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?
Going to copy a little of the first response here. There is nothing wrong with active team members advertising for the team and reaching out to other officers. This allows for those that may be interested to ask questions and gain knowledge on the team and how they operate. This is especially true for newer employees in the department. As long as the recruiting is to create interest in joining the team and not selecting the people they think they want on the team, like a club instead of a team. When one is given something instead of earning it, there is a possibility of less commitment.