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ID
6-509-1378
Name
Special Weapons and Tactics Team Officer
Status
Published
Version
1.4
Updated
1/4/2019 4:49:29 PM
Original Release
06/19/2018
Last Major Release
01/04/2019
Resource Category
Law Enforcement Operations
Primary Core Capability
On-scene Security, Protection and Law Enforcement
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team Officer responds to high-risk incidents as a member of a SWAT Team
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
SWAT Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The SWAT Team Officer: 1. Is a trained and qualified law enforcement officer assigned to a specific agency or regional resource 2. Provides increased law enforcement capabilities to prevent or respond to high-risk incidents 3. Possesses multidisciplinary skills, including firearms, chemical agent, and munitions deployment; tactical movement, entry, and perimeter control; and sniper/observer skills 4. Reports to the SWAT Team Leader
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Law enforcement education and training that provides the core knowledge, skills, proficiency, ability, and minimum requirements for employment as a sworn certified law enforcement officer, with SWAT officer qualifications
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Incident Command System for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. Department-approved basic SWAT training
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Non-probationary status law enforcement officer with two years of experience
Physical/Medical FitnessNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Performs duties under arduous circumstances characterized by working consecutive eight-hour days under physical and emotional stress for sustained periods of time
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Currently functions as a member of a SWAT Team 2. Functions in this position during an operational incident, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every year 3. Is qualified with department-approved SWAT Team weapons systems
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. State, District of Columbia, or U.S. tribal or territory law enforcement officer certification 2. Basic first aid or tactical casualty care plus cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) 3. Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) approved SWAT officer certification
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as security, communications, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
This position typically works 8 hours per shift, is self-sustainable for 72 hours, and is deployable for up to three days
753
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Special Weapons and Tactics Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Special Weapons and Tactics Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Special Weapons and Tactics Team Commander
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017