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The staties have their jobs, and the locals theirs. The state can supply professionals who train together on a frequent basis. The locals can supply citizens from different departmental cultures who do not train with the regularity of the SP...

The major complaint I have heard is the "response time" of the SP...it doesn't get any quicker with local associations, especially as they increase their geographical area. Too, if a citizen is barricaded at a location, there is time allotted to "negotiators" that allow us (read: the police) to get our people into position...this renders any argument for local regional swat/stop teams specious.

The SP serve the local authorities...they do not "swan in" and take control of the situation. The host PD's familiarity with a particular citizen is vital intelligence and will not be disregarded by the SP...

I guess what it boils down to is a bunch of guys wanting to be "neat". Hey, we have enough "neat guys" on the SP...let them do their thing...let the locals do theirs.
 
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