Topics

Overview of SWAT Team Operations

Hostage Rescue Tactics

High-Risk Warrant Service Tactics

Armed Barricaded Suspect Tactics


Lessons Learned: Debriefing of a hostage rescue operation where a gunman entered a Chicago Skyscraper and started shooting people as rush hour began. An active shooter became a hostage barricade situation.

Lessons Learned: Debriefing of a 12-hour search for a suspect who shot four police officers, fatally killing one.

Lessons Learned: Debriefing of an ERT operation with an armed barricaded gunman when the Duty Commander shot at a police sniper in a ghillie suit moving into position.

Lessons Learned: Debriefing of a hostage rescue operation involving a father that ultimately killed his child and then himself.

Lessons Learned: Debriefing of a tactical operation where a suspect burned down his parent's house, and held the fire department and police at bay with a rifle and shotgun all night in freezing weather.

Lessons Learned: Debriefing of a hostage rescue operation where a deranged ex-con repeatedly threatened to kill his mother and brother. The incident occurred in a second story apartment where the use of explosive breaching and porting provided the needed edge to the team.

Lessons Learned: Debriefing of a two barricaded incidents (one in a residential neighborhood and one involving a gunman in a vehicle) where the outcome was significantly influenced by the use of armored vehicles.

All debriefings will be conducted by tactical personnel directly involved with the incidents.