LAPD SWAT: Debriefs and Lessons Learned

with guest presenter Lt. Ruben Lopez, LAPD SWAT (ret.)



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Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience to get a behind the scenes look at the tactics, SOPs, and lessons learned from the Officer in Charge of LAPD’s Metropolitan Division’s D Platoon (SWAT).

Lt. Ruben Lopez retired in January of 2024 and had commanded the SWAT team since 2008. He’ll be conducting a tactical debrief of several high profile incidents and sharing details not made available publicly. You will learn practical lessons from those events that you can use to improve the effectiveness of your operators and your team.


  • Incident debriefs
  • Hostage barricade decision-making
  • The legal challenges of present-day SWAT operations
  • Training issues
  • Team member selection
  • Answers to your questions and tactical problems
Registered students will receive an invitation to submit their questions, tactical problems, or inquiries ahead of time and have Lt. Lopez address them during the seminar.

Attendance is restricted to sworn law enforcement personnel and tactical dispatchers. Space is limited so please register early.

Lt. Ruben Lopez

Lt. Ruben Lopez retired from LAPD in January of 2024 with 36 years of service. Since 2008, he was the Officer in Charge of the Metropolitan Division’s D Platoon (SWAT). He’s been a sworn member of the Department since March 1988 completing various assignments in patrol, criminal street gangs, special task forces, detectives and supervisory roles.

Upcoming Presentations:

LAPD SWAT: Debriefs and Lessons Learned Seminar

Jul 23Dublin, CA

Aug 30Winter Park, FL

The Savage Training Group is committed to bringing you the nation’s finest training and having LAPD SWAT’s Lt. Ruben Lopez present for us in no exception. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event!

Quick Facts

Target Audience:

SWAT, command, and other tactical unit personnel

Seminar Length:

8 hours

Course Certifications:




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