Essential Job Functions of Tactical Team Members
Tactical team job functions often fall within three general categories: 1) use of specialized weapons and equipment (e.g., respirators); 2) team tactics; and 3) decision-making. There is no national standard set of essential job functions for tactical team members. Appendix C presents a list of common job functions of tactical team members gathered from various sources. Individual agencies will determine their tactical team member essential job functions.
Respirator use is the essential tactical team member job function most likely to create additional medical requirements.
Tactical team members may have different physical fitness requirements compared to patrol officers, due to their respirator use, heavy equipment and specialized missions. These requirements are not a medical issue and are best addressed by each individual agency. Appendix B presents further information on missions of tactical teams.