Who is Swift Tactical ?

Swift Tactical is a certified CA POST and National Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)  Training Site and a certified American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) Education Center.


Since 2016, our mission is to bring the latest critical life-saving skills training to Law Enforcement, EMS, educators, and anyone ready to save a life in a critical trauma incident.


​​​​​​​Instructor Bio :

Jason Ames retired in 2021 from active service as a detective with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, with over 25 years of experience in patrol and custody operations.  He still serves as a LASD volunteer, as an EMT with the Antelope Valley Search & Rescue Team, on the LASD Disaster Incident Management Team, and teaching TECC/First Aid/CPR and Active Shooter Threat courses.


Jason is a CAEMS and LASD certified Emergency Medical Technician.  He is a CAPOST certified Academy Instructor, and a CAPOST and AAOS ECSI certified First Aid/CPR/AED/TCC Instructor for LASD. He has incorporated Tactical Emergency Casualty Care concepts into classes he teaches for in-service personnel, First Aid/CPR/AED instructor courses, as well as for the LASD Academy.


Jason was first certified as an EMT in 1992. After beginning his law enforcement career in 1995, he recognized the lack of quality first responder medical training given to law enforcement.  When he began instructing First Aid/CPR/AED classes in 2008, Jason recognized the need for TECC skills.  He saw that with the rise in violent and mass casualty incidents, first responders needed more advanced, more efficient skills, beyond traditional First Aid, to more  effectively render life-saving care for severe trauma injuries.


Jason has received extensive training in Emergency Disaster Response, Terrorism Awareness, and the FEMA Incident Command System for WMD/MCI/Terrorism events.


He has attended resident courses at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), training in ICS and field operations for CBRNE disasters, participating in live nerve agent environments and hazmat/WMD rescue training operations.  He has attended resident courses at New Mexico Tech’s Energetic Materials Research & Testing Center (EMRTC), training in ICS and field operations for Terrorist Bombing Incidents.  He is certified by FEMA/DHS as an Incident Response to Terrorist Bombing (IRTB) and Prevention and Response to Suicide Bombing Incident (PRSBI) awareness training instructor. 


Jason is certified by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) as a Training Site Course Coordinator, Instructor, and Provider for Law Enforcement First Response Tactical Casualty Care (LEFR-TCC), Tactical Combat Casualty Care - All Combatants (TCCC-AC), Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con), All Hazards Disaster Response (AHDR), Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS), and Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients (PTEP) courses. 


He is certified by the Department of Homeland Security as a Basic Tactical Medical Instructor and Active Shooter Threat Instructor.  He is certified as an education center coordinator and instructor by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Emergency Care & Safety Institute (AAOS ECSI).


Jason is recognized by the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care as an TECC instructor, adhering to their national TECC program guidelines.

In 2020, Jason received the Centurion Award for Excellence in Training by an Instructor from the Police Officer's Association of Los Angeles County (POALAC).


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Past Attending Agencies :

Acton / Agua Dulce Unified School District

Azusa Police Department

Bakersfield Police Department

Baldwin Park Police Department

Banning Police Department

Bell Police Department

Beverly Hills Police Department

Brawley Police Department

Burbank Police Department

CA Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

CA Department of Corrections

CA Department of Fish and Wildlife

CA Department of Insurance

CA Department of Justice

CA Department of State Hospitals

CA Division of Investigation

CA State Parole

Cabazon Band of Mission Indians


California Baptist University

California City Police Department

California Highway Patrol

California National Guard

Calexico Police Department

Carlsbad Police Department

Cathedral City Police Department

Cerritos College Police Department

Chaffey College Public Safety

Chapman University Public Safety

Chino Police Department

Chula Vista Police Department

City of Avalon Harbor Department

City of Bell Public Safety

City of Norwalk Public Safety

Coastline Community College

Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department

Corona Police Department

Coronado Police Department

CSU Long Beach Police Department

Culver City Police Department

Culver City Unified School District

Department of Homeland Security - ICE

Delano Police Department

Downey Police Department

El Camino College Police Department

El Centro Police Department

El Monte Police Department


Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Gardena Police Department

Glendale Police Department

Glendora Police Department

Grover Beach Police Department

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District

Hawthorne Police Department

Hemet Police Department

iLEAD Charter Schools

Imperial County Sheriff's Office

Inglewood Police Department

Irvine Police Department

J. Paul Getty Museum Public Safety

Kern County Probation Department

Laguna Beach Police Department

Long Beach Police Department

Los Angeles City Attorney's Office

Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office

Los Angeles County Fire Department

Los Angeles County Housing Authority


Los Angeles County Probation

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department


Los Angeles MTA

Los Angeles Police Department

Los Angeles Unified School District

Los Angeles World Airport Police Department

Lovelock Tribal Police Department

Madera County Sheriff's Department

Merced County District Attorney's Office

Menifee Police Department

Metropolitan State Hospital

Montebello Police Department

Moreno Valley Unified School District

Monterey County Sheriff's Office

Monterey Police Department

Mt. San Antonio College

National Insurance Crime Bureau

NASA, Edwards AFB

Ontario Police Department

Ontario-Montclair School District

Orange County Sheriff's Department

Oxnard Police Department

Pacific Grove Police Department

Palm Springs Art Museum

Palm Springs Police Department

Palmdale Code Enforcement

Palmdale Public Safety

Palmdale Unified School District

Palos Verdes Estates Police Department

Pasadena Police Department

Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians Police Dept

Pomona Police Department

Port of Long Beach Police Department

Reedley Police Department

Riverside Police Department

Riverside County Sheriff's Department

San Bernardino City Police Department

San Bernardino City Unified School District

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department

San Diego Convention Center Public Safety

San Diego Sheriff's Office

San Luis Obispo Police Department

San Manuel Department of Public Safety

San Marino Police Department

Santa Ana Police Department

Santa Barbara County Fire

Santa Barbara Police Department

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department

Santa Monica Community College Police Dept

Santa Monica Police Department

Sausalito Police Department

Shafter Police Department

Simi Valley Police Department

Six Flags Magic Mountain EMS

South Gate Police Department

Staples Center Security Department

Temple City Police Department

Torrance Police Department


Tule River Tribal Police Department

Tustin Police Department

Union Pacific Railroad Police Department

University of California Los Angeles

University of Southern California

Upland Police Department

US Air Force

US Navy

US Customs and Border Protection

US Department of Agriculture - OIG

US Department of Labor - OIG

US Department of the Treasury

US Food and Drug Administration - OIG

US Postal Inspector Service

US Secret Service

US Veterans Affairs Police Department

Val Verde Unified School District

Ventura County District Attorney's Office

Ventura County Sheriff's Office

Ventura Police Department

Vernon Police Department

West Covina Fire Department

West Covina Police Department

West Sacramento Fire Department

Wilshire Blvd Public Safety Department