Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Training Academy

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Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Training Academy

April 22 @ 7:30 am - April 26 @ 4:30 pm

April 22 – April 26, 2024

The Bossier Parish Training Academy is pleased to announce a Basic SWAT Course will be offered from April 22, 2024, to April 26, 2024, at our training facility. The class will be limited to 20 officers. Attached you will find the registration form, items to bring, and a dorm reservation form. Please complete all these forms and return them to our office for processing. This class is offered on a first come basis as is the dorm rooms that we have. There is no charge for the Basic SWAT Course but there is a $25.00 per night charge for the dorm room per officer. There are twin beds in each room, a compact refrigerator in each room, a full refrigerator and microwave with a coffee pot in the kitchen, and Wi-Fi for the facility. There are restaurants near the dorms and also a truck stop that is open 24 hours a day with food service. Please return your registration as soon as possible so that your agency will not miss out on this excellent training opportunity. Once you have completed all the forms please email them to Your contact will be Dana Brossett @ 318-965-3525 should you have any questions. We look forward to training your personnel and making it a memorable training experience.

-Captain Sarah Rhodes Academy Director

Forms to be completed and emailed to


This course will be a 50+ hour course designed for tactical, narcotics, and patrol officers who need basic swat or raid training.

This course will cover:

Required Elements of SWAT intervention
Slow and Deliberate Clearing Techniques
Dynamic Raid Techniques
Methods of Forced Entry
Team Structure
Basic Individual Movement
Basic Team Movement
Vehicle Assaults Professional Requirement:
Less than Lethal Tactics
Firearms Training
Use of Chemical Agents
CS Gas Exposure and Proper Gas Mask Usage
Distraction Device Certification
Raid Planning
Ballistic Shield Introduction
Low or No Light Training

Professional Requirement:
Student must be proficient with handguns and long guns, i.e. rifles,
sub-guns and/or shotguns.

Ammunition Requirements:
500 rounds handgun, 500 rounds long gun (rifle, submachine gun, shotgun or AR type). (If bringing a shotgun, we recommend bringing 400 rounds birdshot, 50 rounds slugs and 50 rounds buckshot). Minimum of 3 magazines for each handgun and rifle.

Equipment List:

Tactical equipment used by your department (i.e., body armor, helmet, gloves, gas mask, shield, etc.), firearms and related equipment, rain gear, ear and eye protection, and flashlights, extra batteries for lights and optics. Sling (rifle or submachine gun), mag pouches, weapon mounted light

Additional Equipment, if available:
Distraction Devices, Smoke Grenades, or CS Grenades

Agency SWAT uniform or appropriate tactical attire.


April 22 @ 7:30 am
April 26 @ 4:30 pm


Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Training Facility
2981 Old Plain Dealing Rd
Plain Dealing, LA 71064
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