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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.

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