Troy D. Thomas


SWAT TEAM LEADER (2007 to Present)
- Police Officer - Los Angeles

(Work Permit on File)

SWAT TEAM LEADER Responsibilities:
Senior SWAT Officer who has been selected to command the entry team on all high risk situations. Generally formulates all tactical plans that are initiated in response to Barricaded subjects, Hostage Rescue & High Risk Warrants. Team Leaders provide instruction for all SWAT Officers regarding the different SWAT disciplines. Disciplines that include Entry Tactics, Snipers, Breaching techniques (includes explosives), Climbing/Rappelling & all SWAT Weapons.

SWAT TEAM ELEMENT MEMBER (1998-2007): An Officer trained in the use of special weapons and tactics who is utilized in various capacities which include:

* Building entry
* Barricaded Suspect Deployment
* Hostage Rescue
* Sniper Deployments
* Delivery of chemical agents
* High Risk Suspect Apprehension
* High Risk Warrants
* Dignitary Protection
* Explosive Breaching
* Climbing Rappelling
* Tactical Waterborne Deployment (Divers)

Police Officer (1990 to Present-21 Years)

* Various field assignments that include:
* Patrol
* Narcotics Investigations
* Gang Suppression
* Field Training Officer

Instructor Development Course – Police Officers - Los Angeles (IDC)

* Received department certification regarding instructor development which is mandated when instructing all police officers in Los Angeles that includes SWAT Officers.
* Lead Climbing Cadre Team Leader responsible for training new members in proper Climbing and rappelling techniques, building of anchor systems for tactical climbing and rappelling.
* Sniper Cadre Team Leader responsible for the training and development of new Snipers deployed within the Cadre.
*Instructed and trained with such elite units as DELTA FORCE, NAVY SEALS, MARINE S.O.T.G., S.E.K.

SWAT School Instructor:

* Senior instructor who trains ALL new SWAT Officers during three month basic SWAT school.

Firearms Instructor:

* Department certified handgun, shotgun & rifle instructor (Includes SWAT Weapons)


* Certified by the American Red Cross in First Aid - 2001 (current)
* Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office & Power Point
* Certified HRST Master / USMC
* High Angle Mountain Climbing, Rappelling, Rescue / USMC /MMWTC


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