We are very pleased to welcome Raul Garcia, 30-year veteran of Law Enforcement, as speaker for our March 9 meeting. Recently retired from the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, he worked in a number of areas.
Reminder: that’s March 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Idaho Pizza, 7444 Fairview, in Boise. Please register in advance.
However, his full-time assignment was to the patrol division with a collateral duty for 18 years with the Ada Metro SWAT — starting as an entry team member and advancing to a Sniper Team Element Leader.
Mr. Garcia’s presentation will include:
- The purpose of the SWAT Team
- How a Deputy becomes a SWAT Team member
- The different positions on the Team
- The equipment a SWAT Team member uses
More on our presenter
Since 1997, he’s instructed other team members in tactics and firearms as a member of the training cadre.
At Ada County Sheriff’s Office, he worked as a jail deputy; a patrol deputy; and a detective with the FBI Metro Violent Crimes and Gangs Task Force.
Prior to his tenure with the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, he worked as a member of the Special Response Team (SWAT) for the United States Department of Energy at the Idaho National Laboratory.
Mr. Garcia is a currently a contract instructor for the Idaho State Police Academy. He’s taught other law enforcement agencies throughout Idaho, as well as internationally.
- 2011, 2012: instructed at the International Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association Conference
- 2009: instructor for US State Dept.’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program (ATA) at Amman, Jordan
- 2007: instructor for US State Dept.’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program (ATA) at Islamabad, Pakistan