Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)

The Greenville Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) is comprised of 20 officers and is a secondary duty to their regular assignments. The team members are issued specialized equipment including the newest weaponry, diversionary devices, less lethal weapons, ballistic shields and chemical munitions.

The team is trained to respond to hazardous and high risk situations including officer and citizen rescues, active shooters, barricaded suspects, hostage rescues, search warrant executions, and dignitary protection. The SWAT Team works in partnership with the Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT) to achieve their ultimate goal of peaceful resolution of volatile situations.