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18th May '18 11:29:28 AM Smeagol17
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* The closest analogue to a SWAT in Russia and the Former Soviet Union is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMSN SOBR]] spetsnaz (formerly known as OMSN) which is under the authority of the National Guard. Like many special purpose police units, they were formed after the Munich Olympics tragedy. Like SWAT, they are rapid response paramilitary police units specializing in high-risk criminal arrests, counter-terrorism and cordoning. Unlike most SWAT teams however, they can be called upon by the Russian authorities to serve in a war zone, with SOBR being called to serve during the war in Chechnya. A former organization was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMON OMON]], an organization that acted as a special police unit with similar duties, but have since been replaced in Russia by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Guard_of_Russia National Guard of Russia (FSVNG RF)]], which has taken over OMON's role, but also takes on a wider scope of duties such as border patrol and security at state facilities.

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* The closest analogue to a SWAT in Russia and the Former Soviet Union is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMSN SOBR]] spetsnaz (formerly known as OMSN) which is under the authority of the National Guard. Like many special purpose police units, they were formed after the Munich Olympics tragedy. Like SWAT, they are rapid response paramilitary police units specializing in high-risk criminal arrests, counter-terrorism and cordoning. Unlike most SWAT teams however, they can be called upon by the Russian authorities to serve in a war zone, with SOBR being called to serve during the war in Chechnya. A former Another organization was is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMON OMON]], an organization that acted acts as a special police unit with similar duties, but have and has since been replaced in Russia by the also merged into [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Guard_of_Russia National Guard of Russia (FSVNG RF)]], which has taken over OMON's role, but also takes on a wider scope of duties such as border patrol and security at state facilities.RF)]].
18th May '18 11:26:46 AM Smeagol17
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* The closest analogue to a SWAT in Russia and the Former Soviet Union is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMSN SOBR]] spetsnaz (formerly known as OMSN) which is under the authority of the National Guard. Like many special purpose police units, they were formed after the Munich Olympics tragedy. Like SWAT, they are rapid response paramilitary police units specializing in high-risk criminal arrests, counter-terrorism and cordoning. Unlike most SWAT teams however, OMSN can be called upon by the Russian authorities to serve in a war zone, with SOBR being called to serve during the war in Chechnya. A former organization was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMON OMON]], an organization that acted as a special police unit with similar duties, but have since been replaced in Russia by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Guard_of_Russia National Guard of Russia (FSVNG RF)]], which has taken over OMON's role, but also takes on a wider scope of duties such as border patrol and security at state facilities.

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* The closest analogue to a SWAT in Russia and the Former Soviet Union is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMSN SOBR]] spetsnaz (formerly known as OMSN) which is under the authority of the National Guard. Like many special purpose police units, they were formed after the Munich Olympics tragedy. Like SWAT, they are rapid response paramilitary police units specializing in high-risk criminal arrests, counter-terrorism and cordoning. Unlike most SWAT teams however, OMSN they can be called upon by the Russian authorities to serve in a war zone, with SOBR being called to serve during the war in Chechnya. A former organization was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMON OMON]], an organization that acted as a special police unit with similar duties, but have since been replaced in Russia by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Guard_of_Russia National Guard of Russia (FSVNG RF)]], which has taken over OMON's role, but also takes on a wider scope of duties such as border patrol and security at state facilities.
18th May '18 11:25:39 AM Smeagol17
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* The closest analogue to a SWAT in Russia and the Former Soviet Union is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMSN OMSN]] spetsnaz (formerly known as SOBR) which is under the authority of the MVD. Like many special purpose police units, they were formed after the Munich Olympics tragedy. Like SWAT, they are rapid response paramilitary police units specializing in high-risk criminal arrests, counter-terrorism and cordoning. Unlike most SWAT teams however, OMSN can be called upon by the Russian authorities to serve in a war zone, with SOBR being called to serve during the war in Chechnya. A former organization was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMON OMON]], an organization that acted as a special police unit with similar duties, but have since been replaced in Russia by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Guard_of_Russia National Guard of Russia (FSVNG RF)]], which has taken over OMON's role, but also takes on a wider scope of duties such as border patrol and security at state facilities.

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* The closest analogue to a SWAT in Russia and the Former Soviet Union is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMSN OMSN]] SOBR]] spetsnaz (formerly known as SOBR) OMSN) which is under the authority of the MVD.National Guard. Like many special purpose police units, they were formed after the Munich Olympics tragedy. Like SWAT, they are rapid response paramilitary police units specializing in high-risk criminal arrests, counter-terrorism and cordoning. Unlike most SWAT teams however, OMSN can be called upon by the Russian authorities to serve in a war zone, with SOBR being called to serve during the war in Chechnya. A former organization was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMON OMON]], an organization that acted as a special police unit with similar duties, but have since been replaced in Russia by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Guard_of_Russia National Guard of Russia (FSVNG RF)]], which has taken over OMON's role, but also takes on a wider scope of duties such as border patrol and security at state facilities.
19th Apr '18 7:32:42 AM Malady
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* In the ''{{Punisher}}'' comics, SWAT's effectiveness varies. they're generally portrayed as reasonably competent, but not ''as'' skilled, experienced, or especially as ruthless and violent as Frank Castle.

