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Police Services Division, Special Operations, Special Weapons and Tactics Team (S.W.A.T.)


Swat Team 2009The Special Weapons and Tactics Team is comprised of officers and supervisors who receive specialized training in weaponry, less lethal munitions, tactical responses, and negotiations. SWAT is a collateral assignment with members having primary assignments within the department such as watch officer, detective, school resource officer, etc. Team members also include administrative support personnel from Patrol Services and Firefighter Paramedics from the Longmont Fire Department. The team's "medics" provide Tactical Emergency Medical Services during operations.

SWAT Entry 2009

The team is on call 24 hours a day all year long to provide assistance to any division, section, or unit within the department. From time to time, the team is also requested by outside agencies to assist them with critical incidents. The types of incidents the team provides assistance with are: barricaded suspects; hostage situations; service of high-risk search and/or arrest warrants; sniper incidents; apprehension of armed and dangerous fugitives; civil disorder and/or crowd control; VIP protection; directed patrol operations; and major case follow-ups.

swat making an arrestThe team is also utilized as a training resource for the department in areas such as firearms, less lethal weaponry and munitions, crowd control, and rapid emergency deployment. In addition, the team is actively involved in community education through public relations appearances and demonstrations.

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