(1) To receive POST approval for a SWAT primary course, a course must meet the following requirements:
(a) the course must be a minimum of 40 hours in length and be approved pursuant to ARM 23.13.301 and 23.13.304 and must contain a minimum of the following:
(i) team communication, team make-up;
(ii) confrontation management to include preplanning, immediate action, planning, execution, post execution;
(iii) weapons, munitions, and equipment to include live fire, close quarter defense, crisis negotiations, intelligence gathering/ground reconnaissance, preplanning tactics, walk through, breaching techniques;
(iv) team movement and interior tactics to include approach, position, entry, search, static, dynamic, halls, stairs;
(v) open air/mobile assault, downed officer citizen rescue, chemical agents/diversionary device/less lethal, practical exercises, and legal issues.
(2) The director or the director's designee will review applications and approve or deny POST credit pursuant to these rules, unless the director determines, as a matter of discretion, that the council's review is necessary due to extenuating circumstances.
(3) Upon approval by the director or the director's designee, the course will be reflected on the attending officers' POST training transcripts unless the council takes further action.