b. An objective rallying point should be established in a secure location
away from the raid objective. Here, a final check of personnel and equipment
can be made; the raid commander conducts a reconnaissance of the area when
necessary, and raid plans are confirmed. Participants move from here to their
positions as silently as possible.
As far as possible, movements of the
various teams are arranged and coordinated so that all reach their positions at
about the same time. This improves that party's capability for decisive action
if prematurely detected by the subjects. A signal is given as each raider or
team reaches his assigned position.
(1) Security Team. The team(s) of the security force move to positions
from which they can secure the raid area. They surround the area to be raided.
They establish a cordon and/or roadblocks as needed. Once the raid has begun,
they provide security for the entering team.
They prevent entry into, or
escape from, the objective area.
If vehicles belonging to the subject are
found in the area, they are made inoperative by the simplest means possible.
The security team(s) remain in place until directed to move by the raid
(2) Entering Team.
The team enters into the objective area and
apprehends subjects. The team also seizes property or evidence as required.
(3) Prisoner Team. The team takes charge of all prisoners apprehended.
They search, identify, and transport prisoners to the detention or confinement
(4) Medical Team. The team sets up in a location close to the objective
area. There they arrange for the emergency medical care of any injured person.
The team should have the means for rapid evacuation of all seriously injured
(5) Specialty Team.
A special detail is designated to handle any
situation that cannot be done by one of the other teams.
They might work
undercover in the objective area prior to the arrival of the raiding party.
They may disrupt communication, or stop elevators.
(6) Reserve Team.
A portion remains mobile.
This team reacts on
party and subjects may be by telephone or public address system.
subject(s) upon instruction on how to surrender complies and leaves the
building or area, he should not be allowed to reenter.
They should be
They should be subjected then to a thorough search.
Should the subject, upon instruction, refuse to surrender, entrance to the
building or area must be made.
Entrance may also be made if it has been
decided to proceed secretly with the raid. Those designated to enter will take
advantage of all cover afforded.
This may be in the form of walls, hedges,
and/or buildings. Normally, only one entrance will be used to gain access to a
building. This prevents mistaking a member of the raiding party for a subject.
Investigators should approach a door from the side rather than