Dain Hurst

Dain Hurst is a Police Officer in Los Angeles for the past 22 years and is assigned to SWAT for the past 11 years and is a senior instructor who trains ALL new SWAT Officers during three-month basic SWAT school, Sniper School instructor-Both Basic and Advanced Sniper, Tactical Breacher Instructor (Explosive/Manual breaching)

Dian has instructed and trained with such elite units as NAVY SEALS and MARINE S.O.T.G.


SWAT TEAM MEMBER (2001 to Present) - Los Angeles SWAT TEAM MEMBER Responsibilities:

  • Building entry
  • Barricaded Suspect Deployment
  • Hostage Rescue
  • Sniper Deployments (Lead Instructor)
  • Delivery of chemical agents
  • High Risk Suspect Apprehension
  • High Risk Warrants
  • Dignitary Protection
  • Explosive Breaching (Senior Breacher)
  • Climbing Rappelling (Lead Climber)
  • Tactical Waterborne Deployment (Certified Open-Air and Closed Circuit Diver)
  • CNT (Crisis Negotiations)

Police Officer (1990 to Present-22 Years)
Various field assignments that include:

  • Patrol
  • Gang Suppression
  • Metropolitan Division
  • SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics)

Involved in hundreds of High Risk Search Warrants, Barricade Situations, and numerous HRT (Hostage Rescues) Incidents, Experienced Non-Lethal and Lethal situations. Have trained with many elite units such as Marine Corp SOTG, Navy SEALS.

Instructor Development Course –Los Angeles Police (IDC)

  • Received department certification regarding instructor development, which is mandated when instructing all members of the Police Department- Los Angeles that includes SWAT Officers.

SWAT School Instructor

  • Senior instructor who trains ALL new SWAT Officers during three-month basic SWAT school.
  • Sniper School instructor-Both Basic and Advanced Sniper
  • Tactical Breacher Instructor (Explosive/Manual breaching)

NTOA Instructor (National Tactical Officers Association)

  • An instructor for both basic and advanced SWAT tactics.
  • Consultant for SWAT/Bomb Squad Inter-operability training

Tactical Avenues

  • Lead Firearms Instructor
  • Lead Instructor Basic and Advanced SWAT Tactics
  • Lead Instructor Breaching (Explosive)
  • Lead Instructor SWAT Sniper / Observer Basic and Advanced



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