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SWAT Critical Incident Response & Management with Chief Steve Ijames

  • 30 Aug 2022
  • 09:00
  • 31 Aug 2022
  • 16:00
  • Rosemont, IL


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The Illinois Tactical Officers Association, in Cooperation with the Rosemont Public Safety Department, The Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) and the NIPAS-Emergency Services Team is pleased to provide this dynamic 2-day training opportunity:

SWAT Critical Incident Response & Management with Chief Steve Ijames

Dates: August 30-31, 2022

Times: 8am-4pm

Location: Rosemont, IL


Chief (ret) Steve Ijames, one of our profession’s foremost SWAT subject matter experts in critical incident / crisis management, response, preparation, equipment, training, use of force and legal defense, will be presenting nationally recognized best practice strategies, preparation and deployment in this dynamic two-day event.

Steve’s decades of experience as a full-time SWAT Team member and commander, in conjunction with his work with the National Tactical Officers Association, International Chiefs of Police Association, around the globe (37 Countries) through the US State Department and most of our nation's State Tactical Officer Associations, has provided him with a knowledge base second to none. As one of the premier SWAT operational and legal defense Subject Matter Experts in our country, Steve will also provide debriefs on operational and legal challenges that are facing our profession.

A MUST ATTEND event for SWAT Team members and any Chief / Sheriff - Deputy Chief – Commander or anyone else who manages, deploys or coordinates SWAT Team Deployments, Equipment or Training.

Major topics to be covered include:

  • SWAT-historical and operational overview
  • SWAT-contemporary issues and concerns
  • SWAT-command, structure, and operational use
  • Search warrant service-historical & contemporary issues and concerns
  • Search Warrant “knock/notice”, distraction/diversion, method of service, and breaching
  • Specialty munitions (chemical agents, noise/flash diversionary devices, impact munitions)
  • Mechanical deployment techniques such as the Bearcat ram and chemical agent injector system, and disposal/documentation of said munitions
  • SWAT-deployment and use considerations in public disorder management and control
  • SWAT and operational strategies related to operational escalation-remain static-de-escalation, and “officer provocation” in the elevated risk environment
  • Barricaded subject (generally non-criminal interactions such as the mentally ill, suicidal, self-medicated) resolution strategies, concepts, and considerations
  • Barricaded suspect (criminal interactions) resolution strategies, concepts and considerations
  • Barricaded subject/suspect-legal considerations, to include “exigency” intervention/resolution efforts as compared to obtaining search/arrest warrants, commitment orders, etc., prior to taking such action
  • Negotiation/communication concepts, specifically related to “warnings” given/not given prior to taking potentially destructive/elevated risk intervention efforts
  • SWAT command concerns related to chemical agent “warnings” and related use, cleaning up the scene post-event

Cost:   $150.00 – Current ITOA Members

            $190.00 – Non-Members, Includes a one year ITOA Membership

After completing a registration form and making payment, you will receive a confirmation email.

REGISTERING FOR A GROUP? Contact for assistance and we can send you a single invoice.

This course has been submitted for Chief & DC Training Hours and Officer Mandate Credit


    This is an opportunity for tactical officers to gather together to compare ideas and experiences. Through education and networking, it was hoped that high-risk operations requiring the use of a tactical team would be made safer.

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