Course Overview

The SWAT COURSE is a police special operation training designed for the individual with tactical skills and experience from the military and law enforcement fields. The course is held by the Military Training Center and it's modeled after US Police Special Weapons And Tactics training programs. You will receive an intensive special weapons and tactics training, in accordance to US police standards, by highly qualified instructors coming from US Police's elite units. The primary instructor is coming from a nationally accredited agency of the United States of America, one of the U.S.'s most prominent Police Departments and one of the oldest SWAT units in US Police history. The Senior Class Instructor have a long experience in the field that will teach you skills that make the difference in getting the job done in the real world. The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the combat response concepts, methods and tactics used in urban high risk scenarios by the U.S.'s Special Weapons And Tactics units. During this course students, will be exposed to a building block training method, leading into force on force scenarios. They will acquire counter-terrorism capabilities, skills and knowledge required to operate in urban terrain and respond to urban high risk situations. Basic theory and practice is taught so as to allow the students to understand and execute the tactics and techniques needed to approach, breach, enter, secure a building and rescue hostages in a tactical manner. Initial approach to building, breaching of doors and windows will be shown and executed by students. Building domination - both dynamic and stealth - clearing of stairwells, hallways and rooms in teams of 2-12 men will be taught. These operations will take place both day & night and in all weather conditions. Use of ballistic shields, smoke, diversionary devices and other equipment will be stressed. Short-range combat will be emphasized. Low-Light operations will be taught, conducted and evaluated. Mechanical and ballistic breaching tactics will be demonstrated to and practiced by each student - multiple times. Students will receive maximum amounts of practical application for conducting hostage rescue both as an emergency assault team and a deliberate assault team. Tubolar Assaults will be conducted on vehicles, cars, buses and trains (if available). Vehicle control/domination and hostage rescue tactics will be stressed during this training. Live fire day will focus on the SWAT combative shooting. A major focus of our live fire range training is moving/shooting with a ballistic shield and rescue operations. Be prepared for a very long live fire range day - this training will be up close and violently personal. Engaging the enemy at room distances takes fast reflexes, finely tuned weapons handling skills and an aggressive spirit... all of which you will be taught during the extremely fast paced training. Quickly acquiring and identifying your target and making the life or death decision to fire in a split second will be stressed during your training.

Course Schedule (changes are possible):

Day 1: Classroom instruction, equipment check and review, introduction to room clearing, weapons handling, beginning of operations.
Day 2: Room clearing, dynamic and stealth entry techniques.
Day 3: building clearing, working stairs, dynamic and stealth entry techniques, active shooter training, low-light/night operations.
Day 4: Vehicle/bus/train assaults.
Day 5: Range day – live fire shooting and operations, combat pistol, assault rifle and combat shotgun tactics and techniques. Additional training as time permits. Awarding ceremony.


Applicant must have basic tactical skills & experience from the military and law enforcement fields. Must be able to participate in intensive training lasting up to ten hours per day. Must not have any medical restrictions.


Military/Police ID card (or if civilian Passport and copy of your Criminal Record), Medical certificate (You must bring these documents with you).

Required Equipment:

Combat uniform, boots, headgear, helmet, goggles, body armor and tactical vest, belt and tactical holster, tactical rifle sling, tactical gloves, knee protection pads, pack or rucksack, improved first aid kit (IFAK), personal retention lanyard, hydration system, balaclava, scrim net, flashlight, multi-tool (i.e leatherman), folding knife, tactical sunglasses, eye & ear protection, rain and cold-weather gear (we train in ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS!). Chemical light sticks, survival lighter, tactical duct tape, paracord 550 rope, climbing carabiners, waterproof bag, binoculars and other personal tactical equipment are strongly recommended!
Any unit specific equipment issued to you that you wish to bring. (We strongly encourage you to bring and use your normal issued equipment). We will provide weapons, ammunition & gas masks as needed.

For further information on application to, and participation in MTC courses, please refer to the terms & conditions of participation.

Course Number:



All course dates currently scheduled can be found on the calendar page.

Registration Deadline:

30 days prior the start of the course.


MTC Training Facility Naples/Italy


5 Days (Approximately 50 hours).
No of participants: Minimum 12 students

Open to:

Active/Reserve/Retired Military, Law Enforcement, and other Government Agencies.


Please note that accommodation, meals and transfers are not enclosed in the package. Accommodation per person and night with breakfast and dinner included in hotel around 4km from the facility: approx. €35 (You required to share with one or more, max 4 persons. Single rooms are available on extra charge).
We can offer transfers from Naples Airport or train station to the hotel and back. The cost for this will be from approx. €40 each way. (This cost may be shared by the travellers).


This course is open only to the MTC members. You must be a current member of the Military Training Center - i.e. have paid your annual MTC membership dues. If you haven't yet joined us or if you need to renew your membership please click here.


Photos and videos from our Courses

From more than one decade the Military Training Center is offering a wide range of courses covering military and low enforcement needs, on our gallery you can see photos and videos taken during our training courses and exercises. Please contact us should you have any questions or would like to use any of the images commercially. Have a look at our gallery by clicking here.

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