straight on. When entering, they should open the door with a hard push. This
ensures there is no one hiding behind it. At the same time, they should always
remain under the protection of the walls beside the door.
d. When the raid commander signals the completion of the raid, all members
of the raiding party should assemble at the rallying point. All personnel and
property are accounted for before the party leaves the scene of the raid. The
raid commander may, when necessary, leave guards at the scene of the raid. The
guards will observe or apprehend possible accomplices of the subject(s).
Priorities of Force.
a. The priorities of force to be used in a raid are the following:
(1) The Call Out.
Here, the raid commander stresses the futility of
escape and the overwhelming odds against the subject.
The commander also
stresses the certainty of just and fair treatment. He demands that the subject
throw down his weapons and exit with hands held high.
(2) The Force Out.
subject is forced out by any means which will ensure a minimum of physical harm
to property or to the subject.
(3) The Kick In.
accomplishment of the mission is used.
b. When establishing the priority of force for a raid, consideration must
be given to each method listed above.
The raid commander should study each
priority of force against the intelligence data obtained. He should eliminate
those he feels will not accomplish the mission. The force used should be the
minimum necessary to do the job.
Depending on the circumstances, the raid
commander may select the kick in as the first and only priority of force.
However, if all three priorities are to be used, they should be used in the
sequence outlined above.
The entering team remains close by the commander.
They should be prepared to execute the selected force.
8. After-Action Report. After the raid, there should be a debriefing of all
One purpose of debriefing is to determine adequacy of the
Another purpose is to get recommendations for the
improvement of future raids. All information thus received should be included
in an after-action report. This should be placed on file for future reference.
The after-action report should contain a brief synopsis of the overall
Then, a written record will be available to substantiate the
actions of the raiding party.
9. Checklist of Equipment.
The following is a list of some of the equipment
that may be used in a raid:
a. Hand weapons (pistols, revolvers).