Friday, July 11, 2008

APD Programs - Foothill Special Enforcement Team

APD participates in a regional SWAT unit with several other municipal police agencies, known as the Foothill Special Enforcement Team (FSET). Participating agencies include; Arcadia, Glendora, Monrovia and La Verne. Each Police Department dedicates a number of officers, supervisors and equipment to the program. The group is guided by an MOU or contract agreed to by each City. A local cable channel recorded scenes from a training exercise which aired in Glendora. Some of the footage and interviews can be seen on YouTube. The team trains twice monthly and each member has attended various SWAT schools offered by such units as LA County Sheriff SEB, LAPD SWAT, and FBI SWAT. FSET is a well trained unit that is capable of responding to virtually any emergency situation. The La Verne Police Department also has a section dedicated to FSET on their website HERE.

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