Special Weapons & Tactics Unit

This 30-member team consists of police officers and paramedics who have received specialized training and tactical equipment. The team is on-call 24/7 and is tasked with providing a safe resolution of critical incidents, including hostage rescue, barricaded subjects, high-risk warrant execution, VIP security, and civil disorders. The team works in conjunction with members of crisis negotiations, explosive ordinance disposal, and criminal investigations.

Additional opportunities within this unit:

  •  Crisis Negotiation Team - Team members receive extensive training modeled after the FBI's Negotiation Team, including a 40-hour basic course of instruction as well as crisis management, critical incidents, stress management, and lethality instruction.

  1. While the department will attempt to consider individual circumstances during the hiring process, dishonesty will result in immediate disqualification.