NYPD Emergency Services Unit or NYPD ESU
If you want to be a member of the SWAT TEAM for NYPD you must understand that the process is not an easy one. First thing first, you must realize that members of the NYPD swat team are in great physical shape. They are highly trained police officers, who are extremely self sufficient, alert and ready for combat 24/7. They are elite, specially trained police officers similar to the green beret of the military.
Before you can apply to become a swat officer for the New York Police Department, you must first spend time on the street as a patrolman. Therefore you must go through the selection process just like any other applicant. You can’t apply to be a SWAT officer unless you’ve been a police officer for at least a year.
New York Police Department SWAT team requirements:
- You must be at least 21 years old
- You must have spent at least 1 year on patrol
- You must be a United States Citizens
- You must not have been convicted of a felony
- You must not be have any cases pending before hiring
- You must have a high school degree