• Police
  • SWAT
Season 1|Episode 2

Introduction to Police Special Operations

As warfare has evolved, many military techniques and technologies have been adapted for use in urban settings by police units around the world. This episode provides viewers with an intimate perspective on what it feels like to be “inside the heads” of special police personnel, and how their use of military-style strategies and equipment allows them to save lives. From riot control in South Africa and the lessons learned from its excesses to Los Angeles Police Chief Robert Gates’s creation of an elite police S.W.A.T team, CQB will showcase how, over the past 30 years, the fight against urban crime has evolved into a military scenario, with both sides using increasingly complex weaponry and tactics.