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Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) is utilized whenever an incident requires the use of specialized personnel, equipment, or training. Members of the team are trained in various specialty weapons and tools to be used in high risk situations.
Most often the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) is used to serve warrants where there is a high possibility that someone has a history of using, or owning, dangerous weapons. The team also gets most of its calls on people that have barricaded themselves, and possibly innocent bystanders, with a threat of bodily harm.