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Special weapons and tactics
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Active 1968–Present
Type Special Operations
Role Paramilitary unit, Domestic Counter-Terrorism and Law Enforcement
.A S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons And Tactics)[1][2] team is an elite paramilitary Special Operations tactical unit in American and some international law enforcement departments.^ The first element of this unit was in place by 1967 and was called the Special Weapons And Tactics team.

^ GameSpy PC: PlanetFargo: There is no 'I' in SWAT Team This week, Fargo breaks out the special weapons and tactics with some very special teammates .
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^ While affording teams increased penetration at the cost of accuracy, for dealing with well-protected criminals, the compact size of these weapons is essential as SWAT units frequently operate in CQB environments .
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.They are trained to perform high-risk operations that fall outside of the abilities of regular officers.^ T-Bone and Razor are highlighted in several instances with the numerous weapons and vehicles they operate, along with certian maneuvers they perform to get away from trouble.
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^ It is trained to perform high-risk operations that fall outside of the abilities of regular patrol officers, including serving high-risk arrest warrants , hostage rescue, counter-terrorism , and engaging heavily-armed criminals.
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^ The assessment board's responsibility is to assess the applicant's qualities, personal characteristics and ability to perform as a police officer.
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.Their duties include performing hostage rescues and counter-terrorism operations, serving high risk arrest and search warrants, subduing barricaded suspects, and engaging heavily-armed criminals.^ It is trained to perform high-risk operations that fall outside of the abilities of regular patrol officers, including serving high-risk arrest warrants , hostage rescue, counter-terrorism , and engaging heavily-armed criminals.
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^ High-risk warrant service .

^ Since its inception, LAPD SWAT Team members have effected the safe rescue of numerous hostages, arrested scores of violent suspects and earned hundreds of commendations and citations, including several Medals of Valor, the Department’s highest award for heroism in the line of duty.
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.A SWAT team is often equipped with specialized firearms including assault rifles, submachine guns, shotguns, carbines, riot control agents, stun grenades, and high-powered rifles for snipers.^ SWAT teams are often equipped with specialized firearms including assault rifles , submachine guns , shotguns , carbines , riot control agents , stun grenades , and high-powered rifles for snipers .
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^ While a wide variety of weapons are used by SWAT teams, the most common weapons include submachine guns , assault rifles , shotguns , and sniper rifles .
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^ In combat the player is limited to realistic SWAT equipment such as two rather famous submachine guns in 9mm and .45 caliber variety, as well as the Colt M4 and a German-designed assault rifle.
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.They have specialized equipment including heavy body armor, entry tools, armored vehicles, advanced night vision optics, and motion detectors for covertly determining the positions of hostages or hostage takers inside of an enclosed structure.^ They have specialized equipment including heavy body armor , entry tools, armored vehicles , advanced night vision optics, and motion detectors for covertly determining the positions of hostages or hostage takers inside of an enclosed structure.
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^ The well funded Beijing SWAT Team of the People's Republic of China (PRC) uses a specially designed Hummer in addition to other armored vehicles.
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.The first SWAT team was established in the Los Angeles Police Department in 1968. Since then, many American police departments, especially in major cities and at the federal and state-levels of government, have established their own elite units under various names; these units, regardless of their official name, are referred to collectively as SWAT teams in colloquial usage.^ A Los Angeles police official told her to be ready to be picked up.
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^ The first SWAT team was established in the Los Angeles Police Department in the 1960s.
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^ Also paged was the SWAT team from the Boulder Police Department .

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History

The LAPD SWAT was the first in the United States.
.The development of SWAT in its modern incarnation is usually given as beginning with reference in particular to then-inspector Daryl Gates of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).^ Before an officer can apply for a position on the SWAT Team, they must have at least 4 years as a police officer, with at least 2 with the Fresno Police Department.

^ But where the other titles have been more forthcoming about associating SWAT with its origins in Los Angeles under the charge of the controversial Darryl Gates, SWAT 4 seems to recognize that the SWAT concept is now implemented in many cities.
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^ SWAT teams are a real benefit to modern police forces facing a world increasingly filled with risks involving automatic weapons and explosives.
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.As far as the LAPD SWAT team's beginning, Gates' explained in his autobiography Chief: My Life in the LAPD, that he neither developed SWAT tactics nor its distinctive equipment.^ Praetorian SWAT Team equipment.
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^ As far as the LAPD SWAT team's beginning, Gates' explained in his autobiography Chief: My Life in the LAPD , that he neither developed SWAT tactics nor its distinctive equipment.
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^ The SWAT Team was established in response to an increasing number of incidents involving armed suspects who had the desire to engage officers as well as the ability and equipment to do so.

.Gates wrote that he supported the concept, tried to empower his people to develop the concept, and lent them moral support.^ Gates wrote that he supported the concept, tried to empower his people to develop the concept, and lent them moral support.
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^ The primary goals of the foundation are to empower the community by providing support in the areas of Economic Development, Education, Health and Wellness and Global Outreach.
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^ The foundation’s primary goals are to “empower the community by providing support in the areas of economic development, education, health and wellness and global outreach.” .
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[3] .Gates originally named the platoon "Special Weapons Assault Team", however, due to popular protest this name was turned down by his boss, then-deputy police chief Ed Davis for sounding too much like a military organization.^ Gates wrote explaining that he originally wanted to name the platoon "Special Weapons Assault Team" or "Special Weapons Attack Team".
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^ However, this name was turned down by his boss, then-deputy police chief Ed Davis .
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^ Sounds much like a “military” mission.

Wanting to keep the acronym "SWAT", Gates changed its expansion ("explanation") to "special weapons and tactics".
.While the public face of SWAT was made known through the LAPD, perhaps because of its proximity to the mass media and the size and professionalism of the Department itself, the first SWAT operations were conducted far north of Los Angeles in the farming community of Delano, California on the border between Kern and Tulare Counties in the great San Joaquin Valley.^ The first SWAT team was established in the Los Angeles Police Department in the 1960s.
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^ While the public face of SWAT was made known through the LAPD, perhaps because of its proximity to the mass media and the size and professionalism of the Department itself, the first SWAT operations were conducted far north of Los Angeles in the farming community of Delano, California on the border between Kern and Tulare Counties in the great San Joaquin Valley .
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^ More Super Cops , 8 April 2003 Author: Brian Washington (Sargebri@att.net) from Los Angeles, California .
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.César Chavez' United Farm Workers was staging numerous protests in Delano, both at cold storage facilities and in front of non-supportive farm workers' homes on the city streets.^ César Chavez ' United Farm Workers were staging numerous protests in Delano, both at cold storage facilities and in front of non-supportive farm workers' homes on the city streets.
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.Delano Police Department answered the issues that arose by forming the first-ever units using special weapons and tactics.^ The first element of this unit was in place by 1967 and was called the Special Weapons And Tactics team.

