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Alot of people I talk to around where I live dont exactly believe that females have the potential to be SWAT officers. They say that women dont have the physical strength that is required for the job. I on the other hand believe that women can do almost anything that men can do. What do you think?


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CitarellaSWAT says ...



Alot of people I talk to around where I live dont exactly believe that females have the potential to be SWAT officers. They say that women dont have the physical strength that is required for the job. I on the other hand believe that women can do almost anything that men can do. What do you think?



I'm not a LEO by any means but I have done Muay Thai with some grappling on the side for almost two years and I have fought with both women and men in training. I've had my butt handed to me many times by both yet I have been able to knock men down and make them tapout. I've been told by plenty of people that women shouldn't fight with the men in training and I think that's BS because I've been in many classes where I was the only female yet I managed to keep up with the boys just fine as far as strength and endurance goes.


I think women can be anything they want to be as long as they put the hard work, effort and dedication into it.


Adapt, improvise and overcome.
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SWAT is not just based upon brawn and muscle.  It takes a team of very dedicated, intelligent, well trained individuals and females can fit into a team very well.  There are a lot of aspects to a SWAT team, not just the Tactical Entry Team.  There are Snipers, Negotiators, Perimeter Team, etc.........many roles to be filled that do not require a huge amount of body strength ( although you must be as physically fit as you can perosnally be).  Only the very best, male or female, need apply!



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I think you are right... And I know some of the women on swat!  They rock at it!!!


Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.

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It doesnt matter if your male or female. Your required to pull your own weight and more. its about the team, its about getting the job done safely and ensuring the person next to you goes home alive. talk to cheap, and people normally talk trash about what they dont understand and what scares them. If you can make it on SWAT, then amen. if not, then its not your calling. I agree with Retleo, its not all about the strongest guy or gal, its based on how well you can work as a team.