Crime suppression and crowd and riot control provides perimeter security for high-profile events by countering terrorists operations and stabilizing situations involving high-risk suicidal subject. It also provides assistance on drug raids, arrest warrants, and search warrants. And of course, to stabilize dangerous situations by dealing with violent criminals (such as rapists, serial killers or gangs). With all these, for any personnel without extensive personal training, a police officer cannot be qualified to become a Special Weapon and Tactics (SWAT) team member and is not allowed to perform all the above-mentioned situations that are beyond the capability of the conventional police forces. (Imagine the number of supplements to get ripped to keep their senses sharpened while on training!)
Being in a SWAT team is considered as one of the most elite police jobs in America, where the very first team is organized. The prestige associated with being a SWAT team member somehow resembles to those members of the military’s special forces. Once accepted, a new team member will undergo highly specialized training in weapon use, wearing body armor, and employing special tactics to perform the necessary tasks of a SWAT team member.
Like any other coveted jobs around, the process of being in a SWAT team can also be expensive although the amount of money invested usually translates into excellent job security for the recognized members. And in such rare event that the unit is disbanded, members will always be immediately reassigned.