The Special Weapons and Tactics Unit (S.W.A.T.) supports the Operations and Criminal Investigations divisions of the Department.
 
This specialized unit is used to:SWATTraining2008.jpg
  • resolve high-risk situations with a minimum loss of life, injury or property damage, 
  • resolve situations involving barricaded subjects,
  • rescue hostages,
  • stabilize situations involving high-risk suicidal subjects,
  • provide assistance on drug raids, arrest warrants and search warrants,
  • provide additional security at special events,
  • provide executive protection.