^ Delano Police Department answered the issues that arose by forming the first-ever units using special weapons and tactics.
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^ Since 1974, the Fresno Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) has provided a ready response to situations that were beyond the capabilities of normally equipped and trained Department members.

.Television news stations and print media carried live and delayed reportage of these events across the nation.^ Television news stations and print media carried live and delayed reportage of these events across the nation.
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.Personnel from the LAPD, having seen these broadcasts, contacted Delano PD and inquired about the program.^ Personnel from the LAPD, having seen these broadcasts, contacted Delano PD and inquired about the program.
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.One officer then obtained permission to observe Delano Police Department's special weapons and tactics in action, and afterwards took what he had learned back to Los Angeles where his knowledge was used and expanded on to form their first SWAT unit.^ SWAT Duties Expand SWAT and I were learning together.
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^ The first SWAT team was established in the Los Angeles Police Department in the 1960s.
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^ Officer Simmons had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 27 years.
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.John Nelson was the officer who came up with the idea to form a specially trained and equipped unit in the LAPD, intended to respond to and manage critical situations involving shootings while minimizing police casualties.^ The gunman also shot two police officers who responded to the scene.
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^ The Fresno Police Department recognized the need for a formally trained group of officers to respond to critical types of incidents like the one that took Sergeant Mosqueda’s life.

^ The SWAT Team was established in response to an increasing number of incidents involving armed suspects who had the desire to engage officers as well as the ability and equipment to do so.

.Inspector Gates approved this idea, and he formed a small select group of volunteer officers.^ Inspector Gates approved this idea, and he formed a small select group of volunteer officers.
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^ SWAT officers are selected from volunteers within their law enforcement organization.
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.This first SWAT unit initially consisted of fifteen teams of four men each, for a total staff of sixty.^ The first SWAT team consisted of six members.

^ This first SWAT unit initially consisted of fifteen teams of four men each, for a total staff of sixty.
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^ Using realistic SWAT tactics, you must command your four man team to deal with high risk situations while minimizing casualties.
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.These officers were given special status and benefits.^ These officers were given special status and benefits.
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.They were required to attend special monthly training.^ They were required to attend special monthly training.
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.This unit also served as a security unit for police facilities during civil unrest.^ This unit also served as a security unit for police facilities during civil unrest.
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^ With this shift in police response, SWAT units remain in demand for their traditional roles as hostage rescue, counter-terrorist operations, and serving high-risk warrants.
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^ If your K9 Unit does not train with your SWAT Team, do not deploy your police dog during a SWAT operation.
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.The LAPD SWAT units were organized as "D Platoon" in the Metro division.^ Working under the LAPD's highly specialized Metropolitan Division, today's LAPD SWAT team is a far cry from the 1960's version.

^ In July 2002 I was invited to witness the issuance of the Kimber Custom II pistol to the LAPD SWAT team at its headquarters at the Metropolitan Division in downtown Los Angeles.

^ Today, the LAPD SWAT Team is known worldwide as one of the foremost police tactical units in contemporary law enforcement.
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[3]
.A report issued by the Los Angeles Police Department, following a shootout with the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974, offers one of the few firsthand accounts by the department regarding SWAT history, operations, and organization.^ The first SWAT team was established in the Los Angeles Police Department in the 1960s.
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^ A report issued by the Los Angeles Police Department, following a shootout with the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974, offers one of the few firsthand accounts by the department regarding SWAT history, operations, and organization.
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^ One officer then obtained permission to observe Delano Police Department's special weapons and tactics in action, and afterwards took what he'd learned back to Los Angeles where his knowledge was used and expanded on to form their first SWAT unit.
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[4]
.On page 100 of the report, the Department cites four trends which prompted the development of SWAT. These included riots such as the Watts Riots, which in the 1960s forced police departments into tactical situations for which they were ill-prepared, the emergence of snipers as a challenge to civil order, the appearance of the political assassin, and the threat of urban guerrilla warfare by militant groups.^ Also paged was the SWAT team from the Boulder Police Department .

^ They have a police department.
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^ These are available from the SWAT home page also.
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."The unpredictability of the sniper and his anticipation of normal police response increase the chances of death or injury to officers.^ "The unpredictability of the sniper and his anticipation of normal police response increase the chances of death or injury to officers.
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^ The SWAT Team was established in response to an increasing number of incidents involving armed suspects who had the desire to engage officers as well as the ability and equipment to do so.

^ The assessment board's responsibility is to assess the applicant's qualities, personal characteristics and ability to perform as a police officer.
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.To commit conventionally trained officers to a confrontation with a guerrilla-trained militant group would likely result in a high number of casualties among the officers and the escape of the guerrillas."^ To commit conventionally trained officers to a confrontation with a guerrilla-trained militant group would likely result in a high number of casualties among the officers and the escape of the guerrillas."
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^ We did dignitary/high risk protection training, like they did on the movie SWAT. It was pretty cool.
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.To deal with these under conditions of urban violence, the LAPD formed SWAT, notes the report.^ To deal with these under conditions of urban violence, the LAPD formed SWAT, notes the report.
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^ It is to be noted that the areas outside Swat Valley and latter formed parts of Swat State also remained politically independent of the imperial powers prior to their occupation by Swat State.
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^ Working under the LAPD's highly specialized Metropolitan Division, today's LAPD SWAT team is a far cry from the 1960's version.

