SWAT (Special Weapons & Tactics)

The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Section of the Fort Worth Police Department consists of officers who are specially trained to perform high-risk operations that fall outside of the abilities of regular officers. SWAT’s primary function is addressing special threat situations including serving high-risk search and arrest warrants, barricaded suspects, hostage rescue, counter-terrorism, and engaging heavily-armed criminals.

The SWAT Section consists of a total of 18 members.

  • 1 Lieutenant (Section Commander)
  • 2 Sergeants (Section Supervisors)
  • 2 Corporals (Team Leaders)
  • 1 Corporal (Administrative Corporal)
  • 12 Officers

The Fort Worth Police Department SWAT Section executes in excess of 250 tactical operations per year.

Mission Statement


The Fort Worth Police Department exists to safeguard the lives and property of those we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety through partnering and building trust with the community. We strive to accomplish our mission by conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards, respecting the sanctity of human life, and preserving the rights and dignity of each individual in our diverse community.