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.

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The Fort Worth Police Department has achieved "Recognized" status from the Texas Police Chief's Association Recognition Program. The practices cover various aspects of law enforcement: use of force, protection of citizen rights, pursuits, property and evidence management, and patrol and investigative operations.

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