Westshore Enforcement Bureau

SWAT

Operations Manual

Updated April 2, 2007

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Statement of Purpose Administrative Structure Member Departments Table of Organization Call Out Procedure Physical Fitness Standards WEB SWAT Fitness Standard Firearms Standards Sniper/Observer, Criteria & Standards Guidelines for Search and Arrest Warrants Hostage Situation Barricaded Subject Situation Standard Operating Guidelines for Building Searches Perimeter Deployment Plan VIP Security Special Events Special Operations Functions Filling of Specialized Positions Within WEB SWAT Equipment Team Training Disciplinary Procedures Administrative Procedures Use of Force Use of Force Report Form NFDD (Noise/Flash Diversionary Devices) Chemical Munitions Shock Lock Breaching Armored Vehicle Rescue Canine Unit Medic Unit Chaplain Unit Rules & Regulations County Prosecutors' Office Contacts 3 4 7 8 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 22 25 27 32 33 34 36 37 38 44 45 46 51 54 56 58 61 62 63 73 76 79

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Statement of Purpose
The role of law enforcement in all cases, including riotous activity, insurrection, barricaded subjects, execution of narcotics warrants, arrest of dangerous felons and the rescue of hostages or endangered persons, is the protection of lives and property. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT is a team of specially trained police officers from participating political subdivisions, which will respond to any incident where special weapons and tactics are needed within the member jurisdictions. The unit consists of highly trained personnel with specific skills in the areas of marksmanship, tactical response and containment, deployment of chemical munitions and hostage negotiations. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT is under the direct supervision of a unit Commander and Assistant Commanders with governing authority derived through the Westshore Enforcement Bureau Council of Governments. The purpose and intent of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT is to serve as a specialized, flexible and mobile unit, activated to assist member departments in the containment, de-escalation and ultimate control of all situations beyond the capabilities of today's police officer.

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Administrative Structure Westshore Council of Governments Westshore Chiefs of Police Task Force Commander SWAT Mobile Field Force (Crowd Control Unit) 4 .

Barricade Westshore Chiefs of Police SWAT Commander Assistant Commander Entry Team Leader Marksman Observer Team Leader Perimeter Team Leader Team Physician OIC of Negotiators Entry Teams Marksman Observer Teams Perimeter Teams Negotiation Teams Team Psychiatrist Breaching Teams Canine Teams Tactical Medic 5 .

Warrant Service Westshore Chiefs of Police SWAT Commander Assistant Commander Entry Team Leader Perimeter Team Leader Entry Team Entry Team Perimeter Team Canine Teams Breaching Teams Tactical Medic 6 .

Bay Village Fairview Park Lakewood North Olmsted Rocky River Westlake 7 . 5. 2. 3.MEMBER DEPARTMENTS 1. 6. 4.

Table of Organization Bay Village Police Chief Dave Wright Anthony Fuchs Mike Bourque Team Leader Brian Pelagalli John Guzman Fairview Park Police Chief Pat Nealon Bruce Mihalak Team Leader Tom McGuiggan (Military leave) Ed Manion Justin Brewer 8 .

Lakewood Police Chief Tim Malley Pat Fiorilli Unit Commander Mike Fritsch Team Leader Tom Tindira John Guzik Dave Vet Ted Morley Pat Foye Matt Wintrick North Olmsted Police Chief Wayne Wozniak Bert Flynn Mobile Field Force Team Leader Don Walling Team Leader Bob Dungan Assistant Commander Marksman/Observer T/L Pat Scullin Paul Miller Mark Goodwin 9 .

Rocky River Police Chief Don Wagner Kelly Stillman Team Leader Chad Dennison Ron Flowers Nick Rusinko Greg King Westlake Police Chief Richard Walling Brian Pasti Assistant Commander Kevin Bielozer Team Leader Tim O’Neill Marcel Sorgi Josh Frey Chuck Kalo 10 .

Tactical Paramedics Dan Coyle Team Leader (NOFD) Adam Hudac (NOFD) Keith Swanson (BVFD) David Stump (BVFD) 11 .

the highest-ranking officer on scene will place the request. and prolonged illness.Call Out Procedure It is the philosophy of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT that any member department facing a crisis or planned operation that requires additional manpower and/or equipment may employ the use of the team at any time. This service is available 24 hours a day. This includes. the request should be made with Lakewood Police Department at 216-521-6773. The Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT OIC/Commander or designee will contact each of the member departments OIC and make the appropriate manpower request. If for any reason contact with SWAT OIC/Commander Fiorilli could not be made. home (216) 383-1254 or pager 216-690-0168. work schedule. It is the individual member’s responsibility to notify Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT OIC/Commander or designee of any planned absence from availability. The member department OIC will contact the individual SWAT officer to respond accordingly. Once the request for the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT is received. and then off duty personnel will be notified. team members will respond to the requesting agency's department building or other designated location. injury. but is not limited to the following: vacation. etc. See Special Operations Functions section. Contact will then be made with the SWAT OIC/Commander Patrick Fiorilli of the Lakewood Police Department at cellular telephone 216-701-6171. the appropriate number of SWAT Officers will be determined by the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT OIC/Commander or designee dependent on the specific type of incident. contact should be made through the team commander. If the unit is needed for a planned operation. Every effort will be made to utilize on-duty personnel first. 12 . Assistant Commander Notification procedures will be posted at Lakewood Police Department dispatch by the SWAT OIC/Commander. If Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT is desired. Once the notification is completed.

13 . By the very nature of his/her appointment to a tactical unit. The two mile run. The Cleveland Police Department Outdoor range obstacle course has been selected as the minimum testing standard for the Westshore Enforcement Bureau S. push ups and sit up testing standards were found to be deficient for the physical fitness challenges a tactical team will face.Physical Fitness Standards Due to the physical demands a tactical officer may face during the course of his duties. This standard does not apply to illness or injury cases. This then places an ethical and legal responsibility on the part of unit administrators to insure the capability of each officer selected.W. medics and canine handlers are exempt from all fitness standards and requirements. Tactical Operator. As of January 2004. All fitness testing will be conducted in standard BDU uniform and boots. Negotiators.A. the responsibility exists for the officer to respond to and control the most volatile of police response situations. All other standards will be evaluated during both testing phases. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT adjusted fitness requirements for team membership. The minimum qualification standards will be timed at 7:30 (seven minutes and thirty seconds) Minimum standards for all fitness testing will take place every six months.T. specific criteria should be established to evaluate his/her ability to function in that capacity. which will be dealt with on an individual basis.

• • 2. starting with first and end with last. Every tire must be negotiated. d. Run down driveway to first obstacle (monkey bar) Monkey bars. Start. Inability to complete any obstacle after two unsuccessful attempts will equal a fifteen second (0. Proceed to next obstacle (five foot wall) Climb over the top of the five foot wall Proceed to next obstacle (four foot wall) Climb over the top of the four foot wall Proceed to next obstacle (three foot wall) Crawl under the three foot wall Proceed to next obstacle (Rope Swing) Negotiate Rope Swing. r. b.15) addition to the final time. Time starts. Run to the finish line. Guidelines. All live fire will be conducted wearing hearing and eye protection. j. 1. Failure to complete the obstacle course within the time constraints will disqualify the team member from all other SWAT activations as an entry team participant. Time stops Maximum time allowed. 14 . ending with last. v. Climb over wall. Proceed to next obstacle (A-Frame) Climb to the top of the A-Frame and down other side using the attached ropes.20) addition to the final time.7:30 (seven minutes. Negotiate all balance beams. o. u. Tires. Climb down using rope. p. s. m.WEB SWAT Physical Fitness Standard CPD Obstacle Course • All obstacles must be completed or attempted to completion at least two times prior to proceeding to the next obstacle. Failure to complete the obstacle course within the time constraints will disqualify the team member from warrant service activation as an entry team participant. e. c. starting with first. Qualification a. k. Swing across imaginary mote. Run the gravel driveway to the asphalt. Any round fired onto any section of the target outside of the positive scoring areas on the live fire section will equal a twenty second (0. kneeling and prone. a. n. ALL rungs must be touched. Run to next obstacle (balance beams) Balance beams. The use of barricades will be included in the physical fitness firearms testing. Run up grass hill behind shoot house. t. h. b. landing on opposite side. Disqualified team member(s) are limited to warrant service vehicle driver and limited duties at a warrant service activation as assigned by the Unit Commander or Team Leader. run asphalt to the rear of the shoot house to the start/finish line. climb to top and touch to top. Fire arms testing will include engaging precision targets of clay pigeons. Ten foot wall. Using rope. c. g. b. 6” circular steel or bowling pin sized targets from various shooting positions to include standing. q. 3. Run to firing range Complete pre-arranged course of fire. l. Six foot wall. a. Run to asphalt driveway. c. thirty seconds) Course of fire will be announced prior to the start of the physical fitness testing. f. i.

The safety of citizens and fellow team members mandate that tactical officers maintain a consistent level of capability that supersedes that of the average street officer. Disqualified team member(s) are limited to vehicle driver and limited duties at the command post as assigned by the Unit Commander or Team Leader. It is the philosophy of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT that tactical members may be called upon at any moment to perform at the highest possible level of firearms proficiency. team members must be held to a higher standard than those posed by state mandates or departmental firearms courses.d. No other ammunition is permitted in tactical operations unless authorized by the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Command Staff. The tactical members of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT will be authorized to carry and load ammunition that is approved by the individual member departments command staff only. Timed Stress Course) that will evaluate the tactical officer in the following areas: • • • • • • • • Accuracy Multiple shot capability Failure recovery Tactical reloading Tactical safety Tactical movement Timed stress course Decision making The Timed Stress Course will be prepared by the designated Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT range master and approved by the Unit Commander. that member can be discharged from Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT.e. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT has developed a tactical firearm’s course (i. observation and intelligence gathering and capable of 15 . Any disqualified team member can re-take the obstacle course at any time. To this. Marksman / Observer. Team members that exhibit hot and cold levels of ability will not be considered consistent in performance. 4. The Precision riflemen must have a working knowledge of all aspects of the SWAT mission in addition to being skilled in field craft. The Timed Stress Course will be administered bi-annually during the spring or fall three day SWAT practice. b. Criteria & Standards The Marksman / Observer position represents a critical and sensitive assignment in Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. Protection from costly errors and subsequent liability rests in our ability to set reasonable standards of performance and uniformly enforce those standards. The specific criteria for the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Timed Stress Course of fire will be maintained on file with the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Command Personnel or Firearm’s Staff. If a team member fails to pass the specified course of fire on two (2) consecutive firearms training sessions. Given the propensity of lethal encounters in tactical operations. Re-Qualification a. Successful score of 7:30 or less will qualify the team member to full duty. Firearms Standards Law Enforcement personnel that accept the responsibility of membership in tactical operations must also submit to a higher level of firearms capability.

which will be conducted annually Additional training will be scheduled and are mandated for all Marksman / Observer. The following is description of the authorized ammunition for Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Marksman / Observer: 1. The Marksman / Observer Team Leader will maintain all records pertaining to the sniper team and will oversee any necessary updates. data books. exertion drills. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT operators in this unit will be sent to advance training to upgrade their skills whenever possible. 308 cal. Marksman / Observer Team Leader and active team Marksman / Observer will then evaluate the applicant. the officer must successfully complete at least one basic approved SWAT Sniper school. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Marksman / Observer will be issued match grade and tactical barrier penetration rounds. however.delivering precision fire on selected targets from extended range. Additionally. additional training dates may be added to enhance the riflemen’s ability.500 yards Observation and scenario training Rifle maintenance Marksman / Observer will be required to maintain an issued or individual department owned sniper grade weapon capable of delivering 1 minute of accuracy at 100 yards. Operators selected for this position will receive advanced training that includes: • • • • • • • • Marksmanship principles Cold bore shots. 308 cal. 16 . Due to the technical and demanding nature of the Marksman / Observer assignment. internal and external ballistics Position shooting. must be cleared with the Marksman / Observer Team Leader or his designee. Outside training that conflicts with scheduled training. moving and pop-up targets Shooting through glass and barriers Low light and night fire exercises using night vision equipment Range estimation and target engagement from 25 . These training sessions are normally scheduled monthly. Selection is done upon receipt of a “Letter of Interest” to fill a vacancy or add a position to the Marksman / Observer Team. The Marksman / Observer Team Leader will oversee the sniper’s team training. The Marksman / Observer is a voluntary position that is filled from the ranks of the team’s operators. each Marksman / Observer is required to meet the following standards: • • • • Attend scheduled Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT training sessions. The Command Staff. 2. qualification records and Sniper/Observer evaluations. Federal Gold Match Federal Tactical Load 168 Grain BTHP 165 Grain Prior to being utilized in the capacity of Marksman / Observer. Successfully complete the State of Ohio Scoped Rifle Qualification Course annually Successfully fire the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Monthly Qualification Course and submit their targets to the designated Team Leader or Command Personnel Participate in the advanced training.

