Thunder Squad

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Thunder Squad
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Arm patch of Thunder Squad
Active1985 - Present
Country Flag of the Republic of China.svg Republic of China (Taiwan)
Branch National Police Agency, ROC (Taiwan)
Type Special Forces
RoleDomestic Counter-Terrorism and Law Enforcement
Part ofRespective County/Municipality-level police departments

Thunder Squad (Chinese : 霹靂 小組 ; pinyin :Pīlì Xiǎozǔ) is a special services unit of Taiwan's National Police Agency, 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.

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