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Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)

Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Emergency Response and Preparedness


The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) is a highly skilled, highly trained group of officers selected from personnel throughout the Sheriff's Office. This team responds to critical situations involving barricaded gunmen, high risk warrant arrests, drug raids and civil disturbances.

Continuous, specialized training along with sophisticated equipment, including the armored personnel carrier (BEAR), provide the necessary tools to help resolve these dangerous missions swiftly and safely.