3. Second offense to submit targets on time will result in a suspension from sniper related duties for a period of 60 days with a letter to the officer's Chief. 5. Marksman / Observer units will be designated as “Sierra” teams. 2. Failure to submit the targets on time will result in the following action. Marksman / Observer will deploy in two-man teams and maintain their positions until completion of the operation or when relieved. 17 . During tactical operations. The Marksman / Observer Team Leader will assign call signs to each team in accordance with the area in which they are deployed and relay that information to the Command Post.The position of Marksman / Observer carries with it added responsibility and demand on your time. a. b. Suspension form sniper related duties on actual callouts for a period of 30 days. Monthly qualification targets will be submitted to the designated Team Leader or Command Personnel. Letter to the officer's Chief indicating the described action. Third offense will result in removal from the Precision Riflemen assignment. Procedures governing the submission of required monthly targets are hereby set forth as follows: 1. 4. court or other work related function will be considered by Team Leader or Command Personnel. Marksman / Observer are provided with advanced training and are expected to meet a higher level of professional excellence. Due to the critical nature of this assignment. When possible. Failure to submit targets due to Marksman / Observer absence from training due to illness/injury.

etc. If for any reason contact with SWAT OIC/Commander Fiorilli could not be made. and should be made as soon as possible. It is the desire of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT personnel to provide the best possible service to our membership. Investigators will contact. investigators should evaluate the task at hand and determine if it meets one or more of the following criteria: • • • • Barricaded or fortified location Armed or potentially armed suspects Suspects with a propensity for violence Any arrest/search warrant where increased manpower or special equipment requirements exist. Prior to a request for service. Remember. investigators will complete a Threat Assessment for Warrant Service form. investigators will not become involved in the tactical operation. Assistant Commander Notification procedure will be posted at Lakewood Police Department dispatch by the SWAT OIC/Commander. the request should be made with Lakewood Police Department at 216-521-6773. Once the operation is underway. Every effort should be made to provide as much time for preparation as is practical. weapons. This will provide vital information on the type of service. Utilization of tactical personnel will provide a well-trained. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Personnel will maintain site security until relieved. The Threat Assessment for Warrant Service can be found on the World Wide Web at www.webswat. physically superior and better-equipped approach to effecting search and arrest warrants. home 216 383-1254 or pager 216-690-0168. location. Given unusual circumstances and/or a high risk factor. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Command can override this directive. the risk factor increases. and/or meet with Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Command Personnel as soon as possible to review the intelligence and determine if the use of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT is applicable. We will do as much as possible to accommodate your needs. If as an investigator. If criteria are met. Requests for service can be made by contacting SWAT OIC/Commander Patrick Fiorilli of the Lakewood Police Department at cellular telephone 216-701-6171. This service is available 24 hours a day. 18 . suspects. A request for service should have concurrence of the investigator's Chief of Police.Guideline for Search and Arrest Warrants The guidelines that follow are intended to assist investigative personnel in requesting Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT assistance. Once the scene has been rendered secure.org. as the time for planning decreases. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT has mandated a (3) hour maximum on warrant service staging. please contact any member of the Command Staff. you have any questions regarding the use of the team.

water 4. provisions for chase and surveillance vehicles will be provided at every scene. 1.e. Food. When an officer is confronted with a situation in which a potentially armed suspect. Drugs/alcohol 4. with or without hostages. family. In addition. with or without a hostage. structure. the hostage-taker makes demands. 19 . 2. presents an extraordinary danger to the officer who must arrest them and to innocent persons. The travel routes will be predetermined with the hostage-taker and approved by the scene commander to insure the safety of the general public and police personnel. Utilities 6. If. etc. Time 5. a. Weapon and ammunition 3. 1. Negotiable items/Non-negotiable items. has seized or is believed to have seized control of a dwelling. i. c.. immediate steps should be taken to insure the safety of hostages (actual or potential). B. the hostage-taker makes demands. c. Hostages 2. A person who has barricaded themselves against arrest. Cigarettes 3. these items will be considered non-negotiable. In the event the suspect is permitted to go mobile. The suspect should only be allowed to become mobile as a last resort and only to allow police to gain a tactical advantage. or place. during negotiations. Police officer exchange for hostage 2. Permitting the suspect to move presents a danger to the general public and presents a difficult control problem. Prescribed drugs b. Other persons as exchange for hostage. bystanders. Provisions for chase/surveillance vehicles a. friends. The scene commander must approve all requested items. these items will be considered negotiable. Officers involved with a hostage situation will follow the procedures outlined for use in barricaded suspect situations.Hostage Situations A. during negotiations. b. and responding officers. If. the following will be addressed: 1.

Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT philosophy shall dictate the priority of life as follows: a. or threatened to do so. in fact. Lives of suspects/criminals 4. The dispatcher will then monitor communications with the other agencies." Once specific criteria are met. Lives of police/rescue personnel c. 7. it may become necessary for tactical personnel to resolve the incident through the use of lethal force. In the event the situation occurs near a neighboring jurisdiction.1. Due to the ever-changing characteristics of a hostage incident. Command Personnel must establish certain priorities concerning human life if hostage rescue capability is to exist. Whenever possible. It does establish that the lives of hostages and innocent persons will not be put at risk to avoid a deadly force resolution. any team member with the opportunity and capability to resolve the situation with lethal force may. 6. it may not re-occur. reasonable efforts will be made to resolve hostage incidents peacefully and affect the safe release of the hostage(s) and apprehension of the suspect. 2. These priorities are not meant to infer that the life of a suspect is unimportant. 20 . and the opportunity is lost. 5. the dispatcher will notify the police agency of the situation. Lives of hostages and lives of innocent persons in the area b. C. suspect(s) have either injured or killed hostages. citizens. have long supported what has been described as the "open air option. Based upon defined priorities of life and the on-going threat to hostages. Hostage Rescue Policy 1. and law enforcement personnel. utilize that option. Command Personnel cannot fail to respond in the hope that threatened acts won't be carried out. Tactical experts nationwide. Given the dynamics of a hostage situation. as well as the International Chiefs of Police Association and the National Tactical Officers Association. In this case failure to take decisive action may cost the life of a hostage. 3. Often during hostage situations. To effectively manage hostage situations. the window of opportunity for this method of resolution to take place may only exist for a matter of seconds. If the policy and procedures are not in place for action to be immediately taken.

officer's actions are not to be considered a violation of progressive use of force policy. Can it be reasonably verified the suspect is armed or has the potential for killing hostages? If the above criteria are met. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Command Personnel can then issue the “Delta Order” (upon OIC approval). 21 . Does the suspect indicate or state he will kill the hostage(s)? c. The Delta Order advises all personnel the open-air option is in effect and they are not required to obtain additional command authorization to utilize lethal force to resolve the incident.Specific criteria: a. Does the suspect have a hostage? b. If this situation occurs.

C. The objective of all officers will be to neutralize any barricaded suspect situation while minimizing dangers to all persons involved. an attempt must be made to evacuate innocent persons and bystanders in the line of fire and isolate witnesses. 2. 2. E. reasonable force will be used to prevent escape.Barricaded Subject Situations I. II. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT members not responding to the activation will notify Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT base operations. 2. but no closer than the area defined as the outer perimeter. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT base operations will notify all members by pager and/or telephone. Initial Responding Officer's Responsibility A. suspects must be prevented from going mobile. Unnecessary aggression is not authorized. structure or place. immediate steps should be taken to insure the safety of bystanders and responding officers. Control of Scene A. When it is determined the situation cannot be resolved promptly and there is a likelihood of danger or injury to the police or general public. To ensure the public safety. 1. Primary responsibility of the first officers on the scene is to establish an inner perimeter to cut off escape routes and prevent others from entering the area. Personnel are reminded that all reasonable attempts should be made to identify all bystanders being evacuated in case the perpetrator(s) attempt to pretend to be a bystander in an effort to escape. 1. Officers confronted with such a situation must cease immediately to function as individuals and perform as members of an organized and coordinated team. A person who has barricaded him or herself against arrest presents an extraordinary danger to the officers who must arrest them and to innocent people. The Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Response to Resistance/Aggression Policy will guide the actions of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT personnel. The shift commander will establish a command post in the outer perimeter area. D. As soon as possible. When an officer is confronted with a situation in which a potentially armed suspect has seized or is believed to have seized control of a dwelling. an order for a Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT call-up will be issued. An officer may take action to save a life or contain the situation in accordance with the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Response to Resistance/Aggression Policy. The shift commander on duty will be notified as soon as possible and will assume responsibility for the scene upon arrival. Westshore Enforcement 22 . Should Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT personnel be confronted with a suspect who attempts to escape or break outside of the containment perimeter. Additional responding officers should be directed to assume positions on the outer perimeter. B. 1.

The team leader. B. but may re-focus his attention to his duties as overall shift commander for the entire city. NOTE: The scene commander has the overall authority and responsibility. evacuation of the injured should be made immediately in a safe manner as soon as it can safely be arranged. however.) present at the incident. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Responsibility A. any Assistant Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander will remain in command and act as the SWAT Commander.I. In the event injuries have already been sustained. D. C. The negotiators will attempt to communicate with the suspect and will keep the Scene Commander/ Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander advised of any developments. 1. is responsible for directing and coordinating the tactical team. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT personnel shall carry out all reasonable requests made by the scene commander. If. but shall remain in command overall. Scene Commander . 23 . 2. If no team commanders are available.is defined as the highest-ranking officer (either shift commander or O. In the event of a Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT call-out. If no contact can be made with the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander. the shift commander or his designate will contact the Chief of Police and apprise him/her of the situation. The negotiators will attempt to obtain the release of hostages without injury and the surrender of the suspect.C. as designated by the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander. the scene commander and Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander shall decide the best course of action for removal of any injured with the safety of personnel considered. The tactical members are responsible for the security of the inner perimeter. Once the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander has assumed command of the inner perimeter. The fire department and EMS should be notified so they are ready to respond if needed. III. Westlake Police Department is secondary at 440-8713311. B. the shift commander shall remain at the scene. the most senior Team Leader or team member will take charge of the incident. The Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander will proceed to the scene and take charge of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT personnel. 3. the risk factors are too great. 1. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT base operations is the Lakewood Police Department at 216-521-6773. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander . which has prompted the call out of the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT team. or as needed.Bureau SWAT base operations will then page Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Command Personnel of those members not responding.the designated commander or assistant commander of the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT team on the scene of an incident. If EMS personnel can safely remove any injured from the inner perimeter they should do so. 2.

Any news release or media contact shall be at the sole discretion of the OIC of the requesting agency unless otherwise directed. 24 .C. Criminal investigations shall be the sole responsibility of the requesting agency and not any member of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. D. If it is determined by the scene commander that all attempts to obtain a negotiated release or surrender have failed and aggressive action is warranted. Criminal Investigation Responsibilities A. Chemical agents and or diversionary devices may be utilized at the discretion of the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander. Public Information and Media Control A. IV. the tactical unit members will be given responsibility for resolving the situation. All officers involved in the situation on both the inner and outer perimeters will remain under the direction of a Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander until the situation is resolved. V.

