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SWAT team

 (swŏt)
n.
A unit within a police force that is trained to deal with situations of unusual danger, especially when requiring aggressive tactics or enhanced firepower, as in rescuing hostages, thwarting terrorist attacks or assassinations, and subduing heavily armed suspects.

[s(pecial) w(eapons) a(nd) t(actics).]
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Noun1.SWAT team - a squad of policemen who have been trained to deal with violent and dangerous situationsSWAT team - a squad of policemen who have been trained to deal with violent and dangerous situations
police squad, squad - a small squad of policemen trained to deal with a particular kind of crime
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Following the North Central Texas regional full-scale exercise in 2013, SWAT teams participated in a survey which identified several training needs.
JEDDAH, Aug 8 (KUNA) -- The suicide bomber who caused a terrorist explosion last Thursday at a mosque reserved for Saudi SWAT teams and other security personnel has been identified as a 21 year old Saudi national, the Saudi Ministry of Interior announced on Saturday.
After New Jersey Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (D) introduced a bill to stiffen the penalties against pranksters who make fake 911 calls to get police and SWAT teams rushing off to phony emergencies, he became a victim of one of those hoaxes.
There is a competition between SWAT teams that happens every couple of years and we participate in it every time.
The city had been in lockdown as SWAT teams, soldiers and armed Mounties combed neighbourhoods and woods in the hunt for Bourque, 24.
London, October 29 ( ANI ): A bundle of cameras, electronic gadgets and LEDs packed into a rubber shell the size of a tennis ball could help fire-fighters or SWAT teams investigate the potentially dangerous environments they are about to enter, it has been claimed.
I had heard of doctors being on SWAT teams so I thought I would try to get involved.
His efforts persuaded the Maryland legislature to pass the country's first law requiring all of the state's police departments to issue a biannual report on how often and for what purpose they use SWAT teams.
Perhaps Officer Duncan is blameless, but there is no getting around the mounting evidence that there is something reckless, if not criminal, in how police SWAT teams are being used.
at San Marcos) and McCarthy (Los Angeles Police Department, retired) describe the basic structure of SWAT teams and discuss the selection of equipment, personnel and training parameters.
Our SWAT teams will be on duty night and day for you.
For example, SWAT teams often have the best tactical equipment available, such as special rifles and handguns with laser/night sites, armored vehicles and aircraft, night vision devices, and camouflaged uniforms and equipment.