Selection & Training Requirements

Selection Requirements

Each officer must pass a tactical assessment and physical fitness test ... standards that are expected to be maintained and exceeded throughout each member's tenure on the team.

Training Requirements

At a minimum, all officers attend both Basic and Advanced S.W.A.T. training courses. Team leaders, supervisors, and the commander receive additional training in hostage negotiation and command courses.

Officers complete additional training in various areas of specialization including rifle and pistol accuracy, explosive breaching, rappelling (High Angle Assault Team), and sniper/counter sniper tactics.