Scout Support: provides cover for Scout and Scout Cover and is a third searcher. Works closely with Scout Element and ensures the Team does not pass an unsecured area. Scout Cover: works directly with Scout and provides the tactical cover for him. These Operating Guidelines may vary depending on the specific mission that the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Team is attempting to accomplish. locating any persons in hiding. Should only focus on point security and not be concerned with any other Team assignments. Inner Perimeter Personnel and Sniper/Observer Teams will be deployed to contain and isolate the suspect(s) to the building. Scout: does all searching/clearing for the Unit. These officers may be called upon to simply assist a member of the Scout Element in searching a large room or may be called up with a specific tool that is needed. mirrors. The Containment Officers shall clear only after the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Incident Commander authorizes same. chemical agents. The ultimate goal in all of these missions is to safely and thoroughly search the building. These members may be equipped with such items as ballistic shields. The Search Team will be designated and should consist of the following elements: • Three (3) man Scout Element 1. A. less lethal weapons. II. These officers shall not clear from their positions until after the Search Team has cleared the entire structure and given the “all clear” to the Incident Commander. 25 . Team Leader: Directs and controls all support personnel on the Search Team. Point Man: Maintains front security for Search Team. breaching tools. Rear Security. Maintains communications with Scout and Command Post and does not have a specific tactical assignment within the Search Team other than a leadership role. Maintains security for the Team’s rear. Support Element: The number of officers in this element varies depending upon the mission. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT recognizes that all building search missions vary depending on the circumstances. 2. neutralizing any threats to the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Team or others. These officers are available to be deployed by the Scout or the Team Leader during the course of the search. Usually directed by the Team Leader. 3.Standard Operating Guidelines for Building Searches I. 2. and protecting any items of evidentiary value. types of structures and threat level of the suspect(s). Upon arrival. 3. etc. 4. when needed • Leadership/Security Element 1.

takes positions of cover and concealment inside. as to the building layout. After the designated time period. and.) as well as emergency contingencies. the Team begins the search. Whenever possible. 26 . When the Team is at the jump off point. Note: Search Team Members may be assigned to protect items of evidentiary value. C. READY. All other Team Members remain focused on their specific assigned area of responsibility. E. When complete. advises the Team. if within the scope of the mission. The Scout Element actively searches rooms and areas while the leadership/security and support elements maintain 360 degree security coverage for the Team. Security and Support Element Personnel should stay “tucked in” behind cover while performing their assignments. covers the victim officer and lays down suppression fire. Searching officers should make every attempt to clear as much of a room (or area) from an already secured area by using such techniques as quick peeks. The Team Leader passes up the squeeze and upon the receipt of a “thumbs-up” from the Point Man. breaching tools. At this time the Search Team exits the building. these Members should not touch or tamper with any evidence at the crime scene.watching personnel.” The Team then leaves the jump off point. ballistic shields. based on the threat and timeliness of the mission. The Scout Element performs a methodical and thorough search keeping officer safety and economy of force one of their key goals. Only the Team Leader and Scout communicate the coordination of the search. the Team Leader will advise the command post via radio that he has control and is making entry. tools to be carried (diversionary device. The Search Team Leader will attempt to get as much information as is reasonable. if necessary. while the next closest officer pulls the victim officer to safety. chemical agents. The plan should include entry location. use of mirrors. “READY. EXECUTE. The Search Team makes entry into the structure at designated point. cutting the pie. etc.B. D. If an officer is shot during the search. The Search Team will then formulate a plan for the search of the structure. the search Team Leader radios to the Command Post that the building is “ALL CLEAR”. The Support Element Personnel will then take control of the suspect and transfer him to Containment Personnel. Moving Search Personnel should always be covered by stationary over. The Team continues to search until the remainder of the building is clear. The entire Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Team will gather at a secure location and debrief the incident. remains in place for a designated time period exercising noise and light discipline. or ballistic shields prior to entry. The Command Post shall acknowledge the Team Leader. the nearest officer yells “OFFICER DOWN !”. Search Team Members check all equipment prior to arriving at the jump off point. The Scout Element will handle the apprehension/arrest of suspects. however.

L/L) Perimeter #2 (Primary. other sides are numbered in a clockwise fashion Perimeter Units should utilize proper cover & concealment Perimeter #3 (Primary. Less than Lethal coverage will be required to carry 37mm Sage SL-1or SL-6. Lethal coverage There will be a “secondary” Officer.Lethal) (Secondary.Lethal) (Secondary-L/L) Perimeter #1 (Primary-Lethal) (Secondary-L/L) P=Primary S=Secondary • Other units which may be deployed inside the Tactical Perimeter are: o K-9 Units o Marksman/Observer Teams (Sierra) o Assault Units o Arrest Units o Evacuation Units o CNT Personnel o TEMS Personnel o SWAT Vehicles 27 .Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Perimeter Deployment • • • • • • • • Perimeter Units call sign designation will be “Perimeter” 1-4 The number denotes the side of the house in which the team is deployed Generally there will be two Officer’s per house side There will be a “primary” Officer. Pepper Ball Launcher or the Taser X26 Secondary Officer may also be required to administer chemical munitions Side #1 refers to front of house.Lethal) (Secondary.L/L) Perimeter #4 (Primary.

being aware of crossfire o Do not immediately give up Perimeter position o Notify Command.Sierra 2-3 Side “10@50”” K-9-3 Perimeter 3-4 Side Perimeter 1-2 Side K-9-1 Sierra 1-4 Side “4@60” • Assignment responsibilities o Side 1-2 is supported by K-9-1 o Side 3-4 is supported by K-9-3 o Sniper/Observer Teams will position themselves on the corners. order subject to the ground o Call for Designated Arrest Team o If suspect flees notify appropriate K-9 support Team o Do not give chase immediately o Do not compromise integrity of perimeter IMPORTANT FACTS TO REMEMBER 28 .

Always be in talking distance of your partner. In doing so you will avoid cover fire situations. Perimeter deployment/arrest teams will be utilized when insufficient numbers of Officers arrive at a call-up.O. In the case that you can only find cover and concealment on a corner of a house (ex: ½ side) this is crucial information that should be relayed to the appropriate Element Leader and T. L=Left C=Center R=Middle 29 .C. Be careful of your site picture and your backdrop.• • • • • • • • Look over your front site when you are covering your side of the house. that side designated perimeter team will give verbal commands. • • • • • • • • Ideal Locations No crossfire considerations No verbal communication problems Less lethal & Lethal coverage Give exact location This may reveal deficiencies in the perimeter and resources can be deployed You will give Left. When on a corner of a house or building you may be exposing yourself to crossfire. This will ensure that you know where your partner is located and you will always have lethal coverage. If there are Perimeter Teams on a corner of a house (ex: ½ side) this may cause conflict as to who gives verbal commands. In the event you can only set up on a corner of a house other teams may be relocated. especially if the suspect steps from the building. Always try to center yourself in the middle of your designated perimeter area. P#1 Right Side of House Side #3 Side #2 Side #4 Suspect Side #1 Corner Left Center Corner Right Notice that when you take up a corner position you are starting to expose yourself to “friendly fire”. You are on a corner of a building if you are exposed to more than one side. If you have an Officer or civilian in your designated cover area it may be easier for you to relocate than to move that particular individual. Give exact location as to where the Perimeter Team has set up on a given side of a house. Center and Right as you are facing the building. If located on side 1 and closer to the left side. This information will help pin point your location and avoid crossfire concerns.. P#1 Center of House. If a subject steps from a building. Ex: “Sound Off” P#1 Left side of House.

CR=Corner (2-3 Corner) CR R C L (3-4 Corner) CR L Side 3 R C Side 2 Target House Side 4 C R Side 1 L CR Left Center Right CR (1-2 Corner) (1-4 Corner) K-9 UNITS Sierra 3 30 .

31 .Secondary Sierra 1 VIP Security A. defined as a dignitary.S P PERIMETER 3 S P PERIMETER 4 SIDE #3 Sierra 2 SIDE #2 Sierra 4 SIDE #4 P PERIMETER 2 SIDE #1 S P PERIMETER 1 S P-Primary S. famous personality. In the event a "Very Important Person" (VIP).

unless otherwise designated by the Chief of Police of Jurisdiction. the members of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT will act as a support unit and be under the supervision of the agency incharge of the event. Secret Service. Advanced on-site inspections will be conducted including aerial overview when available. Any removal will be made to the nearest appropriate medical facility. the following provisions and considerations will be addressed. In these types of events. One final inspection prior to arrival will be made of the immediate area the VIP is likely to occupy. The fire department will be available for advanced life support and ambulance service. 32 . FBI or US Marshals). B. If the event involves a government entity (i. Planning for travel routes with at least two alternate routes will be conducted to determine the safest and most expedient route.notorious person. 6.) Duties and responsibilities of all agencies will be outlined. Equipment assigned for Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT use. and the local fire department. will be utilized as well as the appropriate number of marked and unmarked vehicles. This briefing should be attended by all effected section commanders and by a representative from all outside agencies involved. Soft body armor will be made available to the VIP if he/she desires. the coordinating agency may issue colorcoded identification pins. C. The Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander or agent in charge will determine what color and designation will be worn. any local or private law enforcement agencies. as outlined under Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Equipment. the commander of the detail will conduct a briefing. These pins will be conspicuously displayed on the lapel. front pocket. or any other person in need of special security. FBI. 1. The Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander will be the supervisor and coordinator of any given security detail. All assigned officers will carry a portable radio and maintain communication with the dispatcher or a command post if one is established. D. If an officer’s assignment involves plainclothes. Prior to the VIP's arrival. 2. or collar. E. the Team Commander or his designee will coordinate the dignitary protection with the InCharge Field Agent. (These agencies may include the Secret Service.e. 3. 5. 4. All intelligence gathering and coordinating will be assigned to the Intelligence Unit in the Criminal Investigations Sections (if available).

it shall be the responsibility of the "special event" commander to handle those arrangements. If the logistics indicate there will be need of barricades or other relevant materials and/or considerations. I. will be the overall scene commander of any special event detail. These would include the number of barricades. All law enforcement Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT personnel (i. shall be via a memo or by telephone (See Special Operations Functions) F. Since special events generally are planned events. traffic and crime problems are estimated. the requesting agency shall coordinate any necessary contacts both inside and outside of the agency. K. 33 . the overall commander of the "special event" shall be vested with the designated OIC from the agency requesting assistance. J.Special Events A. Logistical requirements should be addressed. the special event commander and Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Command Personnel shall decide on the area to receive the most critical coverage prior to. The Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander or his designee shall directly supervise all Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT personnel. and the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commanders agree on assignments and responsibilities. tactical operators. other than those generally associated with large crowds. negotiators and medics holding law enforcement commissions) will be required to participate in the Special Event in a law enforcement capacity unless excused for special circumstances. Once an estimate of crowd size. C. All Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT medics will be required to participate in the event unless excused for special circumstances. or crimes. crowds. B. H. The Intelligence Officer (if available) assigned to Criminal Investigations will provide any information concerning anticipated crime problems. The shift commander. Special events may be defined as an activity such as a parade. D.e. or public demonstration or celebration that results in the need for control of traffic. and any other relevant considerations that will assist in a smooth and effective operation. the procedure of choice for using Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. barricade positioning. E. athletic contest. G. fixed post assignments. The commander of the detail will determine what personnel are needed to effectively and efficiently oversee the event. during and after the special event. However. unless otherwise designated by the Chief. Once the plan is developed on the special event.

Special purpose vehicle operations 4. parades. Bomb threats 5. VIP protection 4. such as (but not limited to:) hostage and barricaded subjects and or high-risk situations. C. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT is not a full-time assignment. These types of operations may include the following: 1. These types of operations generally include the following: 1. Follow standard emergency call-out as stipulated. Procedures for governing special operations are delineated in other sections of the operational procedures manual. Disasters (Natural or Manmade) 6. b. Civil Disorders 7.Special Operations Functions A. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT is composed of a tactical unit. Warrant Service (high risk) a. Non-Emergency Call-out 1. 2. c. but rather a designated group of officers assembled when situations arise dictating specialized weapons and tactics used. 1. Special weapons and tactics team usage (Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT) 2. Emergency Call-out 1. The OIC may then assign the task to the appropriate officer for organization and coordination. Follow standard non-emergency call-out procedures as stipulated. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT will handle the duties and responsibilities generally delegated to a SWAT team. Coverage of special events such as fireworks. Other approved emergencies B. Hostage negotiations 3. sporting events. b. Special weapons and tactics team usage (Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT) a. Special operations that do not require an immediate response are delegated to the shift commander or OIC. Undercover surveillance/stakeouts 3. Special operations functions are handled in two ways. The special operations that require immediate attention are coordinated by the shift commander of the responsible agency (or OIC). 34 . medical unit and negotiators' unit and is under the direct supervision of the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander.

Deployment of Special Operations Officers (Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT) to Supplement Other Operational Components 1. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT will respond to any hostage situations. All special operations officers and/or supervisors should attend roll calls (if applicable) with the beat officers assigned to the area of the operation to alleviate misunderstanding. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT will generally be used in emergency situations. During hostage negotiations. (Request can be made via telephone/memo. 1. 2. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT medics are under the direction of the medic supervisor (Lead Medic). Because the negotiator's unit is a part of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT and closely interacts with tactical unit during situations. 2.1. Hostage negotiation is outlined in this order. provide safety of officers. 3. 2. such as VIP protection and warrant service. All medication procedures and treatment will be established through the Medical Advisor (Team Physician) 4. Cooperation and Coordination between Special Operations and Other Operational Components. sporting events. E. and insure the success of the operation.) 3. However. etc. the tactical unit is responsible for inner perimeter security under the direction of the team leader. 35 . discretion is advised in disseminating information to operational components in activities where disclosure may jeopardize a tactical operation. Special Operations officers may be utilized at the discretion of the shift commander when normal patrol assignments cannot adequately handle an event or situation. but may also participate in planned special events. the negotiations supervisor directs the negotiators. it will be the responsibility of the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander to coordinate all functions and components of the operation and maintain cooperation between them. During a tactical situation. During a situation. D. A memorandum will be generated requesting Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT officers to work special operations functions such as parades. Once an operation is undertaken.

entry. The Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Command Staff will review the submitted letters and determine the best candidate for the assignment. command).Filling of Specialized Positions Within Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT A. precision riflemen. d. e. Team Commitment Call-Out and Training Attendance Current Status as a Team Trainer Firearm Capabilities (Tactical Positions Only) Knowledge of Position Being Applied For Past Disciplinary Problems 5. The Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Command Staff will make the final decisions on any vacancies. The following is criteria the Command Staff may use in determining eligibility: a. an announcement regarding the position will be made at the next monthly training or team gathering. Any team member meeting the requirements can submit a “Letter of Intent” to the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Command Staff for consideration of the position. Team members will be given the specifics about the position and any requirements needed to fill the vacancy. 4. b. 3. 2. Criteria for Filling Internal Vacancies 1. f.e. 36 . c. If a position is vacated within Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT (i.