.The report states on page 109, "The purpose of SWAT is to provide protection, support, security, firepower, and rescue to police operations in high personal risk situations where specialized tactics are necessary to minimize casualties."^ The report states on page 109, "The purpose of SWAT is to provide protection, support, security, firepower, and rescue to police operations in high personal risk situations where specialized tactics are necessary to minimize casualties."
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^ The larger question is whether the operation signals a shift in the Pakistani security establishment's policy towards jihadi groups, some of which have been secretly supported by the state as military proxies in India and Afghanistan.
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^ Effective for hours, SWAT® contains pyrethrins that provide protection for open wounds, sores, or sensitive areas, repelling 6 species of flies, gnats, mosquitoes, ticks, and lice.
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.On February 7, 2008, a siege and subsequent firefight with a gunman in Winnetka, California led to the first line-of-duty death of a member of the LAPD's SWAT team in its 41 years of existence.^ Simmons was the first SWAT officer to die in the line of duty in LAPD history.
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^ You are a valuable SWAT team member.

^ This was the first death at the hands of SWAT in 40 years.
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[5]

SWAT duties

Members of the U.S. Air Force 60th Security Forces Squadron SWAT Team, Travis Air Force Base, California, USA practice hostage rescue.
SWAT duties include:
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  • Hostage rescue.
  • Crime suppression.
  • Riot control.
  • Perimeter security against snipers for visiting dignitaries.
  • Providing superior assault firepower in certain situations, e.g.^ SWAT duties include: Hostage rescue Crime suppression Providing high-ground and perimeter security against snipers for visiting dignitaries; Providing superior assault firepower in certain situations, e.g.
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    ^ Many of its members, armed with AR-15 rifles, provided suppression fire during attempts to rescue down and wounded students outside or assisted in the rescues themselves.

    ^ SWAT teams are often equipped with specialized firearms including assault rifles , submachine guns , shotguns , carbines , riot control agents , stun grenades , and high-powered rifles for snipers .
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    barricaded suspects.
  • Rescuing officers and citizens captured or endangered by gunfire.
  • Countering terrorist operations in cities.
  • Resolving high-risk situations with a minimum loss of life, injury, or property damage.
  • Resolving situations involving barricaded subjects (specifically covered by a Hostage Barricade Team).
  • Stabilizing situations involving high-risk suicidal subjects.
  • Providing assistance on drug raids, arrest warrants, and search warrants.
  • Providing additional security at special events.
  • Stabilizing dangerous situations dealing with violent criminals (such as rapists, serial killers or gangs).
  • Armed patrols

Notable events

.The first significant deployment of LAPD's SWAT unit was on December 9, 1969, in a four-hour confrontation with members of the Black Panthers.^ The first significant deployment of LAPD's SWAT unit was on December 9 , 1969 , in a four-hour confrontation with members of the Black Panthers .
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^ By illustration, the LAPD’s website shows that in 2003, their SWAT units were activated 255 times , for 133 SWAT calls and 122 times to serve high-risk warrants.
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^ Swat Teams Jan 01, 2005; SWAT TEAMS First developed in the 1960s by local law enforcement agencies, Special Weapons and Tactics units, or SWAT teams, have...
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.The Panthers eventually surrendered, with three Panthers and three officers being injured.^ The Panthers eventually surrendered, with three Panthers and three officers being injured.
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.By 1974, there was a general acceptance of SWAT as a resource for the city and county of Los Angeles.^ By 1974, there was a general acceptance of SWAT as a resource for the city and county of Los Angeles .
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^ His death shocked the city of Los Angeles.
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^ A report issued by the Los Angeles Police Department, following a shootout with the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974, offers one of the few firsthand accounts by the department regarding SWAT history, operations, and organization.
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.On the afternoon of May 17, 1974, elements of a group which called itself the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), a group of heavily-armed left-wing guerillas, barricaded themselves in a residence on East 54th Street at Compton Avenue in Los Angeles.^ On the afternoon of May 17 , 1974 , elements of a group which called itself the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), a group of heavily-armed Left-Wing Activists , barricaded themselves in a residence on East 54th Street at Compton Avenue in Los Angeles .
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^ A report issued by the Los Angeles Police Department, following a shootout with the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974, offers one of the few firsthand accounts by the department regarding SWAT history, operations, and organization.
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^ [Street was previously an officer on the elite Los Angeles S.W.A.T. force, but was demoted and moved off of active duty in the field during the first act of the movie.
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.Coverage of the siege was broadcast to millions via television and radio and featured in the world press for days after.^ Coverage of the siege was broadcast to millions via television and radio and featured in the world press for days after.
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.Negotiations were opened with the barricaded suspects on numerous occasions, both prior to and after the introduction of tear gas.^ Negotiations were opened with the barricaded suspects on numerous occasions, both prior to and after the introduction of tear gas.
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^ Others suspect that the repeated use of tear gas grenades, which function by burning chemicals at high temperatures, started the structure fire.
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.Police units did not fire until the SLA had fired several volleys of semi-automatic and automatic gunfire at them.^ Police units did not fire until the SLA had fired several volleys of semi-automatic and fully automatic gunfire at them.
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^ Higher Animation rates make the optiwand faster or increase the Semi-Automatic fire rate (Colt Python for example).
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^ In spite of the 3,772 rounds fired by the SLA, no uninvolved citizens or police officers sustained injury from gunfire.
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.In spite of the 3,772 rounds fired by the SLA, no uninvolved citizens or police officers sustained injury from gunfire.^ In spite of the 3,772 rounds fired by the SLA, no uninvolved citizens or police officers sustained injury from gunfire.
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^ The cause of the fire is officially unknown, although police sources speculated that an errant round ignited one of the suspects' Molotov cocktails .
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^ As military and as a police officer, I pledged a sacred oath to our citizens and our constitution 30 years ago and never took it back.
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During the gun battle, a fire erupted inside the residence. .The cause of the fire is officially unknown, although police sources speculated that an errant round ignited one of the suspects' Molotov cocktails.^ The cause of the fire is officially unknown, although police sources speculated that an errant round ignited one of the suspects' Molotov cocktails .
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^ One of the SWAT teams, while searching the cafeteria and then the kitchen areas, breached two locked doors by firing several rounds into the lock mechanisms.

