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ID
6-509-1380
Name
Special Weapons and Tactics Team Commander
Status
Published
Version
1.4
Updated
1/4/2019 4:46:47 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 Commander supervises 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 Commander: 1. Is a law enforcement officer and SWAT member of supervisory rank 2. Is responsible for the supervision of an individual SWAT Team 3. Has overall responsibility for SWAT personnel, training, operations, and deployment 4. Is responsible for after action reports 5. Reports to the Operations Section Chief, Incident Commander (IC), or appropriate incident command authority during deployments
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Law enforcement education and training that provides the core knowledge, skills, proficiency, and ability and meets the minimum requirements for employment as a sworn law enforcement officer team leader, with additional training as a SWAT commander
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. ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents 4. ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff – Complex Incidents 5. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 6. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 7. Department-approved basic and advanced SWAT training 8. Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) certified and approved supervisory core curriculum
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Five years of experience in a law enforcement supervisory position 2. Non-probationary SWAT commander status
Physical/Medical FitnessNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Performs duties under arduous circumstances characterized by working consecutive 8-hour days under physical and emotional stress for sustained periods of time
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Functions as a SWAT Team Commander 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. AHJ-approved law enforcement supervisor certification 4. AHJ-approved SWAT commander 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
751
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 Officer
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017