Special Weapons and Tactics Team

The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT Team) was created in 2009. The Team’s primary responsibility is the service of high-risk search and arrest warrants and is activated only when there is a strong propensity for violence, the location to be searched is fortified or the suspect is armed or has access to firearms.

The SWAT Team is comprised of a Sergeant, nine officers, and is managed by a Lieutenant. All members of the team undergo a rigorous selection process and serve at the discretion of the Chief of Police. Every team member has received extensive specialized training in surveillance, arrest tactics and warrant service procedures. Every team member attends basic SWAT school and are also trained in barricaded subjects and hostage rescue.

Since its inception, the team has enjoyed a near 100% success rate in the apprehension of wanted homicide suspects.