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.

Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP)


In any emergency, good information is crucial. That's why the City of Fort Worth is working with agencies throughout North Texas to build a database of residents with special needs — to ensure assistance is available when disasters strike.

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