A Tier 1 response with highly-skilled operators and the most professional application of tactics requires a high-level of sophistication in equipment and training. As with all quality resources in this day and age, the equipment and level of training does not come at an average price. Most of the sophisticated technology and up-to-date equipment Dallas SWAT uses is purchased through private funds or grants. City municipality budgets are all too often constrained for their police departments, and high-ticket items struggle to held a priority and funded. More so, the amount of “red-tape” and paperwork in having a city purchase critical equipment can lead to poor quality equipment due to restrictions on vendors, and can delay the procurement of such equipment, even up to a year or two at a time. If Dallas SWAT was left exclusively to the city to fund and equip, the team would have the minimum gear from the lowest-bid vendor.