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* In the ''{{Punisher}}'' comics, ''ComicBook/Punisher'': SWAT's effectiveness varies. they're generally portrayed as reasonably competent, but not ''as'' skilled, experienced, or especially as ruthless and violent as Frank Castle.
4th Apr '18 7:08:46 AM dmcreif
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** In season 5, Kenneth Dozerman ends up in the tactial unit after the Major Crimes Unit is shut down due to Carcetti's cutbacks.

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** In season 5, Kenneth Dozerman ends up in the tactial tactical unit after the Major Crimes Unit is shut down due to Carcetti's cutbacks.
4th Apr '18 7:07:50 AM dmcreif
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** ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': An ESU team is summoned to Midland Circle in the climax and is responsible for evacuating Misty after her right arm is cut off fighting BAkuto.

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** ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': An ESU team is summoned to Midland Circle in the climax and is responsible for evacuating Misty Knight after her right arm is cut off fighting BAkuto.Bakuto.
4th Apr '18 7:07:24 AM dmcreif
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*** In season 1's "Condemned", an ESU squad is summoned to a hostage situation where Matt Murdock has overpowered a rookie police officer who stumbled upon him and Vladimir in an abandoned building. But this ESU squad is working for Wilson Fisk and have been tasked with murdering several cops at the scene. One ESU sniper guns down Detective Christian Blake (who had become a liability to Fisk) and two other cops (to cover it up), while the team that enters the building stab and kill the police officer Matt overpowered, and then kill off Vladimir.

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*** In season 1's "Condemned", an ESU squad is summoned to a hostage situation where Matt Murdock has overpowered a rookie police officer who stumbled upon him and Vladimir in an abandoned building. But this This ESU squad is working for Wilson Fisk and have been tasked with murdering several cops at the scene. One ESU sniper goes to a nearby rooftop and guns down Detective Christian Blake (who had become a liability to Fisk) and two other cops (to cover it up), while the team that enters the building stab and kill kills the police officer Matt overpowered, and then kill off Vladimir.



*** The season 1 finale sees an FBI SWAT team escorting Fisk under guard to Rikers, until mercs working for Fisk ambush the convoy and try to free him. And then it turns out one of the officers in the truck has been paid off by Fisk.
*** The FBI features a prominent role in season 3, and their SWAT teams come right with them.
** ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': The police detail guarding Trish's hospital room in season 2 gets an ESU team after Jessica's mom kills Detective Costa's partner in the midst of escaping after a failed attempt to kill Trish. Some ESU accompany Costa when they catch up to Jessica at the ferris wheel right after her mom has been killed by Trish.



** ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': An ESU team is summoned to Midland Circle in the climax and is responsible for evacuating Misty after her right arm is cut off.

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** ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': An ESU team is summoned to Midland Circle in the climax and is responsible for evacuating Misty after her right arm is cut off.off fighting BAkuto.
15th Mar '18 5:18:24 AM BreakinBenny
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* SWAT units appear in both ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. In the former, they're little more than a RedshirtArmy who can't stop either Batman or the villains, but in the latter they are actually pretty competent and effective, once [[spoiler: they realize the Joker has switched the hostages and his minions.]]

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* SWAT units appear in both ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. In the former, they're little more than a RedshirtArmy who can't stop either Batman or the villains, but in the latter they are actually pretty competent and effective, once [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they realize the Joker has switched the hostages and his minions.]]



* ''Film/TheRaid'' follows an Indonesian SWAT Team called Detachment 88 going into an apartment building filled to the rafters with the worst thugs in the city. [[spoiler: At the end of the movie, only two D88 cops survive. Out of ''twenty''.]]

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* ''Film/TheRaid'' follows an Indonesian SWAT Team called Detachment 88 going into an apartment building filled to the rafters with the worst thugs in the city. [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the end of the movie, only two D88 cops survive. Out of ''twenty''.]]



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* The ''{{VideoGame/SWAT}}'' installments of the ''VideoGame/PoliceQuest'' games obviously involve this, eventually progressing from a point-and-click adventure game to a top-down tactical simulator to tactical squad-based [[{{VideoGame/SWAT 3}} first-person]] [[{{VideoGame/SWAT 4}} shooters]]. The ''SWAT'' games heavily emphasize the use of proper police procedure: cuff every enemy, collect evidence, report all injured or dead people, always announce your presence and demand surrender before firing, and ''especially'' emphasis on trying to take down suspects alive. The latest game in the series is ''SWAT 4'', made by Creator/IrrationalGames (the team behind ''VideoGame/BioShock'' and ''VideoGame/SystemShock 2'').

