S.W.A.T. Training

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S.W.A.T. Training

The TRSS S.W.A.T. Team train for and prepare to provide a tactical resolution to a variety of high-risk situations. Ultimately, S.W.A.T. must be prepared to use their training, equipment and expertise to be in the front-line with an armed suspect(s). There are no second chances, and very limited time to act. How then do we prepare ourselves to think on our feet, make quick decisions, and have the winning mindset?

TRSS S.W.A.T. Team undergo intense stress training to fully prepare them for such combat missions.

This training is conducted at a shooting range where the trainee is put into a very high-pressure situation. These high stress levels allow the trainee to feel what combat in the field would be like and teaches them to be calm and follow protocol. This high-pressure training is carried out by a fully trained officer and involves the following:

  • creating pressure around the trainee by standing very close to him, shoving him around, makes noises, shooting at a close range, kicking up dust and creating any distraction around the trainee.
  • The trainer loads the trainee's gun with 10 live rounds including 7 dummy rounds. Dummy rounds are special rounds that jams a gum on purpose. The trainee does not know where these dummy rounds are which adds to the pressure of what to do in the unexpected situation.
  • Shots fired at the trainee to create a realistic high-risk incident.
Trainees are also put into the `Kill House` to train as a team. The Kill House is a staged area with the layout of a real house where the team undergo training for a house penetration situation. Here, the team is trained to follow the orders of their team leader, walk In Fishtail formation to cover every angle. Fishtail formation is the uniform position of where each team member points their gun. It forms the shape of a Fishtail and is done so to prevent any team member pointing his gun at a fellow team member and possibly shooting them. A bright flash is set off in the Kill House to completely throw off the trainees while in action. This teaches them to keep their focus on the operation at hand.

Hand signals are the most common form of communication during an operation. They are used to communicate in high-risk situations due to distance, safety, or security reasons during drills.

Every team has a team leader. The leader will always assess the situation at hand and give clear orders as a plan of action to their team before any operation is carried out.

Training is a very important process to the TRSS S.W.A.T. Team as this increases the team's physical fitness, improves their firearms training and their knowledge of tactics. We train to keep you safe.

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