So I was watching that mediocre S.W.A.T. movie, starring Mr. Eyebrows himself, Colin Farrel. In one scene, they are at a kid’s birthday party and they get paged. Responding to the emrgency, they leave, get suited up, and defeat the bad guys.
Given the time it would take them to get to the station, get all their stuff, and go to the crime scene, the villains would have been able to rob the bank, walk to McDonald’s for lunch, and play a leisurely game of checkers afterward.
So in real life, how long does it take a SWAT team to respond to a crisis? Do they keep members on standby 24 hours a day or what?