NTOA › Forums › Operational Leadership › SWAT Command Decision-Making And Leadership I: SWAT Personnel Recruitment › Should SWAT Teams “recruit” new officers? › Reply To: Should SWAT Teams “recruit” new officers?
I believe that all of your department teams should recruit new officers. To get out in the community as a SWAT officer and recruit new officers is a great tool for gaining recruits. It doesn’t have to be the kick in door method of recruiting, but rather being able to show them what we (you) as a department have to offer. SWAT is a team asset for many departments and if trained correctly and ran right it would be a great tool to use for recruiting new officers.