.Others suspect that the repeated use of tear gas grenades, which function by burning chemicals at high temperatures, started the structure fire.^ Others suspect that the repeated use of tear gas grenades, which function by burning chemicals at high temperatures, started the structure fire.
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^ Negotiations were opened with the barricaded suspects on numerous occasions, both prior to and after the introduction of tear gas.
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^ In addition, the player has a large choice of suppression weapons like gas grenades, stingers (grenades that fire rubber balls to inflict pain) and flashbangs.
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.All six of the suspects suffered multiple gunshot wounds and perished in the ensuing blaze.^ All six of the suspects suffered multiple gunshot wounds and perished in the ensuing blaze.
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U.S. Air Force 37th Training Wing's Emergency Services Team use a team lift technique to enter a target building during training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, USA.
.By the time of the SLA shoot-out, SWAT teams had reorganized into six 10-man teams, each team consisting of two five-man units, called elements.^ Players are divided into two teams, SWAT and Suspects.
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^ By the time of the SLA shoot-out, SWAT teams had reorganized into six 10-man teams, each team consisting of two five-man units, called elements.
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^ The bomb squad was called out earlier and at 1:45 p.m., the SWAT Team from downtown was deployed to the scene, according to the LAPD. An armored personal vehicle, which is used when a suspect may have heavier weaponry, was also deployed to the front of the car.
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.An element consisted of an element leader, two assaulters, a scout, and a rear-guard.^ An element consisted of an element leader, two assaulters, a scout, and a rear-guard.
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^ By the time of the SLA shoot-out, SWAT teams had reorganized into six 10-man teams, each team consisting of two five-man units, called elements.
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.The normal complement of weapons was a sniper rifle (apparently a .243-caliber bolt-action, judging from the ordnance expended by officers at the shootout), two .223-caliber semi-automatic rifles, and two shotguns.^ The normal complement of weapons was a sniper rifle (apparently a .243-caliber bolt-action , judging from the ordnance expended by officers at the shootout), two .223-caliber semi-automatic rifles , and two shotguns .
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^ In fact it was a change just to have police armed with semi-automatic rifles, at a time when officers were usually issued six-shot revolvers and shotguns.
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^ Many different variants of bolt action rifles are used by SWAT, with a few occasions of the usage of a .50 caliber sniper rifle .
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.SWAT officers also carried their service revolvers in shoulder holsters.^ SWAT officers from the Englewood Department of Safety Services responded by 1:45 p.m.

^ Crenshaw Christian Faith Dome this morning for a very special service for fallen LAPD SWAT Officer Randal Simmons.
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.The normal gear issued them included a first aid kit, gloves, and a gas mask.^ The normal gear issued them included a first aid kit , gloves , and a gas mask .
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.In fact it was a change just to have police armed with semi-automatic rifles, at a time when officers were usually issued six-shot revolvers and shotguns.^ In fact it was a change just to have police armed with semi-automatic rifles, at a time when officers were usually issued six-shot revolvers and shotguns.
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^ Then, you can shoot 1 single shot at a time, burst-shots, and Semi-automatic.
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^ Especially in the early years, there was often fierce resistance to SWAT, just as there was with transitioning from revolver to semi-auto or adopting body armor.
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.The encounter with the heavily-armed Symbionese Liberation Army, however, sparked a trend towards SWAT teams being issued body armor and automatic weapons of various types.^ There were six to eight heavily armed gunmen in body armor.

^ The encounter with the heavily-armed Symbionese Liberation Army , however, sparked a trend towards SWAT teams being issued body armor and fully automatic weapons of various types.
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^ Especially in the early years, there was often fierce resistance to SWAT, just as there was with transitioning from revolver to semi-auto or adopting body armor.
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.The Columbine High School massacre in Colorado on April 20, 1999 was another seminal event in SWAT tactics and police response.^ The Columbine High School massacre on April 20 , 1999 was another seminal event in SWAT tactics and police response.
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^ That team was paged for a full SWAT response to Columbine High School at 4 p.m.

^ The problems of delayed police response at the 1999 Columbine High School massacre has led to changes in police response , mainly rapid deployment of line officers to deal with an active shooter , rather than setting up a perimeter and waiting for SWAT to arrive.
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As noted in an article in the Christian Science Monitor, "Instead of being taught to wait for the SWAT team to arrive, street officers are receiving the training and weaponry to take immediate action during incidents that clearly involve suspects' use of deadly force."[6]
.The article further reported that street officers were increasingly being armed with rifles, and issued heavy body armor and ballistic helmets, items traditionally associated with SWAT units.^ As noted in an article in the Christian Science Monitor , “Instead of being taught to wait for the SWAT team to arrive, street officers are receiving the training and weaponry to take immediate action during incidents that clearly involve suspects' use of deadly force.” The article further reported that street officers were increasingly being armed with rifles, and issued heavy body armor and ballistic helmets, items traditionally associated with SWAT units.
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^ Well-funded SWAT units may also employ ARV's, (Armored Rescue Vehicle ) for insertion, maneuvering, or during tactical operations such as the rescue of civilians/officers pinned down by gunfire.
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^ Especially in the early years, there was often fierce resistance to SWAT, just as there was with transitioning from revolver to semi-auto or adopting body armor.
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.The idea is to train and equip street officers to make a rapid response to so-called active-shooter situations.^ The idea is to train and equip street officers to make a rapid response to so-called active-shooter situations.
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^ John Nelson was the officer who came up with the idea to form a specially trained and equipped unit in the LAPD, intended to respond to and manage critical situations involving shootings while minimizing police casualties.
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^ The relative infrequency of SWAT call-outs means these expensively-trained and equipped officers cannot be left to sit around, waiting for an emergency.
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In these situations, it was no longer acceptable to simply set up a perimeter and wait for SWAT.
.As an example, in the policy and procedure manual of the Minneapolis, Minnesota, Police Department, it is stated, "MPD personnel shall remain cognizant of the fact that in many active shooter incidents, innocent lives are lost within the first few minutes of the incident.^ In these situations, it was no longer acceptable to simply set up a perimeter and wait for SWAT. As an example, in the policy and procedure manual of the Minneapolis , Minnesota , Police Department, it is stated, "MPD personnel shall remain cognizant of the fact that in many active shooter incidents, innocent lives are lost within the first few minutes of the incident.
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^ Depending on the department's policy, officers generally have to serve a minimum tenure within the department before being able to apply for a specialist section such as SWAT. This tenure requirement is based on the fact that SWAT officers are still law enforcement officers and must have a thorough knowledge of department policies and procedures.
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^ The Tulsa Police Department's SOT (Special Operations Team) uses an Alvis Saracen , a British-built armoured personnel carrier .
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.In some situations, this dictates the need to rapidly assess the situation and act quickly in order to save lives."^ In some situations, this dictates the need to rapidly assess the situation and act quickly in order to save lives."
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^ In order to prepare a police dog for SWAT, the dog and handler need to be exposed to as many different situations as possible.
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.With this shift in police response, SWAT units remain in demand for their traditional roles as hostage rescue, counter-terrorist operations, and serving high-risk warrants.^ With this shift in police response, SWAT units remain in demand for their traditional roles as hostage rescue, counter-terrorist operations, and serving high-risk warrants.
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^ Well-funded SWAT units may also employ ARV's, (Armored Rescue Vehicle ) for insertion, maneuvering, or during tactical operations such as the rescue of civilians/officers pinned down by gunfire.
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^ It is trained to perform high-risk operations that fall outside of the abilities of regular patrol officers, including serving high-risk arrest warrants , hostage rescue, counter-terrorism , and engaging heavily-armed criminals.
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Organization

