Serving High Risk Warrant Essay

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Topic: Serving high risk warrants
Research Question: What are the various ways to serve high risk warrants?
Hypothesis: There is a systematic way of serving high risk warrants based on the priorities of life that will reduce injury or death of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) operators. Null Hypothesis: There is no statistically significant difference between the various ways of serving high risk warrants and the reduction of injuries or death of SWAT operators.

Research Design: The method of gathering data will be through a survey from participating agencies that have
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The rationale behind my hypothesis is that there are several ways to serve an arrest or search warrant while keeping the priorities of life in mind and ultimately minimizing the risk of injury or death to all that are involved. The best ways that have been developed while serving high risk warrants are take down and away, surround and call out, breach and hold, limited penetration, and controlled entry. These ways of serving a warrant are a systematic way based on the intelligence of the structure, suspects, and the priorities of life that are outlined in the NTOA SWAT standards (NTOA, 2008). The priorities of life are hostages or victims, innocent by-standers, police or first responders, and suspects. The rationale behind my null hypothesis is that to date, there is no statistically significant difference between the various ways of serving high risk warrants and the reduction of injury or death of SWAT operators. Choosing different ways to serve a high risk warrant does not fully prevent injury or death of SWAT operators, but it has been proven to drastically reduce the probability of injury or death. The reason why I feel that there is no statistically significant difference between the various ways of serving high risk warrants and the reduction of injury or death of SWAT operators is because there are no two warrants that are exactly alike. Every warrant is different from the
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