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Title: 10 Things for Patrol


1
10 Things for PatrolWhen SWAT is on the way.
  • Presented by the Foothills Special Enforcement
    Team (FSET)

2
First Responder Obligations
  • Its easy to become overwhelmed by events (EOB),
    prioritize what needs to be accomplished first
    based on the circumstances.
  • Active shooter-immediate response
  • Officer/citizen down-requires a rescue plan
  • Hostage Situation-Immediate containment to
    control suspects movement. Formulate a hasty
    rescue plan in case suspect initiates a deadly
    assault on victims.

3
First Responder Obligations
  • As additional resources arrive, set larger
    perimeter.
  • Assign a supervisor to oversee the overall
    effort, who will become Swat's point of contact.
    Ensure they have a solid understanding of what
    the situation is and what goals you are trying to
    achieve.
  • Be mindful that these situations can last many
    hours. Remember to care for the needs of the
    personnel involved.

4
Types of SWAT Responses
  • Barricaded Suspects
  • Hostage Situations
  • High Risk Search Warrants
  • Executive/Witness Protection
  • Events that require an immediate resource of
    tactical personnel.

5
Lesson 1Cover and Concealment
  • Vehicle Positioning- Dont park too close or
    directly in front of the location. Be conscious
    of ingress and egress for quick escape.
  • Cover- Start looking for cover from potential
    rifle/handgun fire. Cover is any object that
    will stop a bullet or at least slow it down,
    protecting your vital areas, and not limiting
    your chance to observe the situation and return
    fire if needed.

6
Lesson 1 (Continued)
  • Example of Cover Brick/stone wall, large tree
    trunks, Engine
  • Example of Concealment Thick hedges, bushes,
    wood, fences, nighttime.

7
Lesson 2Evacuate Potential Hostages/Neighbors
  • Any person that you can safely get out of area,
    do so immediately.
  • The ultimate goal is to isolate the armed
    subject.
  • Create a safety zone for SWAT.
  • If situation is too dangerous, advise citizens to
    stay in their homes until the incident is
    resolved or the police can safely remove.

8
Lesson 3Cover Areas of Escape
  • Good chance the suspects may know SWAT is
    responding.
  • Tactically cover areas of possible escape.
  • Avoid allowing gunman on the move, setting up an
    ambush from a new position.
  • The goal is to contain/isolate the threat.

9
Lesson 4Set up a Perimeter
  • Block off areas with crime scene tape.
  • Stop all pedestrian and traffic flow into the
    area.
  • Perimeter determined by type of incident and
    weapons involved (handgun, long rifle, etc).
  • Outside of perimeter is for CP and for
    neighbors/pedestrians.
  • Inside of tape for SWAT, CNT, and first
    responders until relieved by SWAT.

10
Lesson 5Pick a suitable staging area
  • The staging area is a safe place where SWAT can
    suit up, get together and prepare strategy.
  • Usually place where CP is located.
  • Area should not be too far from the incident, but
    definitely out of the line of sight of the
    incident.
  • If the crook can see you, they can shoot at you.
  • The area should be a place to freely go over
    options and plan tactics in a secure environment
    that is large enough to accommodate personnel,
    vehicles, and resources.

11
Lesson 6Gather Intelligence
  • Talk to friends, family, and neighbors.
  • Try to ascertain if the subject is really armed
    and what type of weapon(s) they have.
  • Gather intelligence (Age, race, clothing,
    home/cellular phone, statements, etc.)
  • Be ready to pass info along to SWAT

12
Lesson 6Gather Intelligence (Continued)
  • Alcohol/Drugs
  • Suicidal
  • Medication/Mental
  • Talk to Family/Friends
  • Layout of Property
  • Floor Plan
  • Dogs

13
Lesson 7Keep Lanes of Traffic Open
  • The first officers on scene should transmit over
    the radio to other responding officers safe areas
    to park.
  • Keep a clear path from the staging area to target
    property.
  • Numerous types of vehicle may be moving into the
    area (Fire Trucks, ARVs, Ambulances)
  • It may be necessary to remove and transport
    injured officers, hostages, or even the suspect.

14
Lesson 8Bring order to Chaos
  • Patrol officers are the ones that must deal with
    all the confusion and chaos at a scene.
  • Keep crowd back and out of the way.
  • SWAT has main task of dealing with the
    barricade/hostage/etc, while attention to any
    distractions is patrols responsibility.
  • Patrols coordination is in dire need to deal
    with various new supervisors, new media, fire
    department/paramedics, and the growing audience
    of bystanders.

15
Lesson 9Know your role
  • When SWAT arrives, brief them as clearly as
    possible.
  • Use radio and let other patrol officers SWAT is
    arriving and what role they are playing.
  • Let SWAT officers where patrol officers are
    positioned.
  • SWAT may call on you to move people back inside
    their homes, out of the line of sight, or to get
    away from their windows.

16
Lesson 9Know your role (Continued)
  • Know your limitations.
  • SWAT has heavy ballistic protection, weaponry,
    chemical agents, breaching equipment, and tactics
    to deal with the situation.
  • This is what SWAT trains for!
  • Once the weapons team arrives, your role changes.
    Your new position will most likely be at the
    perimeter.

17
Lesson 10Use your common sense
  • As the crisis unfolds, usually at breakneck
    speed, take a deep breath and plan your actions
    accordingly.
  • As the situation develops, you are the first one
    to deal with the danger and make the initial
    decisions.
  • To quote General Patton, A good solution applied
    with vigor now is better than a perfect solution
    applied ten minutes later.
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