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Intermediate MRAP/HMMWV Operations

Who this course is for:

This course is for officers who have completed SWATMOD’s Basic Armored Vehicle Operations Course, or Basic MRAP Operations course, and want to further their knowledge and experience of armored vehicles while driving in urban areas, on highways with moderate to heavy traffic, limited access roadways, and off road.



The purpose of our training course is to offer an in-depth program to thoroughly train law enforcement officers how to operate armored vehicles and military type vehicles departments obtained through the 1033 program.  This course will enforce officer safety through education of the vehicle(s), specifically their own vehicle(s) that they use, as well as the possible dangers while operating such vehicle in urban areas, on highways with moderate to heavy traffic, minimum maintenance roadways, off road, and with the use of a ground guide.  By the end of the course, each member will be capable and confident in performing intermediate operations with their armored vehicle, and will know how to properly care for and maintain their emergency vehicle(s).


Upon completion of the classroom instruction, the student will be able to:

  • Explain essential driving skills and proper maneuvering of vehicle while operating in urban areas, on highway roads with moderate to heavy traffic, limited access roads, as well as on various terrain, weather, and extreme temperatures.

  • Interpret universal hand signals with the use of a ground guide.

  • Analyze mock driving plans using the specifics of their armored vehicle on how to safely get to a location due to vehicle limitations and weight restrictions.

  • Identify warnings and cautions of risk reduction for rollovers and tipping while operating the vehicle.

Upon completion of the skills training, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proper pre and post inspection walk through.

  • Point out the proper emergency egress of the vehicle.

  • Use universal hand signals to guide a driver.

Upon completion of the vehicle driving training, the student will be able to:

  • Operate the vehicle properly during normal and unexpected conditions.

  • Operate the vehicle safely on various terrain.

  • Operate the vehicle on multiple roadways with other vehicles on the road.

  • Operate the vehicle in urban areas.

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