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All courses in this section are hosted by the Jacksonville State University Office of Continuing in cooperation with the Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy and presented by the ARM Group, LLC (www.ARM-Group-llc.com).

The location of the JSU McClellan campus is 100 Gamecock Drive, Anniston, AL 36205.  Call (256) 782-5918 for hotel information. 

Paid registration receipt is necessary for any of the following courses in order to guarantee your seat.  Payment can be made by credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Discover), check, cash or purchase order.  If paying by purchase order, please reference the purchase order number, choosing the billing option when registering, in order for your department to be invoiced.  Once payment is received, your registration (seat) is confirmed and lodging information will be made available to you prior to class.  Registration deadline is one week prior to course date. If for some reason you are unable to attend the course and we are not informed of your cancellation by e-mail, or letter, you will still be invoiced the full tuition fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations after the registration deadline.

Instructors come from a variety of organizations and represent local, state and federal law enforcement as well as former military contractors who served in high threat environments.

SPECIAL NOTE: Students that do not demonstrate proper weapon handling skills, tactics and/or safety may be removed from the training. Live fire exercises are inherently dangerous. Safety violations will be dealt with harshly. We cannot allow unsafe personnel in the class. Students who do not perform to program standards may receive a Certificate of Attendance instead of completion. Students are forbidden to wear red shirts, red jackets or other red garments.


APOSTC Approved Basic Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)& Noise Flash Diversion Device Certification - $750 (includes tuition, lodging, and certificate)

ALEA Regional Map and Team Leader Contact Information

This course has been approved by ALEA for homeland Security grant funding.

This course has been approved for homeland security grant funding through the State of Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) for Regional Law Enforcement Teams. The regional map and the Team Leaders for those regions is available above for download. If you are a member of these teams and would like to apply for funding through ALEA:

1. Have your Police Chief or Sheriff contact the appropriate Regional Team Leader  in your
    area and request approval to attend.

2. Team Leader  will  verify that funding is available for the individual.

3. The individual then goes to the JSU website, registers for the SWAT class, and submits
    payment immediately from the local department.

4. JSU will then send the local department a paid invoice which will then be submitted by
    the local department to the Regional Team Leader.

This course is also open to any interested law enforcement personnel with the personal or departmental funding to attend.  All students must pay at registration in order to confirm their seat in the class.  The seat will not be held without payment and seating is limited.  Once payment is received, lodging information will be made available prior to class.

This APOSTC approved sixty-hour Basic SWAT Course will also certify each student in the deployment of Noise Flash Diversion Devices (NFDD’s). The program will begin at 8:00 a.m. on day one and will consist of five days of training. The days are long, extending 14+ hours each day.  The program requires a minimum of ten and a maximum of thirty-five students.

This program is designed to address and reinforce basic tactical concepts, movement, clearing techniques, planning, vehicle take downs, less lethal, flash bangs and breaching. This program uses repetitive scenario based training (over 40 training scenarios) to stress training methodology. Scenarios use non-lethal training ammunition.

The program starts off in classroom but moves outside quickly. We work on the basics to latter stages of operations. Students are expected to be in good-physical condition and the program is designed to test student stamina by introducing long hours and repetitive training scenarios. Students will be required to travel to a variety of training locations. We train in all weather conditions, so bring appropriate attire.

Each student is required to bring the following:

  • Wrap around eye protection/ear protection (bring lots of foam hearing protection)
  • Body armor/tactical vest
  • Flashlight (weapon mounted and/or handheld) with lots of spare batteries
  • Serviceable duty pistol with three magazines and holster (duty or tactical)
  • Ammunition for duty pistol: 300 Rounds
  • One Noise Flash Diversion Device (NFDD)
  • Lots of water: be prepared to hydrate
  • Pen, pad and pencil
  • Groin protection (Small towel or athletic cup)
  • Long sleeve T-shirt or light weight jacket (No red clothing – Instructors wear red)
  • BDU Type or other appropriate uniform
  • Other tactical gear as appropriate
  • Ballistic helmet (if issued)
  • Gas masks (if issued)
  • Gloves and elbow/knee pads (if issued)
  • Non-lethal training weapons and ammunition (Must contact the academy first)

Minimum requirements to pass and receive a certificate of completion for the program:

  • Pass the APOSTC handgun qualification with a minimum score of 80%
  • Pass a four-minute live fire practical exam
  • Pass an exposure to OC (gas) environment without a gas mask
  • Pass all tasks and scenarios
  • Function as a member of a team
  • Attend all training sessions

For questions regarding content, contact Mr. David Partner, Director of Training, ARM Group, LLC: (301) 399-0745 zippit50@yahoo.com

For questions regarding registration, contact Ms. Lynne Nabors, JSU Program Coordinator:  (256) 782-5920) lnabors@jsu.edu

More information may also be requested from the Law Enforcement Academy (256) 782-5318


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