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  • signal1
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    As a member of a State SWAT team, focus on team work. Being a cop is one thing, but being a member of a tight team that works on the team concept and having such a tight team bond that you trust your team members without question...that's where it is at.

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  • ShantyIrish
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    Originally posted by Sac Law Man View Post
    Spin the words your own way, but tell them the you are aware of what SWAT does and this excites you. Being part of a specialized team is your goal.

    Be prepared to let them know that you understand the impact the assignent will have on your family, and both you and your family are willing to accept this.

    Good Luck
    Well....just don't let on exactly how much it does excite you though....lol

    I couldn't let that one slide, sorry...lol

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  • SRT936
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    Originally posted by M-11 View Post
    Tell them:

    "I hate Sleeping."

    "There is way too much room in my trunk."

    "I need to squat on a fire escape in the rain more often."

    M-11
    Almost choked on my coffee with that one. Nothing like giving the new guys the dirty truth about tactical work...

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  • kw74
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    You can incorporate the NTOA message of saving lives and reducing the potential for violence that might help.

    You might want to also talk about being a part of something more than yourself.

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  • Sac Law Man
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    Spin the words your own way, but tell them the you are aware of what SWAT does and this excites you. Being part of a specialized team is your goal.

    Be prepared to let them know that you understand the impact the assignent will have on your family, and both you and your family are willing to accept this.

    Good Luck

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  • GVBD59
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    Originally posted by ShantyIrish View Post
    "You're a highly motivated officer, you feel you've built a solid foundation on patrol, which you wish to build upon in a team environment."
    That seems like a pretty good answer. Whatever you do don't slam your current assignment. Unless you are applying for a full time SWAT position most SWAT officers work in their primary assignment with SWAT as a collateral. I've heard a ton of stories of people who had various problems in patrol answer oral board questions by saying they would be totally dedicated to their SWAT assignment in spite of their problems with their primary job.

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  • ShantyIrish
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    "You're a highly motivated officer, you feel you've built a solid foundation on patrol, which you wish to build upon in a team environment."

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  • M-11
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    Tell them:

    "I hate Sleeping."

    "There is way too much room in my trunk."

    "I need to squat on a fire escape in the rain more often."

    M-11

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  • fordman318
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    .............
    Last edited by fordman318; 03-29-2010, 12:22 AM.

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  • StudChris
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    You're a cop, trying to get a spot on the SWAT team. You don't need to give them the I dont want to work 8-5 stuff... you're already a cop they know that. You need to tell them why you want to be on their team. Is it because you've always wanted to have a bigger impact on the big situations? Is it because you enjoy the team work and you want to evolve further in your career? Is it because you want to get off the road twice a month to train?

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  • careerchange#2
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    "I chose to surround myself with those who have the drive, desire, and skill set to shine when others would fall."

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  • fordman318
    started a topic Advice on SWAT/SRT

    Advice on SWAT/SRT

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    Last edited by fordman318; 03-29-2010, 12:22 AM.

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