is there still an fbi hostage rescue team? if so, what are the requirements and what is training like?
- J.W.Lv 76 years agoFavorite Answer
Yes. The FBI's Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) was established in 1983 to be a national level counterterrorist unit, offering a tactical option for any extraordinary hostage crisis or other law enforcement situation that may occur within the United States. Today, HRT responds to the most urgent and complex FBI cases in the U.S. and abroad. It is part of the Tactical Support Branch of the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG), and is based at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
The HRT is organized into Tactical Units, each of which is made up of assaulter and sniper/observer Operators. These tactical elements are supported by a Tactical Helicopter Unit, Tactical Mobility Team, logistics, intelligence, communications, and command staffs.
Selection to HRT is open to all FBI Special Agents who have achieved a prescribed level of FBI investigative experience, are recommended to come to the HRT selection course by their Special Agent in Charge based on the quality of their work, and have demonstrated excellent firearms and physical fitness skills.Source(s): https://www.fbijobs.gov/116.asp
- AtticusLv 46 years ago
Yes there still is, but you have to have a special operations background, and Call of duty doesn't count.
But the HRT doesn't do much but train and train, they've never participated in a real hostage rescue before, you're better off in SWAT if you can make it.