S.W.A.T. Special Weapons And Tactics

Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) responds to calls which require additional safety levels or training above standard patrol response such as: barricaded subjects, hostage situations, suicidal subjects, high-risk warrant services, or other situations as needed. The team averages 20 full-time deputies plus reserve deputies serving as medics. Equipment includes a crisis negotiation van, up-armored vehicles, and a heavily protected multi-use vehicle able to withstand high-water environments, improvised explosive device (IED) attacks, or ambushes.