The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team is a multi-disciplined volunteer organization comprised of members from all agency divisions. The team is comprised of 18 or more members and includes entry, sniper and crisis negotiation teams. The SWAT team is responsible for handling various incidents, such as barricaded subjects and hostage situations, high-risk search/arrest warrant operations, dignitary protection missions and other tactical operations.
Members are required to attend monthly specialized training that includes firearm proficiency and tactical operations. The SWAT team is equipped with fully automatic rifles, chemical munitions, sniper rifles and less-lethal weapons. SWAT team members are available 24 hours per day to respond to potentially dangerous incidents.