All FBI field staff are required to undertake advanced driving instruction, however some specialize in Tactical Mobility, and these teams are essential to SWAT and HRT missions. Tactical Mobile personnel operate many different vehicles including:
1. High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles.
2. 4×4 Chevrolet Suburban SUVs
3. Dual-axle Chevrolet trucks with assault ladders.
4. DDGMC Light Armored Vehicles
There are also specifically modified vehicles created for Tactical Mobile Teams based on custom mission requirements.
Job Description for Tactical Mobility Teams
Tactical Mobility Team members are required to:
1. Always know where vehicles and personal are during crisis operations.
2. Keep in contact with other staff in order to undertake transport in and out of conflict areas,
3. Undertake periodical tactical training.
4. Remove staff and other dignitaries promptly from conflict.
5. Ensure all vehicles are constantly maintained and modified.
6. Notice and stop terrorist threats to vehicles.
7. Surveil targets from moving or parked vehicles.
8. Partake in high speed chases culminating in capture and arrest.
Training for FBI Tactical Mobility Teams
Tactical Mobility staff are Special Agents who train at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. Training includes such skills as skid control, braking, downshifting, avoiding accidents, throttle steering, revering at high-speeds, passing drills, and counter ambush tactics. There is also an off-road driving component, training in convoy missions, and practice for high risk security details. All this occurs through the Law Enforcement Training for Safety and Survival (LETSS) initiative.
Tactical Mobility are charged with the task of taking tactical personnel to mission zones. Tactical Mobility teams engage in vehicle interdiction, static or moving assaults, and other tracking missions. Operatives must always be at the ready, and are required to undertake periodic training drills in tandem with SWAT or HRT staff.
Salary for Tactical Mobility Teams
FBI Tactical Mobility Teams begin their careers with a minimum GS-10 pay grade, and can be promoted up to GS-13 if their service keeps them in the field. Tactical Mobility Teams that are part of HRTs, automatically receive a GS-14 or GS-15 pay rate as they are considered supervisors. Other Tactical Mobility personnel might also get the GS-14 or GS-15 should they receive a manager or instructor ranking. Salaries also receive a 12.5 to 28.7 percent bonus for cost of living, as well as a 25 percent bonus for Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime. Tactical Mobility staff also receive benefits including health, long term care and life insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, paid leave, and retirement benefits for 20-25 years of service.