Swat Team

SWAT is an acronym that means Special Weapons And Tactics. SWAT officers are members of highly trained paramilitary units that tackle situations beyond the capability of conventional police forces.  SWAT teams are called in when an incident presents significant risk to law enforcement officers or the public. These elite professionals use their advanced training in weapons, teamwork and strategy to resolve crises. When not responding to crises, SWAT officers perform more routine duties. SWAT commandos are equipped with AK-47 rifles, MP5 machine guns, Glock 17 or 26 pistols and corner shot devices for enhanced night vision. They are also trained in Krav Maga, a self-defence system developed for the Israel Defense Forces. SWAT commandos are equipped with the latest weapons and security apparatus, and are expected to be ready for action within moments of an alarm being raised.
SWAT officers are trained to resolve numerous crises, including:
  • Hostage situations
  • Counter-terrorism operations
  • Apprehension of armed and barricaded suspects
  • Suicide intervention
  • Warrant service under fire
  • Protection of visiting dignitaries
  • High-risk search and seizure
  • Covert and undercover operations
  • Crowd and riot control
  • Fugitive tracking in rural environments

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