Do swat team members stop doing normal police work and become full time range queens?

So as a police officer, If you become a member of a swat team, do you stop being a regular policeman ? do you get to stop doing normal work and become a full time range queen except for the 1/2 times a month youre called out?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it depends on the police precinct. if it's understaffed for example, you are also a regular police. in europe you are full time range queen, since you are rarely called out.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >do you get to stop doing normal work and become a full time range queen except for the 1/2 times a month youre called out?
    Only if you're part of a very big department that can afford that sort of luxury, and often enough not even then. Vast, vast majority of times you're keeping your dayjob. At least in the US, no idea how anyone else does it.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it means you're a regular police officer with an extra bag of shit in your car and the keys to your department's Iraq war surplus MRAP.

    oh, and don't forget an ex-wife who got the kids and a new girlfriend you only hit occasionally nowadays because you've been working on yourself 🙂

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      my ex's dad to a fricking T

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Short answer no
    Long answer is depending on where you are, sometimes. SWAT, going by whatever name the program has in your locality, is more like a pool of qualified officers. When necessary, they call up officers from that pool. SRTs can be fiercely competitive and that range queening is your once monthly chance to get on service or get put on the bench. Some are multijurisdictional and your program might not be under your precinct, meaning there's a lot more work than 1-2 calls a month. Hell, even suburbs and ruralities have more than 1-2 domestics that go barricaded a month. SWAT guys get a lot of calls, not always a lot of action. Some places, for any number of reasons, have a dedicated unit where all those guys do is armed response, but unless it's some uber rich sheriff running a larp club those teams usually exist to fill a pressing need for mfers with guns, and not to just range queen.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Large departments have dedicated SWAT.

    Small to medium departments don't have dedicated teams. I worked for Sheriff's dept that had about 150 officers. I was on the SWAT team, boat patrol and accident investigation team simultaneously. 95 percent of the time I did regular patrol unless a major incident happened. I always kept my SWAT and dive gear in the back of my patrol car.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >do you get to stop doing normal work and become a full time range queen except for the 1/2 times a month youre called out?

    That’s the dream, but actually full time teams can end up being spread very thin. In a high population area you can find yourself having constant work. These teams are not just responding to issues they are proactive. They provide tactical support and options to other units operations within their department and to other agencies operations including federal.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hijacking this thread for a moment: any LEOs that can help me out here?
    Im EMT and Firefighter certified, but theres no FDs in my area and i feel like i may wanna join PD instead anyways.
    1: does having my EMT cert help?
    2: will they think less of me for deviating from my original path despite already being certified FF
    3: if i get on with a PD, how do i get on a SWAT team or maybe gang / drug / rapid response unit? And how long does it take?

    I dont wanna give tickets to grandmas. I wanna shoot Black folk and hispanics that are ruining my community

    Oh and question 4: Can they see my posts by tracking IP or some shit during the interview process? Will they hook me up to a polygraph and ask if im racist? If so, i wont even bother

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      *no hiring FDs in my area

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      1. Makes no difference.
      2. Nobody cares.
      3. It takes several years and you have to be good at everything else first (this includes writing tickets)
      4. Yes. Many departments require applicants to give them access to their social media. They will do an extensive background check that includes a psychological evaluation.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What happens when the applicant provides social media accounts which are suspiciously empty but that's because the applicant just doesn't use social media?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Boom. Loner spotted, you're donezo and they usually red flag you for firearms confiscation and future gangstalking.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yep.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You sound like someone that needs to be filtered from public service, and it's nice that you're thinking of doing it yourself. To answer your question, quite a while. Departments have their own forms of hazing and you will be low man on the totem pole for a time. There's no polygraph of anything like that, but instead you'll face a whole bunch of shit tests from the local office culture.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Polygraph exams are dependent on the state you're in. Every full time law enforcement or fire department agency in NY requires one. Even though NY doesn't allow the results of a lie detector in a court of law as evidence.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      1. Does nothing significant, you might get a "That's pretty good" but in reality it's just another penny in your bank account
      2. No, there's people who are joining from all kinds of career paths
      3. SWAT likes their best dudes and so long as you keep your nose clean and record clear you should have a good chance after 3 or so years depending on how many people you're qualifying against
      4. So long as you haven't said anything along the lines of "I'm only joining so I can secretly sell crack" on any public, non-anonymous social media sites you're good, even if they do find out your IP has posted on PrepHole, you can deny it as there's no hard evidence you posted that.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >So long as you haven't said anything along the lines of "I'm only joining so I can secretly sell crack" on any public, non-anonymous social media sites you're good
        I am not an expert on this at all but I imagine part of it (in addition to not wanting crack dealers) is they don't want someone embarrassing them or the media finding the cop who is doing the racisms online and then protests starting.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        ISP's assign IPs to clients based on pools. They can call up the ISP and ask which client was using X IP at Y time frame. They can also know who you are based on browser fingerprinting.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Only in the largest agencies and those teams normally run high risk warrants (known violent nigs and gangbangers) as actual swat callouts for real situations aren't an everyday situation even in big shitty cities

    For smaller agencies and places at beat they practice more than non team cops and get a small stipend (not worth it to live life on call)

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    In Australia our special cops are different in every state, in Victoria we have the Police Special Operations Group (SOG). They only train and do callouts, no normal cop work.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Work at an state agency, I was on SRT for two years. All I did was work out, train, do gear queer shit and occasionally go to an barricaded suspects call or fake bomb threat. Lot's of training for various scenarios, we didn't have to fill in for patrol duties at all even though the agency is always critically short of troopers. Highlight of my time in the unit was sending an EOD bot into the suspects room only for him to destroy it with an baseball bat, then we spent another 30 minutes circlejerking outside before going in and slotting him while he was hiding under an mattress.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Im 47 yers old can i become a cop & join SWAT

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Technically, yea. There's alot of old heads in the SWAT.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No he can't. 35 is the max age to become a cop in most states.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >35
          It severely depends on the department. Some departments have no age limit and anybody can join.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It's all dependent on the state/country you are in, not the individual department.

            You can't just become a cop at 47. If you were already a cop then you could be SWAT if you passed all the tests.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Here in texas there is no age limit.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          No, its not. Most police forces in the states only care if you can pass their physical test. Age, condition or sickness matters not if you're able to do your job.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It literally is. Being a police officer is a civil service position regulated by your state civil service laws. Some states have an age limit and others don't, but the majority of states cap it at 35.

            Here in texas there is no age limit.

            Texas doesn't have an age limit but many other states do.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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    If you dont like hispanics then youre not going to like leo

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I did 15 years on swat. Go get real training elsewhere. You can no longer serve on a Swat team with morals, ethics and a sincere respect for US constitutional rights and law. You are a policy enforcers for statist thugs and tyrants.
    Get training. The only value I got from it was training. The occasional hostage rescue was worth it. Overall it’s 90% barricaded suicidal drunk morons who end up shooting themselves.

    It’s
    Not
    Worth
    It

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >respect for constitutional rights and laws
      Anon, police forces always work with the state or local cities. Their job is to enforce the laws given by the city, state or federal government. It has always been this way and the only exception to this are corrupt cops who don't give a shit about enforcing the laws.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Small departments - SWAT is just a sidegig for select members of patrol. You'll get some training every now and then and then do some stuff when the need arises.

    Big departments - SWAT is a fulltime gig. If you're not responding/executing a warrant you're training.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
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    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

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