18) Low Light Exercises

(19) Low Light Tactical Medical Scenarios

(20) Medical Aspects of Less Lethal Weapons

(21) Medical Management of Blast Injuries

(22) Written Examination

(23) Tactical Medical Operational Scenario Exercises

(24) Tactical Medical Critical Situations Scenarios

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