SWAT Operator Course (MCSO) | Public Safety Training Facility (2024)

Program Announcement

The Monroe County Public Safety Training Facility (PSTF), under the auspices of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), and in partnership with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, will be holding the MPTC approved SWAT Operator Course at the Rush Range, 492 Stonybrook Road, Rush, NY 14543. As initial training for new SWAT team members, the SWAT Operator Course provides law enforcement agencies with a standardized curriculum that will enhance public safety and enable agencies across the state to be confident in the capabilities of their tactical team members.

Students who successfully complete this course will receive eight (8) college credits from Monroe Community College and DCJS certification as a SWAT Operator.

Session Dates

Phases will usually be held from 8am to 4pm but training times may vary:

  • Phase I: September 2 through 13, 2024
  • Phase II: September 9 through 20, 2024
  • Phase III: September 30 through October 4, 2024
  • Phase IV: October 7 through 11, 2024


Note: Must be completed prior to the first day of training

  • Basic Course for Police Officer, Correction Officer, or Peace Officer w/Firearms
  • FEMA ICS-200 and ICS-700 (certificates of completion must be provided in advance)
  • Pursuant to NYS Public Health Law §2165, Anyone who attends this course must demonstrate proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella. Immunization records must be signed or stamped by a health care provider;
  • Completion of the DCJS Applicant Prerequisite Testing Form which includes:
    • Medical evaluation conducted by a physician licensed to practice in New York State;
    • Air Purifying Respirator (APR) FIT Test conducted by a certified fit test administrator;
    • Handgun proficiency test administered by a DCJS certified Firearms Instructor. The qualifying course of fire is determined and administered by the candidate’s agency with a minimum 90% score achieved;
    • Physical fitness test administered by a DCJS certified Physical Fitness Instructor. Testing shall include: Sit-ups, Push-ups, 1.5-mile run (70% Cooper Standards – see Age/Gender Table below);

Age/Gender Table

Age Group 20 to 29 30 to 39 40 to 49 50 to 59
Gender M F M F M F M F
1-Minute Sit Ups 45 41 41 32 36 27 31 22
1-Minute Push Ups 41 24 34 18 26 14 21 N/A
1.5 Mile Run
(in minutes/seconds)
10:59 12:53 11:22 13:23 11:58 13:58 12:53 15:35

Notice: Failure to meet any of the above pre-requisites will preclude student from participating further.

Required Attire and/or Equipment


  • Utility uniform (BDU style, any pattern/color) for range and classroom, to include over-the-ankle military/police style boots (extra uniforms recommended);
  • Baseball cap;
  • Inclement/foul weather outerwear;
  • PT appropriate clothing;


  • Hearing and eye protection;
  • Mouth guard;
  • Gloves;
  • Helmet – tactical/ballistic;
  • Air purifying respirator/mask;
  • Individual first aid kit;
  • Handheld flashlight;
  • Weapon cleaning kit;
  • Semi-automatic duty issued pistol with light and three (3) magazines with tactical holster and magazine pouch capable of holding a minimum of two magazines (Safariland ALS Holster recommended);
  • Shoulder fired rifle or carbine with sling (2-point recommended), light, iron sights (red dot style optic recommended) and four (4) 30-round magazines (AR-style weapon system preferred/recommended);
  • Complete gun belt, radio w/ pouch (if pouch not set up on armor/carrier), handcuff pouch, and belt keepers; (recommended tactical style duty belt that can mount (2) pistol magazine pouches and (1) AR rifle magazine pouch –all Blade-Tech style construction with retention);
  • Tactical style body armor, with soft side armor, capable of holding ballistic plates, rifle magazine pouch capable of holding three rifle magazines, flash bang pouch, radio pouch;
  • Weapon training conversion kit for NLTA (UTM blue bolt and ammo recommended);
  • 2000 rounds of pistol ammunition;
  • 3000 rounds of rifle ammunition;
  • 500 rounds of non-lethal training ammunition;
  • 50 Viking Tactical Targets double sided;
  • 50 cardboard IPSC silhouette targets

Instructional Areas

  • Introduction to SWAT
  • Priority of Life
  • Command Structure/Team Building
  • Physical Fitness and Functional PT
  • Individual Tactical Equipment/Setup
  • Night Vision Equipment
  • Standard Terms and Hand Signals
  • Legal Issues
  • Cold and Hot Weather Operations
  • Tactical Medical
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Ballistic Shields
  • Firearms
  • Less-Lethal Munitions
  • Noise Flash Distraction Devices
  • Chemical Agents Land Navigation
  • Tactical Movement
  • Intelligence Gathering
  • Operational Planning
  • Perimeter Operations
  • Breaching
  • Covert Structure Entry
  • Barricaded Suspects
  • High Risk Warrant Service
  • Active Shooter
  • Officer Rescue
  • Hostage Rescue
  • Tubular and Vehicle Assaults
  • After Action Debriefs
  • Practical Exercises
  • Written Examination(s)

Graduation Requirements

  • 90% attendance (policy set by Monroe Community College)
  • Minimum 85% score on all written examinations
  • Participants must pass all phases of training and required proficiencies to receive both SWAT Operator and Patrol Rifle Certification. Tuition and fees will Not be refunded if a candidate fails to accomplish the objectives necessary to move from one phase to the next.

Course Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition: $1,680.00 (per person)
  • Estimated Student Fees: $$196.50 (Student fees may vary each semester)
  • Agencies will be billed directly

Note: Monroe Community College reserves the right to revise tuition and fees as necessary


Please complete the online Law Enforcement Program Course Reservation Form prior to the deadline of August 5, 2024. Submitting a reservation form does not guarantee admittance to a course. Confirmation notices will be emailed approximately 2 weeks prior to the class. Please remember to check your junk/spam folder.

To avoid double tuition billing, a Certificate of Residence is required from students who reside outside of Monroe County.

SWAT Operator Course (MCSO) | Public Safety Training Facility (2024)


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