In this lesson you will learn how to plan and execute a raid.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Plan and execute a raid.
You will have this subcourse.
You must earn a score of 70 percent on the final subcourse
examination to demonstrate competency.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the
following publication: FM 19-20.
a. A police raid is an organized, surprise attack on a building or area.
It is done to effect an apprehension or to prevent the commission of a crime;
it may also be done to recover property or to secure evidence. The extent to
which a raid is organized will depend upon the nature of the case and the time
In some cases, the raid is quickly improvised with only a few
In other cases, the operation is planned down to the last
In either case, the person in charge of the raid should be well-
trained in raid techniques. This is because a poorly conducted raid may result
in personal injury and a failure to reach the desired goals.
b. There are two types of raids: The hasty and the planned. As the name
implies, a hasty raid is conducted with a minimum of planning. Generally, this
is due to a lack of time, or to unexpected situations. A planned raid, on the
other hand, is a carefully detailed operation. It is detailed with respect to
mission, preparations, methods of execution, reconnaissance, and briefings.
Hasty raids are the exception, since most raids are the result of an extended