Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)

Douglas County Sheriff's SWAT team

 SWAT team member training with a Colt M-4 carbine


The SWAT team is a specialized team trained in the use of various advanced weaponry, less-than lethal equipment, and advanced tactical maneuvers.

The team is utilized for the execution of high-risk arrest and search warrants, barricaded subjects, hostage situations, clandestine drug labs, tracking armed subjects, and other high-risk situations.

Utilizing the “point-man on the stick” formation, the SWAT team is simulating moving the Entry Team through the door on a high-risk entry


The SWAT team trains continuously in order to maintain peak efficiency and often works in partnership with the Crisis Negotiation Team to resolve high-risk situations as safely as possible.








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