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* The ''{{VideoGame/SWAT}}'' installments instalments of the ''VideoGame/PoliceQuest'' games obviously involve this, eventually progressing from a point-and-click adventure game to a top-down tactical simulator to tactical squad-based [[{{VideoGame/SWAT 3}} first-person]] [[{{VideoGame/SWAT 4}} shooters]]. The ''SWAT'' games heavily emphasize the use of proper police procedure: cuff every enemy, collect evidence, report all injured or dead people, always announce your presence and demand surrender before firing, and ''especially'' emphasis on trying to take down suspects alive. The latest game in the series is ''SWAT 4'', made by Creator/IrrationalGames (the team behind ''VideoGame/BioShock'' and ''VideoGame/SystemShock 2'').



* The ''Franchise/MassEffect'' games have a sci-fi equivalent in the form of Citadel Security's Special Response division. Aside from the usual SWAT-style duties, they also serve as the front-line defense of the Citadel if it is attacked. According to the second game, they suffered heavy losses while fighting off the geth incursion in the first game, and in the third, they take a hefty beating when [[spoiler: a major Cerberus force attacks the Citadel in an attempt to assassinate the Council]].

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* The ''Franchise/MassEffect'' games have a sci-fi equivalent in the form of Citadel Security's Special Response division. Aside from the usual SWAT-style duties, they also serve as the front-line defense of the Citadel if it is attacked. According to the second game, they suffered heavy losses while fighting off the geth incursion in the first game, and in the third, they take a hefty beating when [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a major Cerberus force attacks the Citadel in an attempt to assassinate the Council]].



* ''VideoGame/PAYDAYTheHeist'' has the SWAT team as your main enemies since you're a heavily armed robber. The SWAT team come in varying appearances, gear, and tactics. There's also [[EliteMook special SWAT units]] designed to disable you quickly.

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* ''VideoGame/PAYDAYTheHeist'' [[VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}} and its sequel]] has the SWAT team as your main enemies since you're a heavily armed robber. The SWAT team come in varying appearances, gear, and tactics. There's also [[EliteMook special SWAT units]] designed to disable you quickly.



* SWAT teams first came into existence in the 1960s. [[TropeMaker The first SWAT team was a 100-man specialized unit established by the Philadelphia Police Department in 1964]] in response to an alarming increase in bank robberies. The police wanted to be able to react quickly and decisively to bank robberies while they were in progress, by utilizing a large number of specially trained officers who had at their disposal a great amount of firepower. The tactic worked and was later soon to resolve other types of incidents involving heavily-armed criminals.
* SWAT as we currently know them in municipal law enforcement was [[TropeCodifier best refined by the LAPD]]. After the Watts Riots in Los Angeles in 1965, the LAPD began considering tactics it could use when faced with urban unrest, rioting or widespread violence. Daryl Gates, who led the LAPD response to the riots, would later write that police at the time didn't face a single mob, but rather "people attacking from all directions." There was the fear of lone or barricaded gunmen who might outperform police in a shootout, as happened in Austin with Charles Whitman.

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* SWAT teams first came into existence in the 1960s. [[TropeMaker The first SWAT team was a 100-man specialized unit established by the Philadelphia Police Department in 1964]] in response to an alarming increase in bank robberies. The police wanted to be able to react quickly and decisively to bank robberies while they were in progress, by utilizing a large number of specially trained officers who had at their disposal a great amount of firepower. The tactic worked and was later soon to resolve other types of incidents involving heavily-armed criminals.
* SWAT as we currently know them in municipal law enforcement was [[TropeCodifier best refined by the LAPD]]. After the Watts Riots in Los Angeles in 1965, the LAPD began considering tactics it could use when faced with urban unrest, rioting or widespread violence. Daryl Gates, who led the LAPD response to the riots, would later write that police at the time didn't face a single mob, but rather "people attacking from all directions." There was the fear of lone or barricaded gunmen who might outperform police in a shootout, as happened in Austin with Charles Whitman.



** China. Major cities/towns like Beijing and Shanghai have their own SWAT teams under the control of the local Public Security Bureau. [[https://read01.com/M2GRoB.html The following are patches used by PSB SWAT units.]]

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** China. Major cities/towns like Beijing and Shanghai have their own SWAT teams under the control of the local Public Security Bureau. [[https://read01.com/M2GRoB.html The following are patches used by PSB SWAT units.]]