Gear Bag: Hatch G3 17. Impact Weapon: Department Authorized Impact Weapon 24. Gas mask canisters: Obtain from the “First Responder Kit” 5. Double Mag Holder: Bianchi Accumold 7302 15. Hatch Nomex Gloves: Hatch SOG-L-100-BLK 10. Handcuff Case: Bianchi Accumold 7300-7300S 16. Rain Jacket: Neese 523AJ 7. Nomex Balaclava: Hatch NH2500 9. Boots: Black. BDU Trouser : Navy Propper F5201 19. Rain Pants: Neese 523PT 8. 5. that agency is required to outfit their member with the following equipment. Holster: Safariland – 6004 (specific for the TLR-2 light or M6) ) 13. B. groin and biceps protection. Failure to maintain the property of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT can result in disciplinary action or expulsion from the team.11 Tactical HRT Shirt: #72004 in dark navy blue #724 21. Gas mask: Obtain from the “First Responder Kit” 4. This includes any equipment issued through Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. 2. All team members are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of their equipment. Gas mask carrier: Obtain from the “First Responder Kit” 6. BDU Belt: Blackhawk . Armor Plate: Point Blank “Alpha” Hard Armor Plate (Level IV) *Vest and Armor Plate covered under the Ohio State Bid Pricing and BVP grant and through Vance’s Law Enforcement (614) 471-0712 3.Equipment A. Duty Belt: Blackhawk 41DB00BK-03 11. 6” or 8” Tactical Design. Raid Vest: Point Blank SPIDER Tactical Vest (Beast IIIA+) #F04ZR-4 equipped with removable ballistic collar. Vest also comes with 5 (five) basic equipment pouches. BDU Top: Navy Propper F5452 18. Chemical Agent: Department Authorized Chemical Agent All other required equipment will be furnished by WEB through the Task Force Budget. This equipment will include: 1. U-TR179) 20. BDU Shirt &Pant: (Sniper/Observer Team Only) One pair of camouflaged fatigues: TRU-SPEC Subdued Tactical Tiger (USH287-shirt. Gore Tex or other waterproof design 23. Handgun Light: Streamlight TLR-2 #69120-TLR-2 14. When a participating agency assigns an individual to Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. 37 .11 Tactical HRT Pant: #74001 in dark navy blue #724 22. Any problems should be brought to the attention of any Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander at the member’s earliest convenience.41DP36BK-50 12. 5.

and verifiable training cannot be overstressed because under stress officers revert back to training.Team Training Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT requires all personnel assigned to the team to engage in training and readiness exercises. time. an immediate weakness is created within the team structure and additionally a void within the training documentation. Monthly – The Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT will train as a group or in part at least once a month (for eight hours). to the extent it is available. a 38 . and frequency of training ensures that the perishable skills utilize in special operations are of the highest level of readiness. It is recognized that court cases. equipment list. These lesson plans will include the date of training. The members host agency is responsible for the cost of this training. topic. outside training classes and administrative demands may interfere. The dedication and commitment by both the WEB Police departments as well as each team member will be demonstrated in the member’s performance during operations and will reflect back on the quality and quantity of training provided. The purpose of this standard is to ensure that team members have ample opportunity to practice their special skills and develop their abilities to function effectively as a team. The UNITS collective knowledge. B. and if the agency also has a separate hostage negotiation team. the officer shall successfully complete said training at the earliest convenience. realistic. location. Student Performance Objectives (SPO’s). The officer must successfully complete all requirements of the course. Operational simulations should be included in the training program. Even though a team member may not be able to control the circumstances that would necessitate his/her absence from training. illness/injury. All training will be documented and the records retained for future reference. so conflicts are minimal. This is necessary because many skills are perishable and must be exercised in order to build and maintain proficiency. Continued absences from training to the detriment of the team structure may be referred to the team commander for resolution. roster and a description of the planned training. Certainly every effort should be made to schedule your time around the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT training schedule. Frequency of Training A. Lead trainers will be required to submit a properly constructed lesson plan to the team commander on the scheduled training day. It should be recognized by team members that when an absence from training occurs. its personnel should be required to train with the SWAT team. Absence from Training Team members may find that on occasion it will become necessary to be absent from training. If no basic SWAT schools are available during the officer’s probationary period. it does not eliminate the responsibility they have to justify their absence and complete make-up training. experience. Basic Training – Each new member of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT will successfully complete a forty hour basic SWAT school during his/her probationary period. The importance of solid. Sniper/Observer Teams will practice an additional 8 hrs.

month. This block will consist of the eight hour training day for the month plus four additional training days. C. This block will consist of the eight hour training day for that month plus two additional training days. Training Blocks – The Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT will schedule a three day training block semi-annually (Spring/Fall). At least one time every other month. while on duty at their host agency. D. additional training will be provided to ensure he obtains the necessary knowledge/ability. Augmented Firearms – The Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT firearm trainers will forward a course of fire to each Westshore Enforcement Bureau department. Minimum Performance Standards Minimum performance standards will be established for critical tasks and will consist of a PASS/FAIL score. The minimum performance standards should reflect the participant’s knowledge/ability of the concept presented. Documentation of Training All training sessions will be documented in syllabus format and should contain the following information: • • • • • • • • • Date/Time Location Topic Instructor(s) Length Course Composition Course Goal Performance Objectives Minimum Performance Standards (if applicable) Attached to syllabus shall be a critique of the training session which should contain the following: • • • • • Roster of personnel who attended Special note reference to problems or positive results Equipment problems/needs Blatant safety violations List of members who obtained or did not obtain Minimum Performance Standards Copies of completed training syllabuses shall be forwarded to the WEB Chief in charge for dissemination for WEB Chiefs. This five day training block will be conducted in the Fall and replace the Fall three day semi annual training block. Every other calendar year. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT will schedule a five day training block. In the event a team member fails to make the minimum performance standard. The member will submit in writing. All remedial training shall be 39 . The second 8 hour block for the Sniper/Observer Team will be dedicated to the precision rifle. his score for each course of fire. the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT members will shoot the course of fire submitted for that month. to the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT commander.

WESTSHORE ENFORCEMENT BUREAU SWAT Bay Village Fairview Park Lakewood North Olmsted Rocky River Westlake DOCUMENTATION OF TRAINING DATE: TIME: LOCATION: INSTRUCTORS: TOPIC: LENGTH OF INSTRUCTION: COURSE COMPOSITION COURSE GOALS PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES MINIMUM PERFORMANCE STANDARDS SPECIAL NOTE REFERENCE TO PROBLEMS OR POSITIVE RESULTS 40 . Failing to maintain the minimum performance standard may result in the member being placed in an inactive status with the UNIT or removal from the Team.documented.

(1) WESTSHORE ENFORCEMENT BUREAU SWAT Bay Village Fairview Park Lakewood North Olmsted Rocky River Westlake DOCUMENTATION OF TRAINING (Continued from page one) EQUIPMENT PROBLEMS / NEEDS SAFETY VIOLATIONS ATTENDEES THAT WHO OBTAINED OR DID NOT OBTAIN MINIMUM PERFORMANCE STANDARDS Evaluated by:__________________________ SWAT OIC: __________________________ (2) 41 .

WESTSHORE ENFORCEMENT BUREAU SWAT Bay Village Fairview Park Lakewood North Olmsted Rocky River Westlake DATE: BLOCK OF INSTRUCTION: INSTRUCTORS: 5 point scale: 1=failure 2=deficient 3=proficient 4=accomplished 5=advanced DNA=did not attend Name Bielozer Bourque Brewer Coyle Dennison Dungan Fiorilli Flowers Flynn Foye Frey Fritsch Fuchs Goodwin Guzik Guzman Hudak Kalo King Manion McGuiggan Mihalak Miller Morley O’Neill Pasti Pelagalli Rusinko Schultz Scullin Sorgi Stillman Stump Swanson Tindira Vet Safety Weapons Accuracy Task Notes Handling Performance 42 .

even when the threat potential is low. Copies of letters of commendation. Summary For optimum results.Walling Wintrick Personnel Training Files All team members have training files established and maintained on them by their individual departments. 43 . the WEB Department Administrations must provide continuous support. remedial training. The UNIT accepts the responsibility for the quality. seminars or conference syllabus. and documentation of training. The SWAT UNIT members training files will be kept and maintained by their individual department. training certificates. safety. or any other pertinent information which chronicles the members SWAT experience will be placed in their departmental training file. to ensure the skill level and technical abilities of each team member allows for the greatest degree of safety. Individual team members are responsible for providing copies of the above documents to their individual department administration. The WEB departments shall be responsible for the amount of training each officer attends.

After that period of time. D. the commander may document the incident and make notification to the member’s Chief and the officer involved. Limited suspension from all unit activities. 44 . the member may submit a written request to have the documentation removed. the Westshore Enforcement Bureau Chiefs of Police will then set a disposition against the infraction through the use of the following measures: 1. 3. C. The Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Command Staff. Upon review of the violation. Any disciplinary action taken may be in addition to. any departmental disciplinary action. as well as the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Chiefs of Police will make the final decision on all requests. B. Any written documentation will be placed into the member’s Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT personnel file for a period of two (2) years. Written reprimand with verbal counseling. 2. Any action taken by the Westshore Enforcement Bureau Chiefs of Police is final and will be communicated immediately to the officer involved and his/her respective Chief. or in correlation with. with a recommendation for disciplinary action.Disciplinary Procedures A. Upon the violation of any Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT rule or regulation. Expulsion from the unit.

D. he/she shall be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation of the incident by all concerned agencies.the police department who has requested assistance from Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. rather. in the opinion of the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Chiefs of Police. health and property. 45 .e.. This notification shall be made by any means available to the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander. i. and a recommendation will be submitted to the Westshore Enforcement Bureau Chiefs of Police to initiate a case review. the request is justified. E. *Receiver agency . If re-testing is requested and the team member refuses to comply. notification to the specific member's Chief of Police/Fire will be made along with a notification of limited suspension from all unit activities. If. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor or individual city Prosecutor's Office. Anytime a Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT member uses his weapon to inflict deadly force. Any testing or counseling costs will be the responsibility of the member’s home agency. Upon completion of a re-test.Administrative Procedures A. the weapon shall be turned over to the officer in charge of the host agency or his designate for evidentiary purposes. the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT will reevaluate the team member's status and either reinstate or remove him/her from team membership. When a Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT member is involved in a shooting. Notification of the shooting must be made to the Chief of Police (or senior-most officer available) of both the *receiver agency and the officer's (involved in shooting) Chief or senior-most officer available. Upon recognition by any member of the Command Staff of characteristics indicative of excessive emotional stress in any team member. *receiver agency. it is intended to be used as a set of guidelines to be followed during emergency and/or unusual situations in order to minimize the danger and risks of life. These procedures are not intended to be used as a standard of care in a negligence lawsuit but. immediate contact will be made with that team member's Chief of Police/Fire. he/she will then be removed from team membership. B. C. with possible psychological testing and/or counseling.

b. it is the policy of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT that police officers shall use only the force that is reasonably necessary to effectively bring an incident under control. B.D. III. Defense of life and significant threat to others.S. Definitions A. When Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT members are involved in any situation that could create significant emotional stress. (Critical Incident Stress Debriefing) facilitators recognize characteristics in any member that would indicate the member is a possible threat to himself/herself or others. Self-defense and imminent threat shall be the only policy guideline for employing deadly force.Use of Force Progressive Use of Force I. c. Policy This team recognizes and respects the value and special integrity of each human life. the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander or his designee will make contact with the local Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Unit. immediate notification to the member's Chief of Police will be made.any use of force other than that which is considered deadly force. a. In vesting police officers with the lawful authority to use force to protect the public welfare.any use of force that is likely to cause death or serious bodily harm.I. Non-deadly Force . No distinction shall be made relative to the age of the intended target of deadly force. Arrangements will be made to initiate a stress debriefing. Parameters for use of deadly force: 1. a careful balancing of all human interests is required. which will be required attendance for all members. An officer may use deadly force to affect the capture and prevent the escape of a suspect where the officer has probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a significant threat of death or serious physical harm to the officer or others. II. In the event that C. Therefore. An officer may use deadly force to protect themselves or others from what he reasonably believes to be an immediate threat of death or serious bodily harm. 46 . Procedures A. IV. Deadly Force . while protecting the lives of the officer or another. Purpose The purpose of this policy is to provide police officers with guidelines on the use of deadly and non-deadly force.

