Events

MOUNTAIN STATES SWAT TRAINING & COMPETITION

In 2014 the Mountain States SWAT Training & Competition (MSSTC) was born out of necessity when staff at Curtis Blue Line and local law enforcement agencies recognized a gap in training options. It had been over a decade since the western region of the United States offered a team-based SWAT training that could accommodate agencies and budgets of all sizes. With the collective efforts of prior and active SWAT team leaders and certified training staff, the first Mountain States SWAT Training & Competition took place in August of 2015 with teams from the surrounding region and has been growing each year since.

THE TRAINING

MSSTC utilizes team-based training in real world scenarios and focuses on the critical skills training that most agencies would typically cover in a given year. The training encompasses both live fire and non-lethal training ammunition scenarios which allows teams to evaluate their training effectiveness and identify training points to focus on in the coming year. The competition is secondary to the training but plays on the competitive nature of individuals to engage them further for the best training possible.

 

The training doesn’t teach or promote a certain tactic, rather tests the tactics that each department has in place for different situations. Teams are given event evaluations to take back and reference for future training.

 

This event is organized and staffed by active or retired law enforcement and military subject matter experts in their various specialties.

2022 EVENT INFO

Dates: August 16-18, 2022

Location: Thistle, UT

EVENT ADMINISTRATORS

Jason Richards | Event Director

801.946.1729

 

Lane Critser | Director of Training

801.656.7465

 

Tracy Henderson | Sponsor Coordinator


2022 TACTICAL PRODUCT SPECIALIST TOUR DATES - LANE CRITSER

Our Tactical Product Specialist is on the road providing product familiarization to agencies, demoing technical products and attending tradeshows and conferences throughout the year. If your agency is interested in product familiarization or a demo, please review the schedule and complete the demo request form.

JANUARY/FEBRUARY

9-13 | Avalanche Rescue Dogs - Alta, UT

17 | LVMPD Range Day (SHOT Show) - Las Vegas, NV
24-28 | Eastern Idaho Agencies - ID
31-3 | CO Avalanche Rescue Dogs – Winter Park, CO

MARCH

1-3 | SWAT Dog - Santa Clara, CA
14 | WSTOA Vendor - Kennewick, WA
15 | NVG - Kennewick, WA
18-20 | LVMPD K9 Trials - Las Vegas, NV
21 | Montana Tactical Conference, Flathead County Sheriff - MT 
29-31 | Less Lethal - Greeley, CO

APRIL

6-8 | Rural Operations LE - Hollister, CA
12-14 | SWAT Dog - Henderson, NV
24-28 | WSNIA - CDA, ID
24-27 | Tactical ManTracking - Kanab, UT 

MAY

20-22 | Primary & Secondary Summit - Logan, UT
25-26 | MSTOA - Helena, MT

JULY

Idaho Narcotic Investigators Conference - Boise, ID
18-21 | AZNOA - Phoenix, AZ

AUGUST

8-12 | Rocky Mountain Tactical Conf. - Broomfield, CO
Mountain States SWAT Training & Competition (MSSTC) - Thistle, UT 

SEPTEMBER

FBI NAA MT and ID - Whitefish, MT

OCTOBER

Colorado Drug Investigator Conference (CDIA) - Vail, CO
Colorado Avalanche rescue dogs - Dillion, CO
Arizona Tactical Officers Conference - Peoria, AZ

NOVEMBER

14-18 | NTOA Less Lethal Instructor – Chandler, AZ
18-19 | California Narcotics Officer Conference -

Reno, NV