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    Question for LEOs

    What are generally the requirements to be chosen for a SWAT team? What does a department normally look for in potential candidates?
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    Physically fit and able to pass an annual full gear physical.

    Well above average marksmanship and gun handling skills with all weapons platforms. Failure to qualify at a raised minimum of 90% at any time results in removal from the team.

    A review of all previous qualification scores.

    Ability to be a team player.

    Ability to make aound tactical decisions on the fly...

    ...and the most important skill of stroking the SWAT Commanders over inflated ego. (I failed that one).
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    Quote Originally Posted by semperfi.45 View Post
    For my team

    Physically fit and able to pass an annual full gear physical.

    Well above average marksmanship and gun handling skills with all weapons platforms. Failure to qualify at a raised minimum of 90% at any time results in removal from the team.

    A review of all previous qualification scores.

    Ability to be a team player.

    Ability to make aound tactical decisions on the fly...

    ...and the most important skill of stroking the SWAT Commanders over inflated ego. (I failed that one).

    All that plus at least a few years experiance, no disipline problems. Bringing a special particular skill to the board helps too. Everyone thinks they are rambo, but they dont think about the other things that are important to the SWAT's mission.
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