Tactical Patrol Officer Program

The ITOA's Tactical Patrol Officer is a training and recognition initiative to train officers in a core group of tactical skill sets that will better prepare them when confronted with unexpected, on-going violent criminal events. The skill sets learned will assist officers not only when confronted with a violent criminal event, but will enhance their daily survival and tactical capabilities.

 

The ITOA's Tactical Patrol Officer program is based on the belief that effective police response to violent on-going life-threatening situations is enhanced when first responding officers have commonalities of training, tactics, equipment, verbiage, and capabilities.

The ITOA has developed and provides training in these core skill sets through the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, North East Multi-Regional Training, and the Illinois Terrorism Task Force. 

In an effort to recognize and encourage TPO training, two levels of recognition have been established. The Tactical Patrol Officer and the Master Tactical Patrol Officer. The required training for each level of proficiency and recognition are as follows:

Tactical Patrol Officer

This designation may be granted to officers who have completed all of the following training:

  1. Rapid Deployment (end-user course)

  2. MACTAC, Urban Tactics - (end-user course)

  3. Tactical Rifle - Operator's Course 

  4. Self Aid/Buddy Aid - (end-user course)

  5. RTF - Rescue Task Force (end-user course)

  6. Patrol Tactics - (end-user course) Building Searches 

  7. High-Risk Felony Traffic Stop Techniques and Tactics 

  8. Arrest Team Techniques and Tactics 

Master Tactical Patrol Officer

This designation may be granted to officers who have completed all of the following instructor training: 

  1. Rapid Deployment Instructor Course

  2. MACTAC Urban Tactics Instructor Course 

  3. Self Aid / Buddy Aid Instructor Course 

  4. RTFI - Rescue Task Force Instructor 

  5. Tactical Rifle Instructor Course 

  6. Patrol Tactics Instructor Course 

There are two pathways to obtain the Tactical Patrol Officer or Master Tactical Patrol Officer designation; Department Participation or Individual Officer Request. 

DEPARTMENT PARTICIPATION
The following guidelines have been established for departments that would like to participate in the ITOA's Tactical Patrol Officer program. 

INDIVIDUAL OFFICER REQUEST

The following guidelines have been established for individual officers that would like to participate in the ITOA's Tactical Patrol Officer program. 

Contact Us to submit your resume 

Use the Subject Line: "Tactical Patrol Officer" 

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