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Randy Pollard
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I think your leadership actions should start before you take any titles. In law enforcement, you are often thrust into situations that you have to get under control before you can report back to supervisors for guidance. When recruiting for SWAT we have to look for those individuals who can easily make those decisions. As operators, you have to be able to take charge of dangerous and dynamic situations without regard for rank structure. You don’t have the option to wait for others to get there and tell you what to do. These are the people we seek out here to become SWAT Operators.
The Title never makes the leader.