S.W.A.T. - Special Weapons And Tactics
This topic provides general information about S.W.A.T., its squad rules as well as roster and how one can apply for becoming a member of S.W.A.T. .
Gang / Squad Level: 5
Bank Balance: ~$200.000.000
Base Location: The S.W.A.T. Headquarters is located just north of the San Fierro bank.
S.W.A.T. is a squad of the most elite cops on SAES:RPG; also it is the longest serving gang/squad on the server. We also have the reputation of being the greatest squad in SAES history, so joining SWAT is a great achievement.
Whereas some gang names are something rather pointless, our organisation name actually is actually derived from its real life equivalents which goes great for RP purposes. So what does "S.W.A.T." mean? S.W.A.T. - Special = We specialise in dangerous and violent situations like hostage situations, bank robs, bomb threats, etc. situations like these are not to be handled by normal patrol officers, instead specialised teams will take over.
S.W.A.T. - Weapons = We use a variety of weapons ranging from lethal and non-lethal weapons, including: M4 assault rifles, MP5 submachine guns, sniper rifles, shotguns equipped with rubber bullets to slow down fleeing suspects, tazer and flash bangs.
S.W.A.T. - And Tactics = SWAT uses a variety of tactics that are unique to the squad itself, you will not find these tactics being used in other gangs as they do not have the skill to pull them off. We use tactics to make sure that we arrest someone as quickly and efficiently as we can with the least civilian casualties possible, as well as minimal damage to SWAT.
We were founded around the 1st -10th of May in 2010 in Los Santos on the SAES RPG Server. Our goal was it to build up a strong, hard operating troop to bring more peace to the streets of San Andreas Country. Ghost722nd and Volk were the founders and leaders for a long time.
They tried to find nice, friendly and especially skilled recruits. The squad has long history of cooperation with the Desert Eagles, the millitary units stationed in San Andreads, as well. Sometimes we carry out roleplays and defend transports or guard VIPs. One of our top priorities however, is catching highly wanted and dangerous suspects as well as dissolving bank robberies. In June 2010 we got a new liason called Tuna.
He's a part of the SAES HQ and one of the main scripters. His mission is to help us in important questions about the squad and appraises what we're doing. All of us are normal players who like to play in a team. Because as a team we can operate harder and straighter! One of our members founded the SAPO, the San Andreas Pilot Organisation. His name was Nikolai. He had to leave the squad to build up the SAPO, since you can only be in one squad/gang.
At our training days we improve our skills and try to work like the real S.W.A.T. guys.
Having fun is very important for us, because after all it is a game not real life. But we will operate professionally and bring more peace for all players of the server. After Tuna had left SAES, Martijn became our new liason. He's a really nice person and a good friend for us! We look positive in the future with him! After a big disappointment of Volk, he had to retire his job as co-leader of the squad! Husky got the job of the co-leader! After endless fun with the members of the CLO and DE, Husky retired his job as well and gone back to reallife. The squad elected D-MON as their new co-leader. In May 2011 the normal spawn for the SWAT Units got removed and we were replaced instead of it, which made out of us the real elite of San Andreas. Furthermore, we formed alliances different squads, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigations and MI-6, as well as the San Andreas Police Acedemy. Our goal is it now to take over more control of all police departments to make out of this server a better place for all players.
After D-MON retired to join SAES and become SWAT liason, Bambook became vice leader, but soon after he became inactive and a change to the HQ team was needed! But before this, it was found that all SAES members could join any gang as a normal member. Naturally many SAES members joined SWAT after having previously left to join SAES. This boosted our members count by a lot and we strived and served for the community.
With the introduction of Biker Boyz and Global Trust, Ghost722nd left to lead Global Trust and a lot of SAES members left SWAT to join zZenoms project. Because of the loss of our leadership and founder, a new leader was elected, Killer89 / Magnus, and a new vice leader, Galaxy. With the new leadership in place, a new HQ team was chosen, with promotions given to Nathan and Mega9 to join the HQ.
S.W.A.T. was given the level 6 before all these new levels were added, so we was were* given the long awaited armour, health pickup, tear gas and faster SWAT tanks. As well as more vehicles and tear gas immunity, we became truely unique.
