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FBI
FBI
Special
Special
Weapons and Tactics Teams are specialized tactical teams (SWAT) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI). SWAT
SWAT
agents are specially trained to intervene in high-risk events like hostage and barricade situations.[1] The FBI
FBI
maintains SWAT
SWAT
teams at each of its 56 field offices throughout the country varying in size up to about 42 members.[2][3] In the event of a large scale problem that local law enforcement does not have the resources to handle, FBI
FBI
SWAT
SWAT
teams from the local field office, as well as outside the local region can be dispatched to aid the local authorities.

Contents

1 Roles

1.1 Examples

2 Utilization 3 Enhanced FBI
FBI
SWAT
SWAT
Teams 4 Equipment

4.1 Weapons utilized 4.2 Vehicles utilized

5 References 6 External links

Roles[edit] SWAT
SWAT
teams are considered very versatile and can be used in various types of operations.[1] Examples[edit]

An FBI
FBI
SWAT
SWAT
team conducts an anti hijacking exercise at Keesler Air Force Base

High risk arrests and assaults (armed and dangerous subjects) Hostage rescue Car stops Counterterrorism Maritime Operations Tubular assaults (aircraft, trains, buses, etc.) Stronghold assaults (structures requiring specialized breaching equipment that local law enforcement might not have access to) Fugitive
Fugitive
tracking (in rural environments) Operations in WMD environments Dignitary protection Coordinate multi-location warrant service Site surveys for high visibility events Aircraft Hijackings Specialized sniper operations[2][4][5]

Utilization[edit]

El Paso Field Office SWAT
SWAT
members in a target training exercise

Several factors can determine the use for SWAT. Some of those factors are:

The potential of violence The potential risk to law enforcement and the public The location of the warrant service and case requirements[4][dead link]

Enhanced FBI
FBI
SWAT
SWAT
Teams[edit] A total of nine to fourteen of the larger FBI
FBI
SWAT
SWAT
teams bear the designation of "Enhanced FBI
FBI
SWAT" Teams; they are specially trained to be able to assist the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team
Hostage Rescue Team
if needed.[5] Enhanced FBI
FBI
SWAT
SWAT
teams comprise a larger number of personnel than regular teams, in addition to having access to a more extensive range of tactical equipment and methods. They are also available for worldwide deployment should the need arise, and can assist in military and intelligence special operations.[2][5] Equipment[edit] Weapons utilized[edit]

Atlanta FBI
FBI
SWAT
SWAT
officers performing a door breaching during a training exercise

FBI
FBI
SWAT
SWAT
Teams carry a variety of weapons that are generally found in most other law enforcement and counterterrorist tactical teams. The following are some of the primary weapons of FBI
FBI
SWAT

MP5/10 submachine gun Colt M4 carbine M1911A1 Springfield Professional Custom .45 ACP
.45 ACP
pistol SIG Sauer
SIG Sauer
9 mm, 10mm Remington 870[2] 12 gauge shotgun Remington 700[2] sniper rifle

Vehicles utilized[edit]

Some FBI
FBI
SWAT
SWAT
officers in a vehicle training exercise

The FBI
FBI
SWAT
SWAT
teams use vehicles similar to those that local SWAT
SWAT
teams use, such as:

Specialized vehicles for insertion into tactical situations and for tactical maneuvering while in tricky situations. In addition, if the SWAT
SWAT
officers want to avoid detection, they can use a variety of modified buses, vans, trucks, or other vehicles that seem normal.

References[edit]

^ "Up Close with an FBI
FBI
SWAT
SWAT
Team Agent". FBI. 2008-11-17. Retrieved 2011-01-25.  ^ a b c d e " FBI
FBI
SWAT". Retrieved 4 March 2011.  ^ "FBI". FBI. Archived from the original on January 10, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-09.  ^ a b "Buffalo FBI". Archived from the original on December 21, 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-09.  ^ a b c "Our People and Capabilities". Federal Bureau of Investigation. Archived from the original on 7 October 2010. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to FBI
FBI
Special
Special
Weapons And Tactics.

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FBI
Tactical Operations webpage Up Close with an FBI
FBI
SWAT
SWAT
Team Agent FBI
FBI
SWAT
SWAT
- American Special
Special
Ops

v t e

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Field offices

Atlanta Buffalo Cleveland Tampa

Organization

Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch Human Resources Branch Information and Technology Branch National Security Branch Science and Technology Branch Academy Behavioral Analysis Unit Behavioral Science Unit Communications Exploitation Section Criminal Justice Information Services Division Counterterrorism Division Criminal Investigative Division Crisis Negotiation Unit Critical Incident Response Group FBI
FBI
Police FBI
FBI
Special
Special
Weapons and Tactics Teams (SWAT) Hazardous Devices School Hostage Rescue Team
Hostage Rescue Team
(HRT) Joint Terrorism Task Force Laboratory Division National Academy National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime National Crime Information Center Office of Professional Responsibility Scientific Working Group (Imaging Technology Bloodstain Pattern Analysis) Violent Criminal Apprehension Program

Technology

Airtel Bureaupedia Carnivore Combined DNA Index System
Combined DNA Index System
(CODIS) Computer and Internet Protocol Address Verifier Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System
Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System
(IAFIS) Law Enforcement National Data Exchange
Law Enforcement National Data Exchange
(N-DEx) National Incident-Based Reporting System

Ranks

Deputy Director Special
Special
agent

Methods and activities

Abscam Bridgman Convention COINTELPRO FBI
FBI
method of profiling Rod Blagojevich corruption charges FBI
FBI
Files on Elvis Presley FBI
FBI
Miami shootout FBI
FBI
Silvermaster File FBI
FBI
Special
Special
Advisor Program FBI
FBI
Victims Identification Project Guardian High-Value Interrogation Group Lindbergh kidnapping Ruby Ridge Special
Special
Intelligence Service U.S. v. Scheinberg et al. (10 Cr. 336) Waco siege

Directors1

BoI

Stanley Finch A. Bruce Bielaski William E. Allen William J. Flynn William J. Burns J. Edgar Hoover

FBI

J. Edgar Hoover L. Patrick Gray William Ruckelshaus Clarence M. Kelley James B. Adams William H. Webster John E. Otto William S. Sessions Floyd I. Clarke Louis Freeh Thomas J. Pickard Robert Mueller James Comey Andrew McCabe Christopher A. Wray

People

Harry "Skip" Brandon Sibel Edmonds Mark Felt

"Deep Throat"

Helen Gandy Joseph L. Gormley Wesley Grapp David Icove Peter Strzok Clyde Tolson

Buildings

FBI
FBI
Headquarters Child Abduction and Serial Murder Center

Related

FBI
FBI
portrayal in media G-Man Junior G-Men FBI–Apple encryption dispute FBI
FBI
Law Enforcement Bulletin

1 In order of service. Italics indicate

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