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Tactical Operators/Special Operations/SWAT/CNT

This is a group for all tactical operators/members of special operations units, i.e. SWAT/SRT/CNT, etc. Please remember op sec before posting information.

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Comment by Derrick Kendrew on April 15, 2009 at 2:09pm
Hey all,

Just joined the group. Been cop for 17 years and in the tactical service for over 10 years where I was a breacher , training officer and a team medic at one point. I was a founding member of the team and just recently switched to an adjacent department which is in the begining phases of estblishing a team. I hope to talk to you all soon.

Be safe.
Derrick
Comment by RJ on April 21, 2009 at 1:52pm
Hi All, New to the group and look forward to many great discussions. I have been in LE for 20+ years and currently assigned as a Sgt with 25 Deputies under me. I have been on the tac team many years and have worked all the positions. I look forward to talking with my brothers and sisters. Everyone stay safe.
Comment by Brian Foy on April 21, 2009 at 5:56pm
Hello to the group, I guess I am the newest member and looking forward to the discussions posted. I am retired out of the Marines where I spent 85% in the Reconnaissance community, I have been out and teaching for private companies , Department of State and currently the US Coast Guard, i also teach a Tactical Medic course so I hope to add to the group.
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Comment by Brian Foy on April 23, 2009 at 11:15am
I would like to pose a question to all, how much medical training to your team undergo? Or do you have TAC medics assigned to your teams and do they actually go into the hot zone?
Comment by Sherry Bird on April 29, 2009 at 3:07am
Hi everyone, I have been on our Crisis Negotiation Team for about 5 years now. I have been in the department for 11 years although it doesn't seem like it's been that long. I would like to get ideas for training scenarios and stuff like that from other CNT members. I look forward to any suggestions anyone may have.
Comment by Shawn M McIntyre on April 29, 2009 at 10:06am
From what I have seen most of the teams in my area have a paid EMS service stand by in the area. This can be a problem as it may lead to a tip off and or a wait as your request is last minute and they need to dispatch a ems unit. Then there is the communication problem from a team to command to ems unit dispatch. The team that I am on we have a tact-medic on every ops. First he/she needs to be on the team as a member for at least a year and have approval to go to school to complete a ems course. The other thing we did was have every member take cpr and standard first aid class and pass. They must maintain this also. As the only medic on the team it makes for some long call outs.
Comment by Brian Foy on April 29, 2009 at 5:47pm
Thanks for the info, has your team looked into a TCCC course or operators program, it is more advanced than basic CPR, Life saving but no so advanced that the general operator cannot walk away feeling lost. Good to see your team has a plan though, I read this and understand that your medics are sworn officers first?
Comment by Robbie Rudder on April 29, 2009 at 5:57pm
Brian, on our team, we have our FD EMT/Paramedics as our medics. They went through a certified Tactical Medic course. The benefit of this is they are on scene with us, although not making entry until/unless they are called for and the scene is secure. Another benefit is they know what we are doing and are going to do, as the course they attended gave them a working knowledge of SRT/SWAT tactics and they come to all of our training cycles. We've put them to good use on several occasions, and I can tell you, it really pays off having them right there with us. One of our medics is currently attending a course for firefighters to become a certified peace officer, and another is planning on going. It's working well for us.
Comment by Brian Foy on April 29, 2009 at 6:38pm
Great, can I ask if you know, do they run under a seperate Tactical protocol or through the general EMS? Also are they allowed to be armed? Would your team ever consider them being able to come into the hot zone with you if for some chance you had to clear a large structure. Thanks again for the imput.

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