How do I become a SWAT officer?
The Special Weapons And Tactics Team (SWAT), is a specialized unit within Metropolitan Division. All specialized assignments within LAPD are promotions, which require training, experience, and selection through the promotional process.
The entry-level position for those with the goal of becoming a SWAT officer is Police Officer I, Academy training and field probationary period.
Please see www.JoinLAPD.com for more information on hiring and promotions.