Do you have to be police officer first to become a S.W.A.T. member?
You have to be a Police Officer before you become a S.W.A.T member. This is the first significant requirement to becoming a SWAT officer on an assignment basis. You have to follow the law enforcement training regulations established in your state as well. Find out more at http://www.innerbody.com/careers-in-criminal-justice/how-to-become-a-swat-officer.html.
But if you do want to do SWAT don't become a Navy seal...because they will tell you that you're over qualified. Essentially they know you will not obey ludicrous orders and tactics.