The special intervention units purpose is to carry out complex missions and operations which require a high level of professionalism and combat readiness. The unit must be able to operate sophisticated and exceptional technical equipment and work independently.
Special intervention units aim to carry out the following in situations of prisoners riots or hostages;
ØDispersing gatherings and riots inside the prison
Ø Freeing hostages- prisoners or guards
Ø Special police tasks- combating crime which occur inside the prison
Ø Arresting wanted criminals or suspects inside the prison
Ø Negotiating and gaining control over prisoners during hostages crisis or riots ØControlling prisoners attempting suicide
Basic training in team combat
• Introducing the prison and its system and services
• Prison’s security and methods of operation
• Dealing with traumatic events
1. General training with different weapons from basic to advanced level.
2. Operating neutralizing weapons including weapons aimed to neutralize the attacker without causing injury
3. Contact combat training (Krav Maga):
1st training unit – Weak points, knowledge of combat techniques, fist and kicks, drills in aggressiveness, defense against strangling, bolts and seizures, attack and defense, ground combat;
2nd training unit – Drills in aggressiveness, releasing from seizures & strangling the opponent, control & neutralizing without using violent reaction, neutralizing a non- violent threat (pushing, hand grasping, spitting, throwing of objects), combat and 360 degrees recovery, combat without/with weapon.
3rd training unit – Defense against a knife attack, defense against a stick/object, defense against a pistol, neutralizing the opponent by a peripheral attack, drilling of unconventional surprise conditions, attacking the opponent with conventional objects( keys, sprays, pen, etc.)
• Operating neutralizing weapons when dealing with riots disturbances
• The use of shields and protectors designed especially for prisons.
• Combating inside structures from various types confronting cold or hot weapon
• Dispersing prisoner’s gatherings and riots
• Intervention in emergencies situations of holding hostages
• Dedicated weapons training: shotguns and sniper rifles
Tactic combined exercises
Training exercises simulating emergency situations, for example arresting and isolating violent prisoners, gaining control over prisoners during hostages crisis.
At this stage the teams will unite in joint exercises simulating complex missions and scenarios.
The teams will be called upon to use their training in resolving the different situations using the techniques studied during the course.
Further training required
Unit commanders: After undergoing the special unit training course
Instructors: After undergoing the special units’ course they will undergo training and be qualified in keeping the high standard of the unit in firing and fighting abilities.
Negotiating team: Field intelligence and negotiating team