Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) operators are highly trained and specially equipped law enforcement officers that are called upon to handle high risk situations, such as barricaded suspects, hostage situations, active shooters, terroristic threats and perimeter security.


Recognizing the growing need of services that only a SWAT team could provide, Sheriff Lockhart recently tasked his staff with training and equipping a departmental team. This team currently consists of 14 deputies that train on a regular basis.