To bring an unlawful situation safely and effectively under control. a police officer should identify himself/herself as a law enforcement officer and state his intent to shoot. a. To prevent the suffering of a badly injured animal or in the defense of a menacing animal. During range practice or competitive sporting events. Specific procedures relating to the use and discharge of firearms.B. Deadly weapons: a. To protect themselves or another from physical harm. For self-defense and/or defense of others. Police officers are authorized to use team-approved non-deadly force techniques and issued equipment for resolution of incidents. where feasible. 2. 1. 47 . Before using a firearm. C. To restrain or subdue a resistant individual. When the situation occurs. Training and qualifications: 1. or c. storage or authorized training. Parameters for use of non-deadly force: 1. officers shall not draw or exhibit their firearm unless circumstances create a reasonable cause to believe that it may be necessary to use the weapon in conformance with this policy. 2. Except for general maintenance. Additionally. officers should assess the incident in order to determine which non-deadly technique or weapon will best de-escalate the incident and bring it under control in a safe manner. 2. D. b. Authorized weapons utilized by Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT members must be those that have been approved and registered through the officer's home agency. Where deadly force is not authorized. a police officer may also discharge a weapon under the following circumstances: a. a firearm may be used in the following situations: 1. Police officers shall adhere to the following guidelines regarding the use and discharge of their firearm. b. or b. as follows: a. A firearm used by a police officer against another human being is considered deadly force. The previously listed parameters are equally applicable to the use of firearms. the officer must have received departmental training on the firearm(s) utilized and be subject to passing annual state qualifications through his/her agency. 3. In addition to the self-defense situation and the arrest of a suspect as previously outlined.

machine gun. The team shall schedule regular training and qualification sessions for Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT approved weapons. as well as Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT qualifications for any Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT authorized weapon. A written report prepared according to team procedures will be required in the following situations: a. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT members that have taken extended leave due to an illness or injury will be required to re-qualify before returning to Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT duties. Pepper Ball Launcher c.CS. who fail to receive a passing score in accordance with team testing procedures. Impact Weapons d.CN Less lethal munitions a. d. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT members shall not be permitted to carry any weapon and/or ammunition with which they have not been able to qualify with during the calendar year. e. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT members. Reporting use of force: 1. Less lethal weapons and methods: a. must be those with which the team member has received training through Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. 3. Chemical Agents E. When a firearm is discharged outside of the firing range. carbine or scoped long gun. b. 37mm Sage Gun b.. such as the submachine gun. c. Additionally. 4. The following less lethal weapons are authorized: 1. b. 2. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT members will be subject to tactical firearm’s qualifications on these weapons as well. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT specified weapons. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT members will be subject to passing the state qualification. which will be graded on a pass/fail basis. 48 . 2. 5. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT members are not permitted to use a less lethal weapon unless qualified in its proficient use as determined by training procedures. PR-24 Taser ASP Baton/Straight Baton OC. shall be relieved of their Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT responsibilities.

A supervisor from the receiver agency will be immediately summoned (if not already present) to the scene and will comply with investigative procedures as required by the department in the following situations: a. it may be necessary to employ unconventional techniques to control the situation and ensure officer safety. c. c. The receiver agency Law Director. 2. 1. c. The policy was clearly understandable and effective to cover the situation. 3. 2. Such incidents must be thoroughly documented and justified. City Prosecutor or Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office shall be immediately contacted any time a team member uses force that results in death or serious physical injury. It is recognized when an officer is faced with a violent suspect. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT training is currently adequate. When a less lethal weapon is used on a person. that the police officer is ready to return to duty. Team response: 1. The receiver agency shall conduct both an administrative and criminal investigation of the incident. b. b. F. e. Deadly force incident c. When a subject complains that an injury has been inflicted. When a use of force results in death or injury.b. The order of contact shall be as shown on Attachment "County Prosecutors' Office Contacts" 2. When a Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT member's use of force causes death or serious physical harm. Their investigation is not intended to replace or take the place of the receiving agency's criminal or administrative investigations. Administrative review of critical incidents: a. 49 . When a use of force results in death or serious injury. All reported uses of force will be reviewed by the appropriate authority to determine whether. policy or procedures were violated. the officer shall be placed on administrative leave after completing all internal investigative requirements and until it is determined by a mental health professional. All findings of policy violations or training inadequacies shall be reported to the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Command Staff for resolution and/or discipline. Any Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT rules. d. When a firearm is discharged outside of the firing range.

d. e. All use of force incident reports shall be retained as required by state law. There will be a regular review of use of force incidents by the appropriate authority to ascertain training and policy needs. USE OF FORCE REPORT FORM Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT 50 .

O. Explain Nature of the Injury? Where Treated? Was Officer(s) Injured? If “Yes”. DATE ADDRESS S. OHIO 44107 CALL-OUT REPORT # SUSPECTS LAST NAME RACE SEX FIRST AGE INCIDENT # MIDDLE D. PHONE (H) PHONE (W) TIME Necessary to Effect Arrest Necessary to Defend Another To Restrain for Subject’s Safety Was Suspect Rendered Unconscious? Was Suspect Injured? If “Yes”.B. Explain Nature of the Injury? Where Treated? Under the Influence of Alcohol Under the Influence of Drugs Emotionally Disturbed Person Number of Officers Present at Time of Arrest? Number of Suspects That Resisted Arrest? Psychological Intimidation Verbal Threats Passive Resistance ~ REASON FOR USE OF FORCE ~ Necessary to Defend Officer To Prevent Violent. Forcible Felony Other: ~ INJURIES ~ No Yes No Yes Attending Physician: No Attending Physician: ~ SUSPECT ~ Suspected Under the Influence of Alcohol Suspected Under the Influence of Drugs Other: Yes ~ LEVEL OF RESISTANCE ~ Defensive Resistance Active Aggression Aggravated Active Aggression ~ EXPLANATION(S) OF RESISTANCE ~ ~ Psychological Intimidation ~ ~ Verbal Threats ~ ~ Passive Resistance ~ ~ Defensive Resistance ~ ~ Active Aggression ~ 51 .12650 DETROIT AVENUE LAKEWOOD.N.S.

suspect’s response. suspect’s response. suspect response. injury sustained (if applicable). Deadly Force: Type of weapon. injury sustained (if applicable) 52 . location of technique. and number of strikes to affect arrest of suspect. injury sustained (if applicable). type of technique.~ Aggravated Active Aggression ~ ~ LEVEL OF FORCE USED ~ Officer(s) Presence: What was suspect response? Verbal Direction: What directions were given to the suspect? What was the suspect’s response? Soft Empty Hand Control: Type of technique. Intermediate Weapons: Type of weapon. number of strikes to effect arrest of suspect. location of strike.

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When handling a NFDD. B. officers shall. Safety equipment would include. C. Procedures A. Due to the potential fire hazard. all personnel should use safety equipment. 2. III. personnel shall successfully complete a refresher course on an annual basis. Because of the specialized nature of these devices and the training required to properly deploy them. Officers shall deploy the NFDD avoiding areas that have loose objects present when possible. upholstery. D. 3. 1. In order to remain certified and authorized to use the devices. justification and deployment. No indiscriminate detonation of a noise/flash device will be permitted. their use shall be restricted to trained MEMBERS of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. whenever possible. Their continued use and availability is only possible through proper training. flying objects are always a possibility. 54 . Avoid clothing. All team members shall be trained. The NFDD is an explosive device that.Noise/Flash Diversionary Devices I. *Because flash/sound diversionary devices have the potential to ignite flammable materials. 6. but is not limited to: 1. Policy NFDD’s are among the most useful tools to law enforcement today. 5. II. Although the NFDD has no separating sub munitions and fragmentation is near zero. visually inspect the area of their throw prior to detonation. a portable fire extinguisher shall be readily available whenever devices are to be deployed. Special care should be exercised when detonation is likely to be completed in a structure where children or the elderly are present. etc. tested and certified in the safe use of flash/noise devices on an annual basis. when properly deployed. Only team members authorized to deploy devices shall do so. paper. Eye protection Ear protection Helmet Body Armor Gloves and long sleeve BDU Ballistic or non-ballistic shield. Purpose The purpose of this policy is to provide Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT officers with guidelines in the safe and proper use of the NFDD (Noise/Flash Diversionary Device). 4. produces six (6) to eight (8) seconds of physiological involuntary distraction which prohibits organized resistance. MEMBERS who have successfully completed a Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT approved training course in the proper use and deployment of flash/sound diversionary devices shall be certified/authorized to use them during actual operations.

At the earliest convenience. Tobacco and Firearms. Before moving the NFDD. Review Process The Unit Commander shall review the use of flash/sound diversionary devices as soon as practical following each incident or operation to ensure the device was used according to policy and that the devices functioned properly. Distracting a subject to allow apprehension or detention 4. a second device should be immediately deployed whenever possible C. V. use a shovel or other object to move. Upon detonation of the NFDD. Justification A. B. This documentation will be retained for submission to the Bureau of Alcohol. 2. Any situation that has the potential of being a life threatening or violent confrontation. Immediately submerge the NFDD in a bucket of water and wait for at least 24 hours. IV. Failure to Detonate A. High risk warrant service 3. With the production of a loud noise. officers shall comfort and reassure those exposed. If a device fails to detonate. it will be necessary to remove the un-detonated device: 1. After deployment. 3. Officer should always have a back-up device ready to deploy. exposure to the NFDD may produce sensory overload. Documentation The MEMBER responsible for the deployment of the NFDD in an actual operation or training scenario shall record the serial number of said NFDD for documentation purposes. officers should ventilate the area of deployment for the benefit of officers. Avoid handling. and civilians. accompanied by a brilliant flash of light. Information obtained from this review shall be used for statistical and training purposes. 1. smoke is produced. IV.E. check for proper separation of pin and lever. V. 55 . F. Barricaded suspect or hostage situation 2. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT officers may deploy a flash/noise device whenever a low-level lethality diversion is necessary to enable an entry to be made or an arrest to be effected. After securing the area. suspects. The deploying officer is responsible for the recovery of the NFDD body and spoon.

All officers involved in the deployment of chemical munitions should be equipped with gas masks and gloves. Only non-burning type grenades and projectiles should be used within a structure. Purpose The purpose of this policy is to provide Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT officers with guidelines for the proper use of chemical munitions. tested and certified on an annual basis. that officers will only deploy chemical munitions with the authorization of designated Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Command Personnel and in accordance with the proper escalation of force. officers and/or civilians. D. B. shall determine what type and amount of chemical munitions to be deployed. Policy The use of chemical munitions is an effective less lethal tool in subduing armed and dangerous persons. Officers responsible for the deployment of such munitions shall be trained. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Command Personnel shall consult with the scene commander on the deployment of chemical munitions. CN. unless the suspect’s threat to human life is such that lethal force would be justified and the device used is designed to minimize a potential fire hazard. Deployment of all chemical munitions shall be accomplished in the safest manner possible. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Command Personnel. used and recovered. Chemical munitions use within a structure: 1. and is contained in an accepted manner. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Command Personnel will have full control of all chemical agents and their use. Medical personnel should be staged and prepared to render first aid to contaminated suspects. E. CS. Procedures A. F. I. 2. in conjunction with the Chemical Munitions Officer. 4. 56 . II. Evacuation procedures should be followed if innocent people are at risk of being contaminated. G. OC and smoke are the only authorized agents utilized by Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. It shall be the policy of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. The Chemical Munitions Officer shall keep accurate records in regard to the chemical munitions issued. C.Chemical Munitions I. 3. forcing a barricaded subject from a stronghold or dispersing a riotous crowd.

