Contemporary SWAT Leadership Issues

8 Hour Contemporary SWAT Leadership Issues – Lieutenant Buck ROGERS

This 8 hour course addresses contemporary issues facing tactical leaders charged with leading tactical teams.  The seminar will cover topics including training management, the National Standards, responding to claims of militarization of police, and other sensitive issues facing SWAT leaders.  This course of instruction is designed to acquaint the attendee with ethics based leadership model, particularly in times of adversity and stress.  Often, under stress and pressure tactical leaders struggle with decision making due to potential for unfavorable outcomes.  A paralysis in decision making can have drastic and far reaching results, including loss of innocent life.  During this instruction tactical debriefs will be discussed with lessons learned.  A portion of the presentation will discuss Command and Tactical Contemporary Leadership issues including important case law to know for deployments.  This course is an interactive course with videos, debriefs, lecture, and class discussion intended to improve the attendees leadership performance based upon knowledge gained during the seminar.


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Lt. Buck Rogers is the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association (TTPOA) Training Coordinator and is employed with the Bryan Police Department where he has served for over 28 years with 18 years on the SWAT Team. Buck has been a member of TTPOA since 1992 and has served the TTPOA since 2008. Buck served as the Competition Coordinator since 2010. Buck served 5 years in the United States Marine Corps and 3 years in the Texas Army National Guard Co G 143rd Airborne/Ranger LRRS. He earned a BA from Texas A&M University and has completed Leadership Command College in 2010 and the FBI National Academy Session 246. He has earned a Masters' Certificate in Homeland Security (2012) from the Bush School of Government and a Masters' Certificate in Criminal Justice (2011) from the University of Virginia. He is a certified TCOLE and Firearms Instructor as well as a Rappel Master. He is also a National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) and Alerrt Active Shooter Instructor. He has attended various operator courses related to SWAT over the course of his career.  He currently coordinates SWAT Commander courses for TTPOA with the NTOA.  Since 2016 Buck has instructed for the National Tactical Officer Association teaching the SWAT Command and Decision Making I.  Lt. Rogers assisted the NTOA as a committee member designing the curriculum of the NTOA's new Command College leadership development initiative.