Only on WKRG News 5: A Look at Mobile’s Regional SWAT Training Center
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Mobile is home to the region’s regional SWAT training program. Mobile Police invited WKRG News 5, showing us an exclusive look at the kind of training needed to become a SWAT officer.
We can’t tell you exactly where the training facility is, but these officers are placed in realistic scenarios that keep them and our communities safe.
“It’s one of the best schools in this area and we’re really proud to be able to host it,” Prine said.
The test day involves four different scenarios that SWAT officers can expect to encounter in real life. We’re not able to show you any part of the formation, because then the bad guys would know.
“Their tactics and the training they’re learning is a highly skilled operation, and that’s so important, especially on what we call high-risk or high-risk arrest warrants, and so there’s training special that goes with it because the type of individuals we’re looking for,” Prine said.
Some formations look like what you would expect to see, but other parts use technology such as disposable robot cameras to keep our officers safe.
We asked Chief Paul Prine what he wanted you to know about Mobile’s SWAT training. He said: “They are officers when they are needed. They are highly trained and the best officers we have to offer to fight these types of crimes that we have to deal with.”
Each training session lasts one week.