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11th May '17 8:47:35 PM dlchen145
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* BritishCoppers have these as well, easily recognisable because they're the ''only'' uniformed police who openly carry firearms (Officers of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary[[note]]who guard Britain's Nuclear reactors - Britain' [[UsefulNotes/UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm nuclear weapons]] are guarded by the Miltiary, rather than Civlian, police[[/note]] or Protection Command[[note]]whose remit is the protection of senior politicians, members of the Royal Family, and Diplomats[[/note]] may also carry weapons, but you're pretty unlikely to see one in your day-to-day life). The Metropolitan Police's Specialist Crime and Operations Specialist Firearms Command, [=SCO19=] (Previously known as S019 or C019) is probably the most famous, thanks to BritainIsOnlyLondon. Of about 130,000 police officers in the United Kingdom, only about 6,600 are Authorised Firearms Officers, and Specialist Firearms Officers who train on SWAT-type tactics are even rarer - London only has about 70.

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* BritishCoppers have these as well, easily recognisable because they're the ''only'' uniformed police who openly carry firearms (Officers of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary[[note]]who guard Britain's Nuclear reactors - Britain' [[UsefulNotes/UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm nuclear weapons]] are guarded by the Miltiary, military, rather than Civlian, civilian, police[[/note]] or Protection Command[[note]]whose remit is the protection of senior politicians, members of the Royal Family, and Diplomats[[/note]] may also carry weapons, but you're pretty unlikely to see one in your day-to-day life). The Metropolitan Police's Specialist Crime and Operations Specialist Firearms Command, [=SCO19=] (Previously known as S019 or C019) is probably the most famous, thanks to BritainIsOnlyLondon. Of about 130,000 police officers in the United Kingdom, only about 6,600 are Authorised Firearms Officers, and Specialist Firearms Officers who train on SWAT-type tactics are even rarer - London only has about 70.
23rd Apr '17 9:42:01 AM nombretomado
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* The titular characters of ''SwatKats'' were implied to be this before [[{{Jerkass}} Commander Feral]] kicked them out of the Enforcers and [[ReassignedToAntarctica demoted them to a salvage yard]]; hence their names as vigilantes. (Indeed, they function as the SWAT equivalent because they're the ones to beat the villains after the Enforcers have failed; but they typically dress in flight suits, not typical SWAT gear, and tend to use non-lethal weaponry along the lines of AbnormalAmmo, though they ''will'' kill if necessary.)

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* The titular characters of ''SwatKats'' ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'' were implied to be this before [[{{Jerkass}} Commander Feral]] kicked them out of the Enforcers and [[ReassignedToAntarctica demoted them to a salvage yard]]; hence their names as vigilantes. (Indeed, they function as the SWAT equivalent because they're the ones to beat the villains after the Enforcers have failed; but they typically dress in flight suits, not typical SWAT gear, and tend to use non-lethal weaponry along the lines of AbnormalAmmo, though they ''will'' kill if necessary.)
18th Apr '17 12:14:50 PM JackTheHammer
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* Japan's Special Assault Team is featured in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' in the introduction to several characters' story modes foiling an attempted hijacking of an airliner. Naoto's story mode begin with the hijacking, but the SAT members are not actually seen as she isn't actually out on the runway. Aigis's story mode also begins with the hijacking, and it is only in her mode that we actually see the SAT operation as it unfolds. [[PoliceAreUseless They are completely useless compared to the Shadow Operatives.]]

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* Japan's Special Assault Team is featured in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' in the introduction to several characters' story modes foiling an attempted hijacking of an airliner. Naoto's story mode begin with the hijacking, but the SAT members are not actually seen as she isn't actually out on the runway. Aigis's story mode also begins with the hijacking, and it is only in her mode that we actually see the SAT operation as it unfolds. [[PoliceAreUseless They are completely useless compared to the Shadow Operatives.]]
9th Apr '17 9:39:47 AM dmcreif
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* MarvelCinematicUniverse: The Netflix shows make use of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit on several occasions.

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* MarvelCinematicUniverse: ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': The Netflix shows make use of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit on several occasions.



*** With Luke posing problems for the Harlem gangs, [[CorruptPolitician Councilwoman Mariah Dillard]] and [[ArmsDealer Willis "Diamondback" Stryker]] use Mariah's connections to manipulate the NYPD into bulk-purchasing [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells Judas bullets]], with ESU naturally being where they end up. During Diamondback's HostageSituation at Harlem's Paradise, ADA Blake Tower expresses his reservations about this move to Inspector Priscilla Ridley, and wants to stall the possibility of a violent confrontation between Luke Cage and the Judas-armed ESU team because, knowing how Frank Castle caused so much destruction with just regular bullets, he knows it's only a matter of time before these kind of bullets end up on the street and in the hands of criminals.