.The relative infrequency of SWAT call-outs means these expensively-trained and equipped officers cannot be left to sit around, waiting for an emergency.^ The relative infrequency of SWAT call-outs means these expensively-trained and equipped officers cannot be left to sit around, waiting for an emergency.
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^ Go figure, the Cops calling SWAT because the guy wanted to be left alone!
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^ Do swat teams sit around and play cards….until there needed ???
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.In many departments the officers are normally deployed to regular duties, but are available for SWAT calls via pagers, mobile phones or radio transceivers.^ In many departments the officers are normally deployed to regular duties (such as the Manteca Police Department in California), but are available for SWAT calls via pagers, mobile phones or radio transceivers.
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^ The relative infrequency of SWAT call-outs means these expensively-trained and equipped officers cannot be left to sit around, waiting for an emergency.
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^ Vincent DiManna, SWAT commander for the Denver Police Department, also arrived at the school in response to the call for assistance.

.Even in the larger police agencies, such as the Los Angeles PD, SWAT personnel would normally be seen in crime suppression roles—specialized and more dangerous than regular patrol, perhaps, but the officers wouldn't be carrying their distinctive armor and weapons.^ Even in the larger police agencies, such as the Los Angeles PD, SWAT personnel would normally be seen in crime suppression roles — specialized and more dangerous than regular patrol, perhaps, but the officers wouldn’t be carrying their distinctive armor and weapons.
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^ A report issued by the Los Angeles Police Department, following a shootout with the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974, offers one of the few firsthand accounts by the department regarding SWAT history, operations, and organization.
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^ SWAT 4 is a first-person tactical shooter, where the player fills in the shoes of an element leader of a Special Weapons and Tactics team, and uses realistic police procedures such as less-lethal force to complete a varied set of realistic missions.
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.By illustration, the LAPD's website shows that in 2003, their SWAT units were activated 255 times,[8] for 133 SWAT calls and 122 times to serve high-risk warrants.^ By illustration, the LAPD’s website shows that in 2003, their SWAT units were activated 255 times , for 133 SWAT calls and 122 times to serve high-risk warrants.
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^ It is trained to perform high-risk operations that fall outside of the abilities of regular patrol officers, including serving high-risk arrest warrants , hostage rescue, counter-terrorism , and engaging heavily-armed criminals.
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^ By having the SWAT members check for solutions to problems before calling me, much frustration and loss of time was eliminated from everyone's schedule.
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.The New York Police Department's Emergency Service Unit is one of the few civilian police special-response units that operate autonomously 24 hours a day.^ Iraqi Police of the 4th Battalion Emergency Response Unit recently completed Special...
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^ A report issued by the Los Angeles Police Department, following a shootout with the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974, offers one of the few firsthand accounts by the department regarding SWAT history, operations, and organization.
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^ One officer then obtained permission to observe Delano Police Department's special weapons and tactics in action, and afterwards took what he'd learned back to Los Angeles where his knowledge was used and expanded on to form their first SWAT unit.
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.However, this unit also provides a wide range of services, including search and rescue functions, and vehicle extraction, normally handled by fire departments or other agencies.^ However, this unit also provides a wide range of services, including search and rescue functions, and vehicle extraction, normally handled by fire departments or other agencies.
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^ To avoid detection by suspects during insertion in urban environments, SWAT units may also use modified buses , vans, trucks, or other seemingly normal vehicles.
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^ The unit also was assigned to provide security for paramedics responding to the library and to escort fire personnel searching for the fire alarm panel in the cafeteria area.

.The need to summon widely-dispersed personnel, then equip and brief them, makes for a long lag between the initial emergency and actual SWAT deployment on the ground.^ The need to summon widely-dispersed personnel, then equip and brief them, makes for a long lag between the initial emergency and actual SWAT deployment on the ground.
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^ The relative infrequency of SWAT call-outs means these expensively-trained and equipped officers cannot be left to sit around, waiting for an emergency.
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^ Actually, about two years ago, we didn't have a technology lab or SWAT. If something was wrong with a computer, we would need somebody to come in.
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.The problems of delayed police response at the 1999 Columbine High School shooting has led to changes in police response,[9] mainly rapid deployment of line officers to deal with an active shooter, rather than setting up a perimeter and waiting for SWAT to arrive.^ The Columbine High School massacre on April 20 , 1999 was another seminal event in SWAT tactics and police response.
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^ That team was paged for a full SWAT response to Columbine High School at 4 p.m.

^ The problems of delayed police response at the 1999 Columbine High School massacre has led to changes in police response , mainly rapid deployment of line officers to deal with an active shooter , rather than setting up a perimeter and waiting for SWAT to arrive.
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Training

United States Mint Police Special Response Team
.SWAT officers are selected from volunteers within their law enforcement organization.^ National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America’s law enforcement community.
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^ Beginning and continuing as a volunteer entity within the LAPD, the SWAT team was initially made up of officers who furnished much of their own equipment, including their own firearms.

