The Wheels of Justice

SWAT Vehicles

Sergeant James Post The saying on one of my favorite T-shirts reads, “It’s all fun and games until SWAT comes.” The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is often cited as being the origin of SWAT teams in America; however, the first SWAT team was actually formed in Philadelphia in 1964. This was a 100 man unit organized to combat bank robberies, a far cry from the activities they now perform around the country. The LAPD SWAT team was actually created…

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