information on prisoners apprehended and property seized.
He will prepare
necessary receipts or inventories for any evidence taken or property recovered.
He will also prepare the after-action report.
(d) The remaining members of the raiding party are assigned to
definite teams. Excess personnel available should be designated as reserves.
Personnel selected for the raiding party should be MP or MPIs.
chosen should be adaptable enough to meet any situation that may arise; they
must not be overly excitable, but they must have good judgement.
obey orders implicitly.
They should have the ability to communicate.
should be able to handle firearms, be experienced in conducting raids, and if
ever required, be fluent in a foreign language.
As the raid commander must
control the position and movement of all personnel throughout the raid, the
number of men should be limited.
It should include only those necessary to
(4) Signals to be Used. The raid commander must maintain the closest
possible contact with all members of the party throughout the raid.
raider must know the signals to be used.
These would include signals
indicating the beginning and completion of the raid, the opening and cessation
of fire, and advance or withdrawal.
Signals are also necessary for the
recognition of raid party members. The selection of the methods for signaling
will depend on what is available and the practicality of their use.
Consideration should be given to the use of any of the following: radio,
flashlight, whistle, vehicle horn or lights, public address system, flag, hand
Three types of vehicles are required and planned
for during a raid.
There must first be enough vehicles to transport all
raiding party members and their equipment to the raid scene. Secondly, there
must be vehicles to transport prisoners or property seized back to the
headquarters area. Thirdly, a sedan in good condition should be provided for
possible use during any escape attempt.
The raid commander determines the number and types of
weapons to be used. He establishes a definite policy regarding their use. His
objective is to eliminate unnecessary personal injury to the subject or to
innocent persons. The raid commander's briefing of raid personnel is specific
regarding this policy and issue of weapons. The duties and movements of the
various raiding party members should be so planned that maximum fire coverage
will be obtained without danger of cross fire.
Fields of fire should be
clearly defined by the raid commander.
Fields of fire designate the area a
person is authorized to fire into.
The area can be designated by specific
points on the ground. (This is the preferred way): investigator "A" covers the
area between the window and the tree; investigator "B" covers the area between
the tree and the door. Or, fields of fire can be designated by grid azimuths.
Each member of the raiding party is normally equipped with a sidearm.
addition, shotguns, chemicals/launchers, and rifles are brought, if needed.