* The closest analogue to a SWAT team in Russia and the Former Soviet Union is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMSN OMSN]] spetsnaz (formerly known as SOBR) which is under the authority of the MVD. Like many special purpose police units, they were formed after the Munich Olympics tragedy. Like SWAT, they are rapid response paramilitary police units specializing in high-risk criminal arrests, counter-terrorism and cordoning. Unlike most SWAT teams however, OMSN can be called upon by the Russian authorities to serve in a war zone, with SOBR being called to serve during the war in Chechnya. A former organization was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMON OMON]], an organization that acted as a special police unit with similar duties, but have since been replaced in Russia by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Guard_of_Russia National Guard of Russia (FSVNG RF)]], which has taken over OMON's role, but also takes on a wider scope of duties such as border patrol and security at state facilities.

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* The closest analogue to a SWAT team in Russia and the Former Soviet Union is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMSN OMSN]] spetsnaz (formerly known as SOBR) which is under the authority of the MVD. Like many special purpose police units, they were formed after the Munich Olympics tragedy. Like SWAT, they are rapid response paramilitary police units specializing in high-risk criminal arrests, counter-terrorism and cordoning. Unlike most SWAT teams however, OMSN can be called upon by the Russian authorities to serve in a war zone, with SOBR being called to serve during the war in Chechnya. A former organization was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMON OMON]], an organization that acted as a special police unit with similar duties, but have since been replaced in Russia by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Guard_of_Russia National Guard of Russia (FSVNG RF)]], which has taken over OMON's role, but also takes on a wider scope of duties such as border patrol and security at state facilities.



** As described above, Australian coppers also have emergency police units from the Federal Police's Specialist Response Group to the Critical Incident Response Team, sort of the halfway point between beat police and proper SWAT. The most famous would arguably be the Sons of God, Victoria's Special Operations Group that is more or less a police {{Expy}} of the SAS or the FBI HRT.

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** As described above, Australian coppers also have emergency police units from the Federal Police's Specialist Response Group to the Critical Incident Response Team, sort of the halfway point between beat police and proper SWAT. The most famous would arguably be the Sons of God, Victoria's Special Operations Group that is more or less a police {{Expy}} {{expy}} of the SAS or the FBI HRT. HRT.



* Japan does not have any units formally called "SWAT," but their closest equivalents would be the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Assault_Team Special Assault Team]] under the National Police Agency. They operate as a mixture of regional/city-based SWAT teams and the FBI's HRT as they're deployed in Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido, Chiba, Kanagawa, Aichi, Fukuouka and Okinawa on a case-by-case basis if the local special police unit need assistance or the [=NPA=] deems it necessary for their intervention. Most of the time in the said places, they act as the city/prefectural SWAT unit.
** Other cities/prefectures have their own special police units to act in the place of the SAT in a local situation. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police has the Special Investigation Team. The Osaka Prefectural Police has the Martial Arts Attack Team. Chiba Prefectural Police has the Assault Response Team. Saitama Prefectural Police has the Special Tactical Section. The Kanagawa Prefectural Police has the Special Investigation Section and the Aomori Prefectural Police has the Technical Special Team with the Hiroshima Prefectural Police has the Hostage Rescue Team.

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* Japan does not have any units formally called "SWAT," but their closest equivalents would be the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Assault_Team Special Assault Team]] under the National Police Agency. They operate as a mixture of regional/city-based SWAT teams SWATs and the FBI's HRT as they're deployed in Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido, Chiba, Kanagawa, Aichi, Fukuouka and Okinawa on a case-by-case basis if the local special police unit need assistance or the [=NPA=] deems it necessary for their intervention. Most of the time in the said places, they act as the city/prefectural SWAT unit.
** Other cities/prefectures have their own special police units to act in the place of the SAT in a local situation. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police has the Special Investigation Team. The Osaka Prefectural Police has the Martial Arts Attack Team. Chiba Prefectural Police has the Assault Response Team. Saitama Prefectural Police has the Special Tactical Section. The Kanagawa Prefectural Police has the Special Investigation Section and the Aomori Prefectural Police has the Technical Special Team with the Hiroshima Prefectural Police has the Hostage Rescue Team.
4th Feb '18 9:01:30 AM nombretomado
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May also be referred to as ESU (Emergency Service Unit) in the many shows about NewYorkCityCops.

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May also be referred to as ESU (Emergency Service Unit) in the many shows about NewYorkCityCops.UsefulNotes/NewYorkCityCops.
29th Jan '18 12:48:08 PM Malady
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', the Child Detection Agency acts as the MonsterWorld equivalent of a SWAT team or a Hazmat team.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', the Child Detection Agency acts as the MonsterWorld HomeOfMonsters equivalent of a SWAT team or a Hazmat team.
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