We also closed recruitment to applications at this time. But now that the new gang levels are out, our armour was removed and the introduction of shaders, allowing multiple organisations to use the same skin with different appearances, and other changes we are now a normal squad like everyone else. However, we are a squad with a lot of skilled police officers and a great history.
What are we looking for in our applicants?
S.W.A.T. needs great cops, and by great we mean damn great cops. No slacking will be accepted in S.W.A.T. as we are the best.
You are to be active on TS or other forms of verbal communication, as well as being active on the forums and ingame. But as said, TS is one of the most important things as it leads to great communication and improves teamwork a lot.
You need to be active and have been playing on the server for quite some time, and you are expected to play in the future. Server, map and policing knowledge, as well as tactical thinking are required. We dislike seeing inactivity, therefore anyone that is inactive without letting us know, will be removed from the squad.
By joining S.W.A.T and using our tags you are representing us, regardless what class you are actually spawned as. As a result, you are expected to follow the sever rules as well as our squad rules at all times.
You should attend as many trainings and RPs as you can, these will be announced on the SWAT forum.
The following rules are the most basic rules of our squad. Everyone, no matter what rank they are, is expected to follow them at all times. :-
Follow all the in game server rules (F1)
Be active within the game, your expected to be on for around 4-5 hours a week, if your going to be inactive please tell us. Anyone failing to do will possibly find himself kicked from the squad
Be a fair and honorable within the game, a bit of trolling is ok, but dont be a total dick.
Follow all orders from high rank members and HQ, if you fail to do so you will be punished.
When we do RPs and trainings, try and act like a real SWAT team, show it in your play style also.
Remember: You are a cop and not a criminal, so always try to arrest them before you kill them.
If you receive 3 warning levels within S.W.A.T. at a time, you will be kicked.
Always wear the [SWAT] or [SWAT*] (if on probation) tags at all times, no matter what spawn your in (except on special occasions).
Dont arrest players under 10 stars. If you do you will be given a warning level.
Teamwork is key. Group up and work together as much as possible.
Spawning with stars
1-3 stars: You can continue patrolling. I would be better to bribe someone because of some newbie police officers.
3-10 stars: Ask a S.W.A.T. member or a police officer to offer a bribe so that you can continue your work. You are not allowed to go on patrol with this amount of stars!
11-36 stars: You need to spawn as another class not as SWAT and bribe or spend time in jail, etc.
Squad Roster & Ranks
Current member count: 47
We rarely show our ranks / HQ tags ingame, so use the roster as reference if you wish to know who is at which level in S.W.A.T.
Commander (Level 5 - Squad Leader)
Vice Commander (Level 4 - Squad Vice Leader)
General (Level 4 - HQ member)
Colonel (Level 4 - HQ member)
Major (Level 3)
Captain (Level 3)
Lieutenant (Level 2)
Sergeant (Level 1)
Private (Level 1)
Recruits (Level 0)
Honorary Members ([former] Major+ or on special occasions)
Possible results for applications
Accepted - You posted a decent application and showed yourself ingame interested in joining the squad. Find a member of the HQ team (check the roster) to get tested.
Pending - We are not too sure sure about your application. Show yourself ingame to receive more feedback.
Denied - The application is poorly written / does not use the current format / does not meet the expected standards or your attitude ingame was received negatively. You can apply again after at least 1 week has passed.
Banned / Perma Denied - Your application or behaviour was received very negatively. Do not apply again as the outcome will not change.
If you want to join S.W.A.T., you will have to fill out the following application format. Failing to meet the requirements will instantly get you denied so put some thought into it. In case your application gets accepted, you will then be tested ingame by a HQ. (Contact a HQ member ingame for a test and if he has time he will test you).
I. Personal Info
Username / Account-name:
Rate your English skill level (A1-C2; click for reference):
Do you use Teamspeak/IRC:
Tell us about yourself (Requirements: minimum 50 words; cohesive text):
II. In-game experience
When did you join the server:
How much do you play each day:
Name the reason(s) for leaving:
Current group memberships:
Previous SAES ban(s)/kick(s)/punishment(s):
Name the reasons why you received these punishments:
III. Personal skills and knowledge
(*= this question has to be answered in full sentences)
Why do you want to join S.W.A.T.*:
Why do you think you will be good for S.W.A.T.*:
Describe a SWAT specific RP and how you would approach the chosen situation (Requirements: minimum 200 words)*: