Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Science (MS)
Peter B. Kraska
Gary W. Potter
Victor E. Kappeler
The purpose of this study is to investigate the formation of SWAT teams on college campuses and some of the reasoning behind their deployments. The study provides an overview of the early formation of SWAT, policing in a college setting and finally the creation of such teams that began in municipal policing but have migrated into campus law enforcement.
Data for this study was collected using a 20 question survey sent to college campuses that are members of IACLEA or International association of college law enforcement administrators. The return rate was 37% and the surveys were analyzed using SPSS version 20.
The results provide some support for the idea that campus SWAT teams were not formed for the traditional role of SWAT, such as the barricaded subject, terrorist incident but for high risk warrant service, drug incidents.
Copyright 2015 Paul Grant
Grant, Paul, "The Formation and Deployment of SWAT in the Ivory Towers" (2015). Online Theses and Dissertations. 264.