Special Weapons & Tactics

The Special Weapons and Tactics Team (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.

Specialized training and sophisticated equipment, including the armored personnel carrier (BEAR), provide the necessary tools to help resolve these dangerous missions quickly and safely. The Sheriff's Office is now integrated with South Oakland SWAT, resulting in more effective service to other parts of the county.

Special Weapons and Tactics Unit