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What leaders look for in SWAT; Becoming part of the club

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Dear P1 Member,

In this month's SWAT eNews, we're featuring three of our top writer's unique take on a single theme which came to light during a meeting I recently attended with SWAT trainers. A lively debate sprung from a seemingly innocent question: What do you look for in an officer who wants to join your SWAT team?

It became quickly apparent from the conversation that there are as many opinions on that question as there are people to address it, so this month, I asked longtime SWAT veterans Dan Marcou and Dan Danaher, as well as the non-SWAT guy in Tim Dees to kick the idea around. Check out all three columns, and sound off in the comments beneath each.

Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
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Being SWAT
Are you SWAT-ready?
By Dan Marcou, PoliceOne Columnist
It behooves every street officer to be personally SWAT-ready — to be ready to face the unknown risks that may lie behind each door on every call. Making the grade
SWAT Leadership
What leaders look for in SWAT
By Dan Danaher, PoliceOne Contributor
SWAT is a specialized unit and those selected to be members of that unit should be special people who possess extraordinary skills and abilities.
Swat Tips
Becoming part of the SWAT club
By Tim Dees, PoliceOne Columnist
SWAT has been the topic of many TV shows and movies, and it looks exciting and even glamorous. How does one get to be one of these urban commandos?
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