SLCPD Completes Week Long Testing for SWAT Positions, Welcomes Brazilian Officers (Video)

The Salt Lake City Police Department conducts a one-week course for filling positions in its Special Weapons and Tactics responders teams. Here, their obstacle course evaluations were being done on the first day of the class in the pre-dawn hours of April 27, 2014.

Several candidates from state police agencies in Brazil were invited to participate, in anticipation of Brazil’s hosting the FIFA World Cup competition and the Olympic games in 2016. Of note in this video is how the candidates are first put through the obstacle course individually, and often with much difficulty. Later this same day, (in daylight) they do it as a team to emphasize their reliance on one another in stressful situations. The last part of this interview is in Portuguese, without subtitles.

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