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Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association

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2022 Primary SWAT
Add to Calendar 07/31/2022 08/05/2022 America/Chicago 2022 Primary SWAT - Trainings <p><strong>Primary SWAT</strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday, July 31, 2022 - Friday, August 5, 2022<br true MM/DD/YYYY
Jul 31, 2022 - Aug 05, 2022

Primary SWAT

Sunday, July 31, 2022 - Friday, August 5, 2022

Helena, Montana

Registration Form (.pdf)

Registration Form (.docx)


Class Location:

MLEA - Classroom #121

2260 Sierra Road, East Helena

Report for Training:

  • Course begins at 0800 on Sunday, July 31st
  • Wear your assigned tactical uniform
  • No live weapons in the classroom


  • $650 -- Early Registration

Room and Board:

  • Optional. This is for people who plan to stay at MLEA and eat all meals at MLEA.
  • Sleeping Room for the course: 6 nights at $15/night = $90
  • Meals for the course: 6 days at $16/day = $96

Course Overview:

This 60+ hour Montana POST certified course is for commissioned law enforcement officers assigned to a tactical team, and will combine classroom instruction with practical exercises.  All the basic skills needed by new SWAT officers will be covered in this course.  Topics covered include but are not limited to:

  • Less Lethal force philosophy
  • Breaching
  • Scouting
  • Team and individual movement
  • High risk warrant service
  • Barricaded suspects
  • CQB and room clearing (covert, slow & methodical and dynamic movement)
  • Arrest team tactics
  • Rescues
  • Immediate action drills
  • Incident debriefs

Student Equipment Requirements:

  • All individually assigned tactical gear
    • Helmet, ballistic protection (heavy vest or plate carrier), tactical uniform(s), rifle, pistol, radio and com gear, eye and ear protection, and gas mask (gas mask is required).
    • 350 rounds rifle, 350 rounds pistol

Point of Contact

  • For registration and payment issues: Nanette Gilbertson (
  • For course specific questions: Undersheriff Wayne DuBois ( or 406-885-3510).



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