When a situation requires advanced equipment and trained personnel, the department depends on our Special Weapons and Tactics Team. Officers make application for the team and undergo a rigorous selection process for placement on the team. The team is selected from volunteers within the different divisions of the department.
Officers are highly trained and motivated for the successful resolution of any tactical incident. These officers attend monthly training in all aspects of tactical operations including less than lethal weapons, chemical agents, distraction devices, operational planning, and firearms. Our tactical unit is complete with negotiator, entry, and counter-sniper marksman positions.