Policing area for expended munitions b. shall determine what type and amount of chemical munitions to be deployed. Projectiles are to be fired behind the strikers or rioters. Any person struck with less lethal munitions by a Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT member should be.5. H. The Chemical Munitions Officer shall evaluate each incident where agents were deployed and prepare a written report addressing training and procedure. In the event the suspect(s) presents a serious risk of death or injury to himself or any person(s). transported to the hospital for evaluation. Fire department personnel should be staged and prepared to control any fire. 57 . 2. 6. 3. Preparing area for ventilation c. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Command Personnel. a. Wood or foam rubber "knee knockers" are to be fired at the ground and ricocheted towards the strikers or rioters. Chemical munitions in outdoor use: 1. when possible. Chemical Munitions canisters are to be thrown on the ground or launched behind the strikers or rioters. Burning projectiles are acceptable for use in an outdoor environment. in conjunction with the Chemical Munitions Officer. the Chemical Munitions Officer shall be responsible for initiating decontamination procedures as appropriate. Decontamination Procedures: 1. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commanders or the scene commander shall designate what formations are to be used by officers on the strike or riot line. At the completion of the incident. 4. I. Distribute decontamination documentation J. 5. specialty impact weapons (less lethal munitions) may be direct fired at a suspect.

the barrel may be ported on all sides at 3" from the end of the barrel. The shotgun should be pistol-gripped. if any. break chain-link. Breaching rounds are fired point-blank from the breaching shotgun directly at a door's locks. Not every shotgun is suitable for breaching operations. hinge or bolt is being defeated. It is as safe and requires less training than explosive entry. eye protection is necessary for those engaged in breaching operations. a shotgun is an extremely versatile breaching tool that can offer a number of advantages over other methods of breaching during high-risk dynamic entries. or in some cases. The shotgun may then be fired with the muzzle in direct contact with the jamb or lock mechanisms without any possibility of the barrel blowing up. Shotguns can also be deployed to breach iron barred windows.Shock-Lock Breaching The shock-lock officer will be an officer who is certified in the deployment of the Royal Arms shock-lock round. The shock-lock officer is the primary officer tasked with breaching a lock with the Royal Arms shock-lock round loaded shotgun. to filter out the fine copper powder discharge from the round. Failure to follow these rules may result in serious injury or death to anyone on the other side. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT currently authorizes a number of shotguns as breaching guns: • • • Remington 870 Royal Arms Mossberg 9200 Basic street sweeper-type shotgun Compactness. Shotgun as a Breaching Tool When properly deployed. door or window bar bolt at a 45-degree angle. He will defeat the locking mechanism by "cutting" it with the shock-lock rounds as they are fired from a shotgun. collateral damage to the vehicle's interior. and equipped with a muzzle stand-off device for safety. Breaching rounds are fired into the door jamb. the rounds should be fired 20-degrees up or down. security type door. and reduces muzzle jump and recoil. which could be unhealthy if inhaled. Shotgun breaching is not limited to just doors. An iron-barred window is taken out by shooting out the affixed iron bolts on three sides of the bars and allowing the frame to swing out of the way. When attempting to breach a reinforced. 58 . depending on whether a lock. maneuverability and the ability for rapid follow-up shots are important features for a breaching shotgun to have. The process of doing this vents muzzle gas pressure. cross-bolts and/or hinges to defeat them. and 45-degrees up or down. and defeat vehicle trunk and door mechanisms with little. Because of the possibility of fragmentation. dislodge padlock shackles. The door breacher should also consider using a balaclava. jamb spreading. called a "breacher. Shotgun door breaching is quicker than manual door breaching. or ramming. The standoff." is affixed to the end of the barrel.

The hook man must pull with authority. When speaking of the 59 . must be far enough from the hinge side to allow for optimum leverage. care should be taken when setting the hook. If the door is locked then the hook man must visually inspect the door and find a location on the door on which he can place the hook in order to give him the most leverage in pulling the door open. An iron door without mesh requires nothing more than simply placing the hook in position on an adjoining crossbar near the lock. The "sinking" of the hook through the mesh is to be done with enough force so as to cut through it with the tip of the hook. The hook should be placed at approximately the same height as the position of the lock. On approach to a gate the hook man will try the door knob with one hand and if unlocked. and the suspects inside the structure. but is fitted with an ornamental design inlay. In the event the door does not have horizontal crossbars. thus creating constant tension on the gate in the direction in which it opens. Once that door is breached it is at that time the ram man steps up to perform his function. The following illustration depicts the placement of a hook in an ideal situation.Hook The hook man is the officer who will carry a tool which looks like a steel hook and its' design has been standardized by the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Section. Ideally the ram man will strike the door with his back to the hinges. The area the ram man is attempting to strike with the ram is that area just inside the doorknob and deadbolt area. to provide maximum effectiveness. the ram man should be third in the breach team line behind the shock-lock and the hook. as it allows for a timely completion and resolution of the mission. as it minimizes their exposure. This placement. This minimizes the danger to both the entry team. The hook man works hand in hand with the shock-lock officer as it is through a combination of their efforts in which a wrought iron door with or without mesh can be opened quickly and safely. On the approach to a target door. Based on the recon team’s information the ram man will hold the ram one of two ways. will pull the gate open and hold it open until the entry team makes entry. but remain in control as he shouldn't lose his balance while pulling as that would delay the team in bypassing the door or gate. An iron door with mesh requires the hook man to forcefully "sink" the hook in a downward angle while attempting to catch the hook on the appropriate crossbar. the hook man must run his hands down the hook until he grabs the built in lanyard at the end and begins pulling. but not so hard that the officer would injure himself as his hands could get caught up against the broken mesh. The hook should be pulled at a slight angle towards the hinge side and away from the lock as it allows for the best leverage for the hook man and it also allows the shock-lock officer the necessary amount of room in which to manipulate the shotgun and attaining the proper angle in which to defeat the locking mechanism. but not so close to the lock as to impede the shock-lock officer from working to his maximum effectiveness. The ram man should position himself in such a manner that as soon as the exterior wrought iron door is breached that he may be able to step forward and breach the interior door. A crossbar in this area would provide the best location. being closer toward the hinge side and at about center on the door in line with the center hinge. In case the hinges are the mechanisms to be defeated the placement of the hook is reversed. Upon placement of the hook. Ram The ram man's responsibility is to manually breach the interior door using a door ram specifically designed for that function. One area in which the ram man may want to position himself is centered on the target door and far away from the door so that when the exterior wrought iron door is opened it can swing freely all the way open with the assistance of the hook man. This is to be done after the exterior wrought iron door has already been breached. as in the majority of instances.

The four-man breach team will make entry only after the assigned entry teams members have entered then fill in behind them accordingly. have a malfunction with his shotgun or need additional assistance for any necessary reason.area just inside the doorknob and deadbolt area. being constantly aware of fragmentation to all sides of the blast. then on the call of "shock!" the shock-lock man would step up an attempt to open the door through the use of shock-lock rounds. 4. This may take repeated attempts by the ram man. the breach team will either augment the entry team or take positions assigned during the plan. The ram man should strike this area with enough force to effectively defeat its' locking mechanism by forcing it inward to a point where the door swings freely of its lock. the four-man breach team will more often than not become part of the entry team. Shocking Pad Locks Areas to focus on: 1. pushing against it in a downward angle. it is that area on the hinge side of the doorknob. Barrel of breaching gun is placed against above mentioned areas. If at some point the ram man finds that his attempts to breach the door should fall short. If the shock-lock officer calls "malfunction" or "check. After the interior door has been breached the breach team will step aside and allow the entry team unobstructed access to the front door. 2. This will be left up to the discretion of the team leader and assistant team leader as they make the warrant plan and make assignments. After the successful breaching of the door(s) has taken place. and how heavy-duty the area in question is when considering TESAR#1 or #2 rounds." at that time the back-up shocklock officer steps forward and assume his responsibility. The standard method for which the breach team is to augment the entry team is for the two shock-lock officers to pair up and make entry together and for the hook and ram officers to do the same. Shocker must consider the composition of the door or gate. 3. Metal that holds lock in place Screws that mount the locking mechanism to frame of door. Back up Shock Lock The responsibility of the back-up shock-lock is for him to take the place of the shock-lock should he either run out of shock-lock rounds. Depending on the plan. Small hinge located at locking mechanism. Top of padlock. 60 .

MEMBERS should complete a refresher course in the operation of the armored rescue vehicle on an annual basis. Policy Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT is required to operate in extremely hazardous conditions to prevent the loss of life.Armored Rescue Vehicle I. Authorization for use – Except in extreme emergencies. The UNIT Commander of Assistant Commander has the authority to permit the use of the armored rescue vehicle during operations when the armored rescue vehicle is going to be utilized to rescue persons from hazards. Operating guidelines – During any time the armored rescue vehicle is operated. the armored rescue vehicle shall not be used without the authorization of the UNIT Commander or Assistant Commanders. the UNIT Commander or Assistant must receive authorization from the Chief of Police of the community in which the operation is to take place in. Purpose The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for use of the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT armored rescue vehicle for the officers of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. MEMBERS of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT are authorized to use the armored rescue vehicle to assist in the completion of their assigned tasks. III. enforce laws. contain a dangerous subject or situation to an area. or protect public safety officers from harm while performing any function in a hazardous environment. 61 . or intentionally cause large amounts of damage to property. The armored rescue vehicle should be escorted by a Police vehicle when operating out of the incident area. All Ohio motor vehicle traffic laws applicable to operation of a motor vehicle shall be adhered to. Officers operating the armored rescue vehicle shall exercise extreme care and caution during operation. two Officers (a driver and an assistant driver) should man the vehicle. If an extreme emergency exists. ensure public safety. Parameters Persons authorized to operate the armored rescue vehicle . ram buildings. and solve unusual problems. one UNIT member may operate the armored rescue vehicle. Any time a UNIT member wishes to utilize the armored rescue vehicle to breach a fortified location. II.Only MEMBERS of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT who have successfully completed a UNIT approved training course in the operation of the armored rescue vehicle are authorized to operate same.

62 . It shall be the responsibility of the agency that owns the canine to provide documentation that such certifications have been achieved.Canine Unit Any Canine Unit utilized by Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT shall be required to meet State of Ohio certification standards. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT will assume no responsibility for testing and for certifying the canine.

To provide emergency care for injured canine units. To provide specialized on-scene care for injured tactical officers. B. J. To make available specialized equipment on scene. To advise the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Command Staff concerning non-police safety issues such as environmental concerns. dealing with hazardous materials. To provide preventative medical support for team members. Goals and Objectives A. II. In addition. G. 63 . This includes establishing the safety of the medical staging area and obtaining any specialized equipment or personnel. D. This may include temporizing management of non-serious injuries and illnesses. This may include providing additional medics to work with the EMS team and thereby minimize the on-scene personnel requirements for the AHJ in a prolonged situation. which will allow the tactical officer to continue functioning during the operation. Purpose The purpose of the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) group is to provide the team with personnel who have specialized training and equipment to meet the unique needs of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. or evacuation of injured parties. To provide communication and coordination with the chief officer of the responding EMS unit of the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) . medical issues with team members. release for incarceration. medical and tactical units during Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT activities. I. To assist the EMS personnel from the AHJ. Personnel with training in medicine across the barricade may provide assistance to the negotiators as requested. provide initial emergency medical care to team members. C. To serve as a medical liaison and provide coordination between fire. TEMS members will provide advice and safety issue concerns to the command staff as needed. E. TEMS will offer prevention and wellness care to team members. To develop first-aid training and equipment for the tactical officers. F. other police officers and civilians in the warm zone and help coordinate emergency care needs at the local hospital. To provide documentation of health status of persons taken into custody by Metro SWAT prior to their release to the local police department and make recommendations for further immediate medical care vs. H.usually the fire department chief or his designate.Medic Unit I.

Must pass a personal interview-oral review board with the Medical Advisor. pre-hiring considerations. Must have no disciplinary action filed in the past year with the fire department/EMS Unit. 1. 9. Three years field experience as a paramedic. BTLS or PHTLS training is mandatory. A. 3. Personnel are required to meet the paramedic continuing education requirements for the State of Ohio including BCLS and ACLS certification or state approved equivalent course. Requirements for tactical medical personnel. Must pass a background check. following the format for other team members. through which the candidate is employed. 10. Must be a motivated fire-medic professional. Firefighter-paramedic licensed in the State of Ohio and a member of a fire department in Cuyahoga County in the political subdivision of the servicing community. Training Requirements A. B. 8. Continuing education will consist of at least two medical trainings a year. 5. In addition. 4. Must be of a nature character that exemplifies a high level of self-control and professionalism at all times. a team orientation must be attended when available. 6. C. Personnel The team is committed to an objective selection process. There is a required tactical medical orientation with the Lead Medic and Medical Advisor. Must be in good physical health and must be capable of maintaining a high degree of physical fitness. D. A basic TEMS course. 2.III. E. 64 . 7. Must have the approval and support of their Chief. B. Must have shown a dedication to training and reliability in attendance. In addition. Lead Medic and a member of the Command Staff.