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*** With Luke posing problems for the Harlem gangs, [[CorruptPolitician Councilwoman Mariah Dillard]] and [[ArmsDealer Willis "Diamondback" Stryker]] use Mariah's connections to manipulate the NYPD into bulk-purchasing [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells Judas bullets]], with ESU naturally being where they end up. During Diamondback's HostageSituation at Harlem's Paradise, ADA Blake Tower expresses his reservations about this move to Inspector Priscilla Ridley, and wants to stall the possibility of a violent confrontation between Luke Cage and the Judas-armed ESU team because, knowing how Frank Castle caused so much destruction with just regular bullets, because he knows it's only a matter of time before these kind of bullets end up on the street and in the hands of criminals. criminals.
** ''Series/IronFist2017'': Once Danny Rand has driven the Hand out of Rand Enterprises, Harold Meachum backstabs him by framing him for the Hand's activities and sends a DEA SWAT team after them. Danny and Colleen overpower the SWAT team and escape. After Danny, Colleen and Ward defeat Harold, Jeri Hogarth gets the assault charges against Danny and Colleen dropped [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney thanks to a generous contribution to the DEA Widows and Children's Fund.]]
4th Feb '17 9:50:32 AM dmcreif
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* MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** ''Series/Daredevil2015'', being set in New York City, does make use of the NYPD ESU teams very liberally.
*** In season 1's "Condemned", a [[DirtyCop corrupt ESU squad]] is shown to be working for Wilson Fisk. And its members are so corrupt that they murder fellow officers who are not on the take, with an ESU sniper gunning down Detective 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 a patrol cop Matt Murdock had left tied up, and then kill off Vladimir.

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* MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** ''Series/Daredevil2015'', being set in New York City, does
MarvelCinematicUniverse: The Netflix shows make use of the NYPD ESU teams very liberally.
Emergency Service Unit on several occasions.
** ''Series/Daredevil2015'':
*** In season 1's "Condemned", a [[DirtyCop corrupt ESU squad]] is shown to be working for Wilson Fisk. And its members are so corrupt that they murder ''murder fellow officers officers'' who are not on the take, with an take. One ESU sniper gunning 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 a rookie patrol cop Matt Murdock had left tied up, and then kill off Vladimir.



*** ESU are shown on scene when Frank Castle is arrested in the cemetery. While he's recovering in the hospital from being tortured by the Kitchen Irish, he's considered a high enough risk prisoner (both to himself and other people) that an entire floor is cordoned off for him and guarded by an ESU squad.

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*** In "Penny and Dime", ESU are shown on scene when Frank Castle is arrested in the cemetery. While he's recovering in the hospital from being tortured by the Kitchen Irish, he's considered a high enough risk prisoner (both to himself and other people) that an entire floor is cordoned off for him and guarded by an ESU squad.



** A big plot point in ''Series/LukeCage2016'' revolves around [[CorruptPolitician Mariah Dillard]] and [[ArmsDealer Willis "Diamondback" Stryker]] manipulating the NYPD into buying [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells Judas bullets]], with ESU naturally being where they end up. During Diamondback's HostageSituation at Harlem's Paradise (which is where the ESU first get the Judas), Blake Tower expresses his reservations about this move to Inspector Ridley, and wants to stall the possibility of a violent confrontation between Luke Cage and the Judas-armed ESU team because he knows it's only a matter of time before these kind of weapons end up in the street. He explicitly invokes [[Series/Daredevil2015 Frank Castle's rampage]].

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** A big plot point in ''Series/LukeCage2016'' revolves around ''Series/LukeCage2016''
***ESU officers are shown escorting Cottonmouth as he's [[PerpWalk perp-walked]] out of his club for killing Misty Knight's partner Rafael Scarfe.
***With Luke posing problems for the Harlem gangs,
[[CorruptPolitician Councilwoman Mariah Dillard]] and [[ArmsDealer Willis "Diamondback" Stryker]] manipulating use Mariah's connections to manipulate the NYPD into buying bulk-purchasing [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells Judas bullets]], with ESU naturally being where they end up. During Diamondback's HostageSituation at Harlem's Paradise (which is where the ESU first get the Judas), Paradise, ADA Blake Tower expresses his reservations about this move to Inspector Priscilla Ridley, and wants to stall the possibility of a violent confrontation between Luke Cage and the Judas-armed ESU team because because, knowing how Frank Castle caused so much destruction with just regular bullets, he knows it's only a matter of time before these kind of weapons bullets end up on the street and in the street. He explicitly invokes [[Series/Daredevil2015 Frank Castle's rampage]].hands of criminals.
24th Jan '17 12:09:39 PM MsChibi
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* On ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' a SWAT team arrests a squirrel for stealing a gas cap from Rocko. They all consist of koalas with [[LiteralMinded fly-swatters.]]
17th Jan '17 1:41:41 PM themisterfree
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* The titular characters of ''SwatKats'' were implied to be this before [[{{Jerkass}} Commander Feral]] kicked them out of the Enforcers and [[ReassignedToAntarctica demoted them to a salvage yard]]; hence their names as vigilantes. (Indeed, they function as the SWAT equivalent because they're the ones to beat the villains after the Enforcers have failed; but they typically dress in flight suits, not typical SWAT gear, and tend to use non-lethal weaponry along the lines of AbnormalAmmo, though they ''will'' kill if necessary.)
17th Jan '17 1:37:17 PM themisterfree
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* ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' (and the source series, ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'') featured a SWAT-themed SuperMode for the entire team; in this mode, they gain armor (including big vests), helmet add-ons (a headset and a targeting/infrared vision device), and large automatic weaponry. They also get the SWAT Megazord, composed of jets and able to turn into a Zord-sized {{BFG}} for containing criminals.
9th Jan '17 1:23:37 AM DeepRed
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* The TV series ''Series/{{SWAT}}'', which the above-mentioned film was based on and was one of the earliest examples on TV. Generally what happens is a crisis goes down that requires SWAT attention, the SWAT team gears up and piles into its infamous "War Wagon", and the criminals give up the second they see SWAT on the scene.



* The TV series ''Series/{{SWAT}}'', which the above-mentioned film was based on. Generally what happens is a crisis goes down that requires SWAT attention, the SWAT team gears up and piles into its infamous "War Wagon", and the criminals give up the second they see SWAT on the scene.
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