Thunder Squad

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Thunder Squad
Pīlì Xiǎozǔ
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Arm patch of Thunder Squad
Agency overview
Employees200 personnel
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction Republic of China
General nature
Specialist jurisdiction
  • Counter terrorism, special weapons operations. Protection of internationally protected persons, other very important persons, and-or of state property of significance.
Operational structure
Parent agency National Police Agency, ROC (Taiwan)

Thunder Squad (Chinese :霹靂小組; pinyin :Pīlì Xiǎozǔ) is a special services unit of the National Police Agency in Taiwan, [1] a highly trained SWAT counter-terrorism Special Forces tactical unit established in 1985 to conduct high-risk arrests and other dangerous law enforcement duties. This 200 man group is organized into small four-man elements, three of which make up an operating group.[ citation needed ]


Thunder Squad is also the name given to the SWAT tactical units of the county level police departments in the ROC (Taiwan). [2]


In 2020 the NPA Thunder Squad participated in the annual Han Kuang exercise alongside special forces formations from the Military Police and Coast Guard as well as regular military. [1]

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  1. 1 2 Chen, Kelvin. "Special forces teams to conduct joint drill during 36th Han Kuang exercise". Taiwan News. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  2. Charlier, Phillip. "Cop shot and injured attempting to disarm suspect during SWAT raid". Taiwan English News. Taiwan English News. Retrieved October 13, 2020.