D.T.R.S.’s SWAT Team (Special Weapons and Tactics)
SWAT Officer Jobs
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) officers are specialized D.T.R.S officers trained to handle high-risk operations that can not be handled by an average D.T.R.S. patrol officer.
A SWAT team will be called upon in extreme situations and high-risk cases. Due to the unpredictable nature of his job, a SWAT team member never knows what to expect while on the job. SWAT teams may be called upon to conduct hostage rescue missions, engage with heavily armed criminals, apprehend suspects who have barricaded themselves from the D.T.R.S. patrol officer, serve arrest notices to particularly dangerous suspects on any of our clients properties, provide assistants on drug raids conducted on any of our clients properties, act as additional security at special events, and more.
To deal with the dangers of the job, SWAT teams are equipped with high-tech protective gear and more intense firearms than those usually issues to regular patrol officers. Special tools used by SWAT teams include armored cars, assault rifles, sub-machine guns (AR), night vision gear, body armor and more.
General Requirements and Training
Officers must pay their dues before they can join the ranks of D.T.R.S. SWAT team. Whether at the local, state or federal level, most law enforcement agencies require an officer to serve for a certain number of years before he can even be considered for SWAT training. Officers interested in SWAT who have served the required amount of time and excelled in their work must pass additional tests, including physical training, psychological testing, and written and oral exams. Job performance reviews and background checks are also necessary for SWAT applicants.Those officers who successfully pass these requirements must take a variety of specialized training in order to become a fully qualified SWAT officer. This can include training in sniper skills, explosives knowledge, marksmanship, rappelling and roping techniques, use of tasers and other special weapons, and crowd control methods.