SPECIAL OPERATIONS TEAM
Operations Team, also known as SWAT, is a unit of officers
highly trained in various weaponry and tactics. SWAT is used
risk situations where the potential for danger is great.
where SWAT is needed are hostage situations, barricaded
and high-risk warrant service.
well trained team concept, combined with special weapons and
tactics, the goal of SWAT is to apprehend dangerous persons
death or injuries to all parties involved. SWAT officers
receive extensive training above that of other police officers
and ongoing training twice a month.
One piece of
SWAT equipment that is recognizable to the public are the
hoods that SWAT members are often seen wearing. These hoods,
or balaclava, are not to conceal the officers' identity, but
is protection for the officers face and neck from tear gas
which is frequently used. There is also a benefit of
intimidation to the offenders to urge surrender.