^ I have been fortunate enough to attend a number of sniper/SWAT related schools both in the Marine Corps and in the civilian law enforcement realm.
  • Operational Tactics - SWAT Training, Sniper Training, Hostage Rescue 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC www.operationaltactics.org [Source type: News]

.Depending on the department's policy, officers generally have to serve a minimum tenure within the department before being able to apply for a specialist section such as SWAT. This tenure requirement is based on the fact that SWAT officers are still law enforcement officers and must have a thorough knowledge of department policies and procedures.^ Depending on the department's policy, officers generally have to serve a minimum tenure within the department before being able to apply for a specialist section such as SWAT. This tenure requirement is based on the fact that SWAT officers are still law enforcement officers and must have a thorough knowledge of department policies and procedures.
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^ SWAT officers are selected from volunteers within their law enforcement organization.
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^ As an elite SWAT officer, you must protect the lives of the innocent throughout 16 intense missions.
  • SWAT 4 (pc) reviews at Metacritic.com 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

.SWAT applicants undergo rigorous selection and training.^ SWAT applicants undergo rigorous selection and training, similar to the training some special operations units in the military receive.
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.Applicants must pass stringent physical agility, written, oral, and psychological testing to ensure they are not only fit enough but also psychologically suited for tactical operations.^ Applicants must pass stringent physical agility, written, oral, and psychological testing to ensure they are not only fit enough but also psychologically suited for tactical operations.
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^ After an officer has been selected, the potential member must undertake and pass numerous specialist courses that will make him or her a fully qualified SWAT operator.
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^ Emphasis is placed on physical fitness so an officer will be able to withstand the rigors of tactical operations.
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.Emphasis is placed on physical fitness so an officer will be able to withstand the rigors of tactical operations.^ Emphasis is placed on physical fitness so an officer will be able to withstand the rigors of tactical operations.
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^ Applicants must pass stringent physical agility, written, oral, and psychological testing to ensure they are not only fit enough but also psychologically suited for tactical operations.
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.After an officer has been selected, the potential member must undertake and pass numerous specialist courses that will make him or her a fully qualified SWAT operator.^ After an officer has been selected, the potential member must undertake and pass numerous specialist courses that will make him or her a fully qualified SWAT operator.
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^ Applicants must pass stringent physical agility, written, oral, and psychological testing to ensure they are not only fit enough but also psychologically suited for tactical operations.
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^ I highly recommend the Operational Tactics National SWAT/Sniper Symposium to all SWAT members and especially team Commanders.
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.Officers are trained in marksmanship for the development of accurate shooting skills.^ Officers are trained in marksmanship for the development of accurate shooting skills.
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.Other training that could be given to potential members includes training in explosives, sniper-training, defensive tactics, first-aid, negotiation, handling K9 units, rappelling and roping techniques and the use of specialized weapons and equipment.^ Other training that could be given to potential members includes training in explosives , sniper-training, defensive tactics, first-aid , negotiation, handling K9 units, abseiling ( rappelling ) and roping techniques and the use of specialized weapons and equipment.
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^ SWAT 4 is a first-person tactical shooter, where the player fills in the shoes of an element leader of a Special Weapons and Tactics team, and uses realistic police procedures such as less-lethal force to complete a varied set of realistic missions.
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^ One officer then obtained permission to observe Delano Police Department's special weapons and tactics in action, and afterwards took what he'd learned back to Los Angeles where his knowledge was used and expanded on to form their first SWAT unit.
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.They may also be trained specifically in the handling and use of special ammunition such as bean bags, flash bang grenades, tasers, and the use of crowd control methods, and special less-than-lethal munitions.^ They may also be trained specifically in the handling and use of special ammunition such as bean bags , flash bang grenades, tasers , and the use of crowd control methods, and special less-than-lethal munitions.
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^ SWAT teams also use many less-lethal munitions and weapons.
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^ SWAT 4 is a first-person tactical shooter, where the player fills in the shoes of an element leader of a Special Weapons and Tactics team, and uses realistic police procedures such as less-lethal force to complete a varied set of realistic missions.
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.Of primary importance is close-quarters defensive tactics training, as this will be the primary mission upon becoming a full-fledged SWAT officer.^ As an elite SWAT officer, you must protect the lives of the innocent throughout 16 intense missions.
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^ The SWAT training was a three-week course consisting of rifle marksmanship, reflexive fire, close quarters battle, cordon and search procedures, sensitive site exploitation and first aid.
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^ At this time we’re allowing SWAT guys to do double duty… as we expand our personnel, we’re hoping to eventually to become a full time SWAT team.
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SWAT equipment

.SWAT teams use equipment designed for a variety of specialist situations including close quarters combat (CQC) in an urban environment.^ Some 30,000 troops are stationed in Swat as well as myriad other forces, including Frontier Corps paramilitaries, police and anti-terrorist specialists.
  • Swat Valley civilians turn to arms as uneasy peace takes hold | World news | The Guardian 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ The SWAT team used the truck as cover as they approached the school.

^ Because of the bomb, the SWAT commander decided to use the fire truck to ram the west doors, providing the team entry into the school.

.The particular pieces of equipment vary from unit to unit, but there are some consistent trends in what they wear and use.^ There was never physical provocation from the gatherers towards the cops, yet they were met with weapons, agents, and devices that are used against insurgents in Iraq.
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^ In Pakistan's combustible Swat Valley, some girls refuse to wear uniforms so they can make it to school without being harmed.
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Weapons

.While a wide variety of weapons are used by SWAT teams, the most common weapons include submachine guns, assault rifles, shotguns, and sniper rifles.^ Today my home was surrounded by Police, FBI, SWAT teams armed with machine guns and even a sniper that set up position in front of the house (not a good sniper since I spotted him right away).