F. Medics are required to attend eight (8) of the tactical trainings offered per year and become familiar with all aspects of tactical team operations including team SOPs, the chain of command, types of missions, special operations tactics and techniques, less lethal munitions, the force continuum and methods of communication. IV. Organization A. The Tactical Medic Unit is organized as a non-transporting EMS unit licensed by the Board of Pharmacy in the State of Ohio and the DEA. The Medical Advisor shall be a board certified emergency medicine physician, licensed in Ohio and practicing in Cuyahoga County. B. The team Commander, with the approval of the Medical Advisor will designate a Lead Medic. This medic will be responsible for organizational needs, scheduling training, maintaining equipment, and handling needed correspondence. The Medical Advisor or team commander may assign other duties. Duties may be delegated to other team medics under the Lead Medic's supervision. The Lead Medic or Medical Advisor will participate in the oral review board activities. V. Operational and Deployment Issues A. On receiving notification of training or activation, the medic will notify the Lead Medic or his designate of their availability. If a medic will be out of town or otherwise unavailable, they are required to notify the Lead Medic of that status and contact the Lakewood Police Department to have their name added to the “Out of Service Board”. B. Medics will report on scene to the Lead Medic or the Medical Advisor. If neither is present, the medic will report to the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander. C. Establishment of the tactical medic sector includes: 1. Obtain a briefing from the command staff regarding any special needs for this situation. 2. Request an EMS unit if not on scene and coordinate communications between them, any fire units needed, and the command staff. In high risk warrant situations, you must obtain approval from the command staff before notifying the local EMS. You may have them stage at the fire department with no further information given reference the operation. 3. Establish a safe staging area for the medics in close proximity to the Tactical Command Unit. 4. Obtain and review medical equipment. D. The tactical medics will provide on-going communications between medical and fire personnel and the command staff.

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E. The tactical medic will assist the EMS team of the AHJ at the scene. If transportation is necessary, additional medic units will be called. The tactical medic will assure the presence of at least one EMS unit on scene at all times, unless directed otherwise by command staff. If treatment has been initiated by a tactical medic that exceeds the training/standing orders of the EMS team, a tactical medic will accompany the patient in transport. F. The tactical medic will be responsible for the initial evaluation and field stabilization of injured Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT officers as well as other police officers and civilians until they can be safely evacuated to the cold zone and care is assumed by the local EMS. A tactical medic will accompany an injured Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT member to the hospital whenever possible. G. The tactical medic will be responsible for the initial evaluation and field stabilization of any person taken into custody by Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. Persons may be turned over to the EMS team if they require further medical care. Persons may only be released back to police custody with the approval of Code 1 status by medical control. H. The tactical medic is responsible for the documentation of all activities, including run reports, patient refusals, and a medical pre-plan, Data Collection System, Incident and Casualty Report Forms (CONTOMS). A written report shall be completed after each activation and signed by all medical personnel present. A copy of all forms shall be submitted to the team administrator, the Medical Advisor and the Lead Medic.

I. Written medical plan for every incident and training will include: 1. Date, time and type of incident 2. Medic in charge 3. All medical personnel on scene 4. Medic in charge of writing reports: run reports, casualty reports, incident reports, debriefing report and letter to local fire chief 5. Safety issues noted and type of advice given 6. Note hospital informed - medical control 7. Note EMNS requested and where staged, personnel involved 8. Note LZ and Life Flight/Medflight notified for standby status if indicated 9. Medical Advisor contacted post incident if not on scene J. Medics will attend all briefings and debriefings and CISD activities as scheduled. K. The tactical medic shall serve as the safety officer for non-police considerations. L. All policies in administrative manual will be followed. M. Any time any medical advice is given to a team member, a record of that should be generated. If it is of a general nature - like how to care for poison ivy to the whole group, this may be reported on the incident medical report. If the advice is given to a single person, or of a more confidential nature, write a note with date, time officer involved, nature of questions, nature of advice, sign and send to the Medical Advisor.

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Medical Policies A. Treatment Policy 1. Whenever the medic is requested to provide medical evaluation and/or treatment, the patient will be assessed, a chart generated, and medical control at Lakewood hospital contacted. B. Patient Refusal 1. If a patient wishes to refuse treatment or transport, the paramedic will complete a patient refusal checklist, document on the chart that the checklist has been completed, and attach the checklist to the chart. Contact medical control at AGMC for authorization to accept the refusal. C. DOA Protocol 1. A DOA is that patient who, under no observation or availability of history as to the onset of cessation of vital functions, is found to be unresponsive and in full cardiopulmonary arrest. The patient may manifest such findings as fixed, dilated, unreactive pupils, injuries incompatible with life, decomposition, rigor mortis, or dependent lividity. In the event that information is available that the onset of cessation of vital functions occurred within 20 minutes prior to examination (30 minutes in children), regardless of cause, or in the presence of any vital functions or pupillary response, or if any doubt exists, resuscitative measures are to be instituted. Blunt force trauma with no vital signs will not be resuscitated. Penetrating trauma with no vital signs can be pronounced, unless hypothermia is suspected D. Universal Precautions 1. Blood and body substance procedures are to be followed on all patient encounters. E. Transport Policy 1. If the patient needs care beyond that permitted by standing orders, and in all patients who require ambulance transport, the patient is to be referred to the ambulance service designated by the authority having jurisdiction. If the medic has administered a treatment beyond the level of training or standing orders of that ambulance crew, the medic must accompany the patient to the hospital unless their medical control is willing to accept patient responsibility. 2. Any police officer with an on-duty injury should be encouraged to receive on scene medical evaluation and transport to an ED for definitive medical care. This is especially important in the asymptomatic patient with a GSW to body armor or less lethal ammunition strike to head, neck or torso. 3. As a general rule, the police officer will be transported to a Level I or II trauma center. You are to strongly encourage the following specialized transport considerations. a. Penetrating eye injuries – Metro General Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
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They should take into consideration the EMT’s record of patient care performance as well as previous patient care incidents involving the EMT. and be responsive to the particular needs of the EMT. a deficit in knowledge or a performance problem. the issue will be referred to the WESHARE Physician Advisory Board.System trauma . Medical Complaint Policy 1. be consistent with recommendations which resulted from previous similar situations in the EMS service.b. non-medical) nature will be handled by the standard Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT policy. All actions by the Medical Advisor arising from medical complaints shall be provided in a timely manner (generally within thirty days). 4. If the medic or complaining party is not satisfied with the results of the procedure. An education remediation program to meet a knowledge deficit will be developed for the individual. If the dispute is not resolved to the satisfaction of all parties. The medical complaint procedure will result in a finding of either unsubstantiated. Inadequate performance may be addressed by educational remediation. (from NAEMPS) 5. Severe Orthopedic injury only . and arrange a meeting between the medic. Severe Multi . Burns/Inhalation/chemical exposure . or termination.Metro General Hospital. Cleveland. Ohio (Two or more long bone fractures. Cleveland. and be nondiscriminatory in nature.. 6.Metro General Hospital. or amputations) c. Lead Medic and the Medical Advisor. Ohio F. All complaints will be requested to be in writing with as much documentation as is available. team commander.dispute resolution proceeding within thirty days following receipt of the results.e. Cleveland. Lead Medic and Medical Advisor to review the complaint. 68 . 7. 3. pelvic fractures. Complaints relating to alleged violations of Chapter 4765 of the Ohio Revised Code or Chapters 4765-2 to 4765-10 of the Administrative Code shall be referred to the State EMS Board. All complaints regarding EMS activities received by anyone in Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT will be referred to a team commander. Complaints of an administrative (i. they may request an arbitration . with or without suspension. The Medical Advisor will notify the individual regarding the specifics of the complaint. 2.Metro General Hospital. Ohio d.

Start an IV line or saline lock for any situation that requires or may require fluid resuscitation or drug administration. pain rhinitis 12.4cc s/c. needle decompression of the chest (needle thoracotomy) is permitted for a suspected tension pneumothorax. Cold Tablets e. may repeat as needed 5. Neosporin ointment h. Morphine sulfate: 5 mg IVP. MDI . Naloxone 2 mg IVP. AED EMT-A Procedures 1. D. up to 0. Standing Orders The following are standing orders for procedures. Cough drops f. A. including external jugular. Only peripheral sites. Sudaphedrine i. Endotracheal and nasotrachial intubation are permitted as needed. one dosage 10. a. 69 . IV Access 1. EMT-A procedures may be performed per standard RPAB . Epinephrine 1:1000 0. Allegra 60 mg use every 12 hrs. Airway 1. can be repeated every six hours. In-dwelling catheters and shunts may be accessed if needed.VII. and femoral vein are permitted. Oxygen 8. Band-Aids c. Proventil. Tums j. Normal saline or ringer's lactate IV solution 7. Over the counter meds will be made available to tactical officers per their request.Region 8 Protocol C. Tylenol k. Advil b. Benadryl cream d. Drug List 1. In addition to standard EMT-A maneuvers. MR x 1 6.5 cc IVP 3. which may be performed by certified paramedics while they are on duty for Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT.two-puffs/one minute apart. Tetracaine 2 gtts in affected eye. Ketorolac (Toredol) 60 mg IM or 30 mg IVP 4. 11. Cyanide Antidote Kit (Lilly) 2. Immodium g. Ambien 5mg tablet for sleep breaks 13. Solu-delta-cortef/prednisolone sodium succinate powder 500 mg/10 ml for veterinary use 9.

Severe Allergic Reaction/Anaphylactic Shock 1. This is accomplished using tetracaine . In persons who are asthmatic. Epinephrine 1:1000. 2.5 cc very slow IVP (over 5 minutes). intubate and begin CPR.2 drops to the affected eye. The most effective way to flush the eye requires eye anesthesia. Medics may administer morphine or ketorolac to an injured Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT member or associated police officer. Naloxone may also be used in suspected cases of drug overdose. Solumedral 125 mg IVP H.4 cc s/c may be administered. Patients with wheezing and respiratory distress may be treated with Proventil MDI . Cyanide Antidote Kit (If possibility exists Haz – Mat team should be called for kit) 1. Since it is a non-steroidal. May be placed in ambu bag. Respiratory Distress 1. 2. there may be some cross sensitivity. give up to 0.two puffs. breath oxygen for thirty seconds. Ketorolac (Toredol) is administered as 60 mg IM or 30 mg IVP and is not repeated. after IV line is established. Administer 1 mg epinephrine IV or IC q 5 minutes. This may be repeated once in 6 hours. one minute apart. 3. 3. J. If no response. The medic may treat any canine unit with the dog handler's permission. Morphine is administered as 5 mg IVP and may be repeated every 5 minutes as needed for pain control. Sodium nitrite: administer 10 ml of the 3% solution slow IVP over 3 minutes. Start an IV of NS TKO . Stop resuscitation at 15 minutes if there is no response. F. Sodium thiosulfate: administer 50 cc IV bolus over 10 minutes. Ketorolac and morphine may be administered together. Morphine may not be administered IM without a physician’s order. Closely monitor BP and cardiac monitor when available. inquire about aspirin allergy/sensitivity before giving Toredol. repeat sequence until sodium nitrite loading is completed.W/O for trauma arrest. Further respiratory distress will require transport and ED evaluation. Canine Policies 1. 0. Benadryl 50 mg IVP 3. Pain Control 1. G. 70 . Amyl nitrate pearls: crush pearl and have patient inhale for 30 seconds. 2. I.E. 2. For a dog in full arrest. Vital signs and LOC must be monitored and naloxone must be available. Eye Contamination 1.

