Title Roles of the Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T) Police Department

 Roles of the Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T) Police Department
The Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T) team is one of the most elite teams in this citys police department. This arm of our law enforcement department is made up of five teams, and each team has a total of five members. In other words, there are twenty five officers who are equipped with the special tactics associated with this arm of the police department. Not only are these officers highly trained, but they are also equipped with some of the most sophisticated tools used to curb disorder in the society. 
This team has been trained to carry out some of the riskiest operations that are beyond the competence of regular police officers. One of the roles that they undertake is that of hostage rescue (OBrien, 2008). Criminals who take hostages are usually dangerous, given that they are barricaded within a structure. To rescue the hostages with minimal or no casualties to either the police officers or the civilians needs special tactics, and these are what S.W.A.T members are equipped with. Terrorists are a threat to the security of our country, a thing that the citys police department has taken seriously. The members of S.W.A.T team are therefore trained in counter-terrorism tactics (Medina, 2009).
There are some arrests that are regarded as high-risk, especially if the suspects are barricaded within a structure or are believed to be heavily armed. These arrests cannot be effectively conducted by the regular police officers. It is the members of S.W.A.T who conduct them, as they are trained to subdue dangerous criminals (OBrien, 2008). Nowadays, criminals-and especially those that operate within the urban areas-are heavily armed. This police department possesses the tactics used in accosting these criminals. Dignitaries are especially favored targets of these criminals. Assassins have been known to operate with sophisticated weaponry and techniques. A specially trained team is required to protect dignitaries against such criminals, and S.W.A.T team is such one arm of the law enforcement that is equipped with the tactics of carrying out this role. 
The major role of S.W.A.T team is to resolve high-risk security situations with minimal casualties (Medina, 2009). Loss of life, injuries to either the police or civilians and damage to property have to be kept to the minimum when resolving such situations. The S.W.A.T team has been trained and equipped with the tactics needed to carry this out.


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