LAPD SWAT: Debriefs and Lessons Learned

LAPD SWAT: Debriefs and Lessons Learned

July 23, 2024

Alameda County Office of Emergency Services

4985 Broder Blvd.

Dublin, CA 94568

8am - 5pm

Hosted by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team


Register 12 or more students on one order for this special seminar and receive a 20% discount!

Discount will automatically be applied at checkout to qualifying orders.

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.

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.

Payment Methods

Once you enter the student information below and click "Register", you will be taken to a checkout page where you can pay using a credit card, or you may request that an invoice be sent to your department that can be paid online or by check and sent by mail. Please note that invoices incur a $15.00 non-refundable processing fee.

This course is full, but occasionally spots open up due to cancellations or other reasons. To be added to the wait list please contact us. We also encourage you to check our Training Schedule to see if there are other courses coming up in your area that you might be able to attend.

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