Tactical Response Group
Officers within the Tactical Response Group (TRG) are trained to work in 'high risk' situations. They provide support to other areas of the Western Australia Police as well as other agencies.
Tasks include dealing with armed offenders, attending sieges and providing a State wide counter-terrorist capability. As well as tactical operators other specialist positions within the TRG are marksman, bomb technicians, tactical intelligence and negotiators.
Tactical operators stationed at the TRG undergo training in a range of areas, including but not limited to tactical roping, fieldcraft, water borne operations, medic's courses and training in the use of chemical, biological and radiological equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus and various weapons systems.
The TRG selection process for tactical operators is extremely challenging and only a small percentage of applicants are successful. Police officers interested in a tactical operators position at the TRG must have successfully completed probation. There are no specific pre-requisites, however applicants are required to successfully complete rigorous psychological and physical testing and a close quarters tactics course to gain entry into the unit.
Officers wishing to pursue a career at the TRG Bomb Response Unit must have completed the National Counter Terrorism Course or possess an equivalent military qualification. Whilst there are no specific pre-requisites, a background in electronics would be an advantage.
Pre-selection for the TRG involves a psychological assessment, mechanical reasoning test and basic suitability test.
Constables may seek transfer to the TRG once they have successfully completed the probationary period.