^ I highly recommend the Operational Tactics National SWAT/Sniper Symposium to all SWAT members and especially team Commanders.
  • Operational Tactics - SWAT Training, Sniper Training, Hostage Rescue 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC www.operationaltactics.org [Source type: News]

^ SWAT teams should include a mixture of student ability levels.
  • SWAT Savvy: A Model for Effect Classroom Technology Using Student Experts 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC gse.gmu.edu [Source type: General]

.Tactical aids include K9 Units, flash bang, stinger and tear gas grenades.^ An LAPD sniper killed Garcia as he fled from his family’s house, which caught fire after police fired flash-bang grenades inside to smoke him out.
  • The Official Website of LAPD S.W.A.T Officer Randal (Randy) Simmons 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC www.randysimmonsswat.com [Source type: News]

Semi-automatic pistols are the most popular sidearms. .Examples may include, but are not limited to: M1911 pistol series,[10][11] Sig Sauer series [12][13] (especially the Sig P226[11][13][14] and Sig P229) Beretta 92 series,[13] Glock pistols,[12][15][11][16][17][18] H&K USP series,[13][19] and 5.7x28mm FN Five-seven pistol.^ Tina May 13, 2009 - 11:35am login to post comments Number of newly displaced in Pakistan nears 700,000 UNHCR, May 13 .
  • Swat Offensive | The Agonist 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC agonist.org [Source type: News]

^ Declan Walsh in Peshawar * guardian.co.uk, Monday 11 May 2009 14.43 BST .
  • Swat Offensive | The Agonist 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC agonist.org [Source type: News]

[20]
.Common submachine guns used by SWAT teams include the 9 mm and 10 mm Heckler & Koch MP5,[10][11][12][13][17][18][19] Heckler & Koch UMP,[11] and 5.7x28mm FN P90.^ The SWAT team checked to make sure no suspects were among them and then devised a plan to remove them from the closet in groups of 10.

^ ConspiracyRealist Says: October 18th, 2009 at 10:06 am Great… another SWAT team in another victim disarmament zone.
  • Georgia Tech Forms SWAT Team 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ SWAT teams should include a mixture of student ability levels.
  • SWAT Savvy: A Model for Effect Classroom Technology Using Student Experts 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC gse.gmu.edu [Source type: General]

[21]
.Common shotguns used by SWAT units include the Benelli M1,[17][18][22] Benelli M1014, Remington 870[10][11][14][17] and 1100, Mossberg 500 and 590.^ Report as abusive May 22, 2009 17:22 EDT Myra MacDonald Pakistan, from Swat to Baluchistan via Waziristan .
  • http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/tag/swat/ 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC blogs.reuters.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[13]
Common carbines include the Colt CAR-15 [10][11][16][17] & M4 [11][12][14][19] and H&K G36[18] & HK416. .While affording SWAT teams increased penetration and accuracy at longer ranges, the compact size of these weapons is essential as SWAT units frequently operate in CQB environments.^ I highly recommend the Operational Tactics National SWAT/Sniper Symposium to all SWAT members and especially team Commanders.
  • Operational Tactics - SWAT Training, Sniper Training, Hostage Rescue 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC www.operationaltactics.org [Source type: News]

^ With its hair-splitting accuracy and impressive multi-coated optics, SWAT is ideal for varmint and long-range shooting.

^ Denver SWAT assisted by stationing an increasing number of its officers in place behind the Jefferson County team.

.The Colt M16A2[12][14][19] can be found used by marksmen or SWAT officers when a longer ranged weapon is needed.^ The SWAT officers, now numbering 12, moved alongside the fire truck southbound in the middle of Pierce Street, heading for the school.

^ Officer Randal D. Simmons, Los Angeles Police Department, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, died on February 7, 2008.
  • The Official Website of LAPD S.W.A.T Officer Randal (Randy) Simmons 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC www.randysimmonsswat.com [Source type: News]

[10] The Heckler & Koch G3 series [17] is also common among marksmen or snipers, as well as the M14 rifle and the Remington 700P.[10][12][14][17][18][19] .Many different variants of bolt action rifles are used by SWAT, including limited use of .50 caliber sniper rifles.^ In many ways, SWAT 4 strikes the perfect balance between action, tactics, and challenge .
  • SWAT 4 (pc) reviews at Metacritic.com 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[23]
.To breach doors quickly, battering rams, shotguns, or explosive charges can be used to break the lock or hinges, or even demolish the door frame itself.^ Because of the bomb, the SWAT commander decided to use the fire truck to ram the west doors, providing the team entry into the school.

^ One of the SWAT teams, while searching the cafeteria and then the kitchen areas, breached two locked doors by firing several rounds into the lock mechanisms.

.SWAT teams also use many less-lethal munitions and weapons.^ The SWAT team used the truck as cover as they approached the school.

^ Because of the bomb, the SWAT commander decided to use the fire truck to ram the west doors, providing the team entry into the school.

^ The funding provided for the development of the SWAT team and also for the procurement of more vehicles and equipment for use by GTPD. .
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These include Tasers, pepper spray canisters, shotguns loaded with bean bag rounds, PepperBall guns, Stinger grenades, Flash Bang grenades, and tear gas. PepperBall guns are essentially paint ball markers loaded with balls containing Oleoresin Capsicum ("pepper spray").

Vehicles

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Dallas Police SWAT's Lenco BearCat Armored Rescue Vehicle.
^ The armor-plated vehicle stands more than 12 feet tall and can carry at least three six-member SWAT teams inside or rescue 35 schoolchildren.

Similar Lenco models are also used by larger departments such as the LAPD and NYPD.
.SWAT units may also employ ARVs, (Armored Rescue Vehicle[24]) for insertion, maneuvering, or during tactical operations such as the rescue of civilians/officers pinned down by gunfire.^ Tactical insertion, bulletproof armor?
  • SWAT Team Descends On Screaming Video Game Player 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I highly recommend the Operational Tactics National SWAT/Sniper Symposium to all SWAT members and especially team Commanders.
  • Operational Tactics - SWAT Training, Sniper Training, Hostage Rescue 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC www.operationaltactics.org [Source type: News]

^ The Los Angeles Police Department SWAT Unit will be running from Baker to Vegas on March 14-15, 2009 with their tactical vest, boots and utilities.
  • The Official Website of LAPD S.W.A.T Officer Randal (Randy) Simmons 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC www.randysimmonsswat.com [Source type: News]

Helicopters may be used to provide aerial reconnaissance or even insertion via rappelling or fast-roping. .To avoid detection by suspects during insertion in urban environments, SWAT units may also use modified buses, vans, trucks, or other seemingly normal vehicles.^ A detachable battering ram at the front of the vehicle promises to smash through suspected drug cartel members reinforced lairs or other structures.