Manually open airway. Cervical stabilization for blunt trauma d. In the case of a severely injured dog. Lead Medic should be advised at least 24 hours in advance to obtain the following items: from WSHZMT . a. administer one liter of NS or LR. Warm Zone The benefits of medical intervention must be carefully weighed against the risk of operating in the warm zone. 4. Needed to cold zone 3. Decompress tension pneumothorax 4. Hot Zone a. Cover major traumatic defect with petroleum gauze and dressing c. 3. 1. Start an IV of NS w/o. repeat if B/P < 90. At time of callout. Tactical officers will render care. cyanide antidote kit. If patient has uncontrolled external hemorrhage or internal hemorrhage is suspected. d. c.explosive atmosphere tester. L. Airway maneuvers including intubation or cricothyroidotomy 1. K. 71 . the medic may intubate as needed. If patient has only external hemorrhage that has been controlled. During staging. Triage patients b. plans for dry decon and medical surveillance should be made. and administer one amp of steroids . Manual methods may not be feasible depending on movement 2. IV access 1. Preplan for Clan Lab Raid. the medic will contact the fire chief of the local department and request a HAZMAT call out for an "unknown spill" to stage at the local fire department. silver shield gloves. Repeat if still in shock. give 20cc/Kg and reassess. Hemorrhage Control 1. seranex suits. 2. maintain spinal alignment. advise medics to bring SCBA's from home department. b. Be more liberal with tourniquets if there will be limited ability to maintain pressure during movement to cold zone e.4. B/P > 120 titrate to maintain B/P at 120. Decision to call the Westshore Enforcement Bureau Hazardous Materials Unit is that of the Command Staff.prednisolone 5 mg/Kg IVP. If that decision is made. Major Trauma Protocol 1. Control severe bleeding with direct pressure or tourniquet. Extricate 2. Normal saline or saline lock.

n. Start one large bore IV normal saline if not already done. Body substance isolation precautions 2. reassess vital signs and initial assessment every 5 minutes during transport. Circulation c. inspect and dress wounds. h. Give 15 1/min oxygen by non-rebreather mask when available. distended abdomen. Perform rapid trauma survey or focused exam. radial pulse. If patient has uncontrolled external hemorrhage or internal hemorrhage is suspected.may use SKED e. Airway 4. Mechanism of injury b. Contact receiving hospital en route. Abnormal respirations or chest exam 3.i. j. f.3. Breathing 5. Decreased level of consciousness 2.. g. l. Scene size up 1. m. If patient has only external hemorrhage that has been controlled. Signs of conditions that rapidly lead to shock: tender.e. Scene hazards 3. Initial assessment 1. Perform ongoing exam . Abnormal circulation .monitor patient with cardiac monitor. Determine load and go situation 1. Cold Zone a. bilateral femur fractures d. Repeat if still in shock. assist ventilations as needed with BVM. i. Need for more help or equipment 5. Relieve airway obstructions. Perform detailed exam as time permits. pulse oximeter. CPR if needed . Splint fractures.goal is scene time under 5 minutes. EMT may request trauma team earlier. run IV at a rate sufficient to maintain peripheral perfusion . Number of patients 4.shock 4. Level of consciousness 3. General impression of the patient 2.blunt trauma cardiac arrests generally should not be resuscitated. Transport .remove tourniquets if possible. k. give 20cc/Kg and reassess. pelvic instability. Place patient on long backboard if available . 72 . Control major external bleeding .

referral and council for stress management or post-traumatic stress incidents. which would not be practical or prudent for current Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT divisions in any given crisis. J.S. K. to act as a “Media Officer” for victims to keep them “in the loop” during the crisis. Goals and Objectives A.I.D. F. II. benedictions. D. To provide insight for officers’ spouses. E. children. local churches. Personnel Staffing and Considerations 73 . for both officer and offended. III. Purpose The purpose of the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Chaplain Unit is to provide the team personnel. families and Command Staff. G. To seek out the “human factor” in various crisis and seek to meet those needs. To act as a liaison and provide coordination between various victims’ rights resources and officer support services. To act as an apologist to the public on Team actions. To act as liaison and representative for the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT with various C. inherent hazards. (See attached list) B. methods and procedures so as to gain voluntary compliance of displaced persons during evacuations. To assist with evacuations in non-hazardous environments as may be directed by Command Staff. At the direction of the Command Staff. H. Providing reciprocity for such services that have been offered to the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Team in time of need. or direct support to those in need. victims and support staff. To assist member jurisdictions with death notifications and subsequent support as may be requested and approved by the Command Staff. safety and support systems. To provide “ceremonial representation” for the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT officer’s in family funerals. To provide officer training. To act as an “interested. I. To provide a buffer between the “rule of law” and the “realities of life”. other family members or significant others relative to the Team’s expectations. yet disinterested” confidential sounding board on various issues for members. Bringing glory to our God through a service in His name to our fellow officers. To provide logistic assistance for both officers and victims as might be needed or directed by the Command Staff.Chaplain Unit I. speakers' bureau services or other functions as may be requested by the Command Staff. teams. C. member jurisdiction and victims with resources.

2. 4. 3. families and victims as described in the Goals and Objectives. 5. the Chaplain will assess those areas for which service might be needed and set out to establish means for meeting those needs. V.A. Someone who lives within or works within one of the member jurisdictions. a candidate should be either: an ordained Minister with a Church body which is licensed and recognized as such by the State government in which it originates. 5. or a Licensed Pastor within a Church body recognized by the State in which it originates. Procedures A. Assist with Team training as may be requested by the Command Staff. equipment maintaining. without compromising his/her personal values and faith. scheduling. Organization A. with the approval of the Executive Board. 24/7. procedures and tactical methods to a degree that they can answer for the Team as provided in the Goals and Objectives. 4. 3. In as much as the very title “Chaplain” suggests a spiritual foundation. will designate a lead Chaplain. 2. 2. 4. (Both participating and conducting training as directed). ethical and spiritual maturity. . Must pass a personal interview and have the unanimous approval of the Command Staff and Westshore Enforcement Bureau Chiefs of Police. Must submit to and pass a background check. family or departmental informational meetings as requested by the Command Staff. The Chaplain will take no direct action without the knowledge and consent of the 74 IV. The Chaplain will notify other Team Chaplains or member jurisdiction Chaplains for assistance as needed. Requirements for Chaplain (Post-appointment) 1. The lead Chaplain will recruit and pre-screen candidates as the Team may have need. Affirmatively seek out areas of service to Team members. Chaplains will be assigned for “on call” periods on a rotating basis. Be willing to conduct community. B. Be willing to meet with Command Staff as requested. or a lay person who functions under the direct supervision of and has the endorsement of the Ecclesiastical Authority of a Church body or Pastor licensed by the State government in which it originates. 3. 6. The “on call” Chaplain will respond to the designated member jurisdiction in the same manner that other Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT members do. Someone with a demonstrated heart for service to the needs of others. 7. Display moral. 6. and with the approval of the Command Staff. Be available for Team activation and call outs. reporting and any other correspondence needed. Make him/herself available for council or referral to council as needed in a nonproselytizing manner. The Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Command Staff. At the direction of the lead Chaplain. The lead Chaplain will be responsible for organizational needs. Requirements for Chaplain (Pre-appointment) 1. Review and learn Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT policy. Team Activation 1. With the assistance of the Command Staff. training. B.

incident Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander. The Chaplain Unit will seek to make its services available to members. and the Command Staff. the Chaplain will provide the Command Staff with a brief notification of the services or referrals offered. and followed by mention in a monthly activity report. Every effort will be made to protect the confidentiality of the requestor and the need. 2. 6. The “on call” Chaplain will provide a written report to the Command Staff as to the services provided during Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT activation. Should services or referrals be made available during non. 75 . family and victims as outlined in the goals and objectives at all times. B. Such notifications will be made by telephone or personal contact as soon as possible/practical after the contact or referral. 5. The “on call” Chaplain will act as a communication link between the Chaplains Unit.training or call out times. all other Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT divisions. Other Services 1.

narcotic or hallucinogen. RULE 4: USE OF ALCOHOL ON DUTY OR IN UNIFORM Members of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT shall not consume intoxicating beverages while in uniform or on duty. or creates excessive absenteeism in responding to team activations. In addition to other indicators of unsatisfactory performance. failure to produce timely documentation as required by Command Personnel. Members of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT shall not appear for duty or be on duty while under the influence of intoxicants to any degree whatsoever. or in any way fail to conform to the work standards established by Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. RULE 6: ABUSE OF POSITION 76 .USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS Members of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT shall not possess or use any controlled substances. regulations. Unsatisfactory performance may be demonstrated by failure to follow policies and procedures of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. and in a manner that the use of such does not offend or disturb others. requests. Members shall only use tobacco products at such time during activations and/or training when inactive (on break). or with an odor of intoxicants on their breath. regulations. team leaders or other designated Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT personnel. RULE 5: INSUBORDINATION Members of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT shall promptly obey any lawful orders. Assistant Commanders or team instructors. When any controlled substances are prescribed. This will include orders or instructions relayed from the Commander or Assistant Commanders by an officer of the same or lesser rank. intoxication or obnoxious or offensive behavior which discredits them or Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. while off duty. directives or orders of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT whether stated in this rule or elsewhere. the following will be considered prima facia evidence of unsatisfactory performance: repeated infractions of the rules. members shall notify Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander. instructions or directives relative to the day-to-day operations. except when prescribed in the treatment of the member by a physician or dentist.Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Rules and Regulations RULE 1: VIOLATION OF RULES Members of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT shall not commit any acts or omit any acts. shall refrain from consuming intoxicating beverages to the extent that it results in impairment. RULE 2: POSSESSION OF DRUGS . which could affect or impair their ability to function in their job. which constitute a violation of any of the rules. Members shall perform their duties in a manner that will maintain the highest standards of efficiency in carrying out the function and objectives of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. RULE 3: UNSATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE Members shall maintain sufficient competency to properly perform their duties and assume the responsibility of their positions. given by the Commander. directives or orders of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. failure to pass any required qualification for membership. Members of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT.

RULE 12: USE OF ISSUED EQUIPMENT Members of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT shall use Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT equipment for its intended purpose and in accordance with established Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT procedures. well-groomed appearance. 3. obscene. Members of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT shall not address public gatherings. Obtaining privileges not otherwise available to them except in the performance of duty. shall wear uniforms in accordance with the rules and regulations. Members shall not lend to another person their identification cards or uniform. religion. RULE 11: ABUSE OF PROCESS Members shall not intentionally make false accusations of a criminal charge. 2. by speech. photograph or title Members of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT shall not authorize the use of their names. Use of official position or identification Members of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT shall not use their official position for: 1. RULE 9: PERSONAL APPEARANCE Members of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. Personal or financial gain.A. interferes with the maintenance of discipline or is made with reckless disregard for truth or falsity. RULE 10: TELEPHONE / CHANGE OF ADDRESS Members of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT shall have telephones in their residences and shall immediately report any change of telephone numbers or addresses to their Commander and to such other persons as may be appropriate. and shall not abuse. politics. damage or lose Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT equipment. or permit them to be photographed or reproduced without the approval of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander. RULE 8: PUBLIC STATEMENTS AND APPEARANCES Members of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT shall not publicly criticize or ridicule Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. profane or insolent language or gestures and shall not express any prejudices concerning race. writing or other expression is defamatory. Members shall be tactful in the performance of their duties. All Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT equipment issued to members shall be maintained in proper order. it's policies or other members. act as correspondent to a newspaper or periodical. B. writing or other expression where such speech. national origin. Use of name. Members on duty shall maintain a neat. prepare any articles for publication. except when acting under proper and specific orders from the Commander. appear on radio or television. and shall control their tempers and exercise the utmost patience and discretion and shall not engage in argumentative discussions. on duty. or release or divulge investigative information or any other matters of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT while holding themselves out as representing Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT in such manner without proper authority. unlawful. lifestyles or similar personal characteristics. even in the face of extreme provocation. Avoiding consequences of illegal acts. undermines the effectiveness of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. In the performance of their duties. Equipment will be returned to Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT 77 . photographs or official titles that identify them as Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT members in connection with testimonials or advertisements or any commodity or commercial enterprise without the approval of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Commander. members shall not use course. RULE 7: COURTESY Members of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT shall be courteous to the public. sex.

RULE 17: REPORTS OF INJURY OR ILLNESS INCURRED IN TRAINING OR CALLOUTS Members of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT shall immediately report any injury or illness incurred as a result of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT training or callouts to Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT medic staff. RULE 12: TREATMENT OF PERSONS IN CUSTODY Members of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT shall not mistreat persons who are in their custody. Members shall use weapons in accordance with the law and Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT procedures. COUNTY PROSECUTORS' OFFICE CONTACTS 78 . RULE 18: FALSIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS Members of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT shall complete all documentation with the highest degree of honesty and integrity. RULE 16: ARREST. Members shall use force in accordance with the law and Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT procedures. is not in accordance with the law and Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT procedure. Equipment carried and or stored in a motor vehicle shall be secured out of sight and shall be secured behind lock and key in either the trunk or vehicle interior. RULE 14: USE OF FORCE Members shall not use more force in any situation than is reasonably necessary under the circumstances. search or seizure. Members shall not falsify any document including required testing forms as well as member activation reports.Commander upon request. which they know or should have known. SEARCH AND SEIZURE Members shall not make any arrest. RULE 15: USE OF WEAPONS Members shall not use or handle weapons in a careless or imprudent manner. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT equipment stored at the member's residence shall be secured behind lock and key and never accessible to unauthorized persons or children. replacement or termination of service. Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT members shall take great care in the transportation and storage of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT issued equipment. Members shall handle such persons in accordance with the law and Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT procedures.

City of Fairview Park Prosecutor John Castele (440) 250-0998 (Home) (440) 227-5188 (Cell) (216) 241-7255 (Office) 3. City of Lakewood Prosecutor Regis McGann (216) 696-7883 (Office) (440) 892-0446 (Home) (216) 807-1662 (Pager) (216) 469-8487 (Cell) 4. City of North Olmsted Prosecutor Dan Ryan (440) 777-3535 (Office) 5. Patrick Kelly Assistant Prosecutor (216) 441-6607 (Home) (216) 543-0196 (Cell) (216) 698-2719 (Office) Individual City Prosecutor's Office 1. City of Westlake Prosecutor John Wheeler (440) 522-0800 (Office) 79 .Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office 1. City of Bay Village Prosecutor Gary Hotz (440) 892-1990 (Office) 2. City of Rocky River Prosecutor Gary Hotz (440) 892-1990 (Office) 6.

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