Can I be a SWAT officer?

The San Mateo Police Department participates in a regional SWAT team. Our SWAT team is comprised of an elite group of members who train in the latest special weapons and tactics. After learning the fundamentals of patrol and successfully passing probation, you may test for SWAT.

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1. What are the different ranks at the police department?
2. How many specialty assignments are there?
3. Can I apply to be a Crime Scene Investigator?
4. Can I apply to be a detective and skip working patrol?
5. Can I be a SWAT officer?
6. Do I have to work the jail before becoming a patrol officer?