^ The SWAT team used the truck as cover as they approached the school.

^ Because of the bomb, the SWAT commander decided to use the fire truck to ram the west doors, providing the team entry into the school.

.An incident in 1997, the SWAT used a standard armored truck for emergency uses.^ The deputies could see members of the Lakewood SWAT with an armored truck in the south parking lot.

^ The Undersheriff, as chief operations officer, named Walcher the incident commander and authorized the emergency ad hoc SWAT team to immediately enter the school.

^ The SWAT team used the truck as cover as they approached the school.

.Units such as the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Special Response Team (SRT) used a vehicle called a B.E.A.R., made by Lenco Engineering which is a very large armored vehicle with a ladder on top to make entry into the second and third floors of buildings.^ A window, which actually went into the teachers lounge next to the cafeteria, provided Williams' SWAT team entry into the building.

^ While searching the south lot, the team also reported seeing a sign in a second floor window of the school that said, 1 bleeding to death.

^ The SWAT team proceeded cautiously around bomb materials lying on the floor as they worked their way to the second or main floor of the school.

Numerous other agencies such as the LAPD,[25][26] LASD [26] and NYPD use both the B.E.A.R. and the smaller BearCat variant.
.The Tulsa Police Department's SOT (Special Operations Team) uses an Alvis Saracen, a British-built armored personnel carrier.^ The Cobb County police department has refurbished a donated Armored Personnel Carrier for officers to use in SWAT situations.” Apparently, the cops think those on the receiving end of any SWAT operation using this military vehicle are armed to the teeth like the resistance in Iraq or maybe the Taliban in Afghanistan.
  • SWAT // Current 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC current.com [Source type: News]

^ The first of several Littleton Police Department SWAT team members became part of the first team to enter the school on the east side.

^ Additional SWAT teams assisting in the secondary sweep of portions of the school were 12 members from Adams County Sheriffs Office and 12 members from the Commerce City Police Department.

The Saracen was modified to accommodate the needs of the SOT. A Night Sun was mounted on top and a ram was mounted to the front. The Saracen has been used from warrant service to emergency response. .It has enabled team members to move from one point to another safely.^ The other mini-team moved down the south hallway, eventually turning down another hallway and proceeding west.

^ The suspect was later shot and killed by another member of the SWAT team as the standoff continued.
  • The Official Website of LAPD S.W.A.T Officer Randal (Randy) Simmons 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC www.randysimmonsswat.com [Source type: News]

^ Each lock had to be forcibly opened, every locked door had to be entered and each room searched before the team could move on to another classroom.

.The police departments of Killeen and Austin, Texas and Washington, D.C. use the Cadillac Gage Ranger,[14] as does the Florida Highway Patrol.^ The Los Angeles Police Department SWAT Unit will be running from Baker to Vegas on March 14-15, 2009 with their tactical vest, boots and utilities.
  • The Official Website of LAPD S.W.A.T Officer Randal (Randy) Simmons 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC www.randysimmonsswat.com [Source type: News]

[27]
.The Beijing SWAT Team of the People's Republic of China (PRC) uses a specially designed Hummer in addition to other armored vehicles.^ The deputies left Sanders with the paramedic to join the rest of their SWAT team continuing to search the other science room areas.

^ Members of the team currently perform regular patrol duties in addition to maintaining SWAT responsibilities.
  • Georgia Tech Forms SWAT Team 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Officer Simmons was shot and killed as he and other members of the Los Angeles SWAT Team made entry into a home on February 7, 2008.
  • The Official Website of LAPD S.W.A.T Officer Randal (Randy) Simmons 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC www.randysimmonsswat.com [Source type: News]

[citation needed]

Controversies

.The use of SWAT teams in non-emergency situations has been criticized.^ The initial SWAT teams were directed to Leawood Elementary School to meet with the Jefferson County Critical Incident Team investigators.

^ The Undersheriff, as chief operations officer, named Walcher the incident commander and authorized the emergency ad hoc SWAT team to immediately enter the school.

^ The SWAT team used the truck as cover as they approached the school.

[28] .In 2006, two SWAT members served a warrant on Salvatore Culosi, a 37-year old optometrist in the Fair Oaks section of Fairfax County, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C., who was accused of sports gambling; the attempted arrest ended with his accidental death.^ Two Denver SWAT members, Capt.

^ Actually, about two years ago, we didn't have a technology lab or SWAT. If something was wrong with a computer, we would need somebody to come in.
  • SWAT Savvy: A Model for Effect Classroom Technology Using Student Experts 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC gse.gmu.edu [Source type: General]

^ When seven year old Kevin asked John, a.k.a George Washington, how old he was, he stated: .
  • SWAT Savvy: A Model for Effect Classroom Technology Using Student Experts 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC gse.gmu.edu [Source type: General]

[29] .The officer who was responsible, Deval V. Bullock, was suspended for three weeks without pay.^ Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962 , National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
  • The Official Website of LAPD S.W.A.T Officer Randal (Randy) Simmons 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC www.randysimmonsswat.com [Source type: News]

^ The camp's trainees including teenagers were responsible for at least three attacks in recent weeks, an army spokesman said.

[30] One critic is Radley Balko, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute, author of Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America.[31] Other studies include Warrior Cops: The Ominous Growth of Paramilitarism in American Police Departments by Diane Cecilia Weber from the same institute and Militarizing American Police: The Rise and Normalization of Paramilitary Units by Dr. Peter Kraska and his colleague Victor Kappeler, professors of criminal justice at Eastern Kentucky University, who surveyed police departments nationwide and found that their deployment of paramilitary units had grown tenfold since the early 1980s.[citation needed]

See also

References

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  1. (chiefly US, law enforcement) Special weapons and tactics.^ We will not allow law enforcement to use weapons on us without provocation.
    • SWAT // Current 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC current.com [Source type: News]

    ^ SWAT special weapons and tactics .
    • Swat Definition | Definition of Swat at Dictionary.com 16 January 2010 13:25 UTC dictionary.reference.com [Source type: General]

    ^ GameSpy PC: PlanetFargo: There is no 'I' in SWAT Team This week, Fargo breaks out the special weapons and tactics with some very special teammates .
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    The area of expertise of police officers trained and equipped to neutralize armed or entrenched criminals.

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