The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team was formed in an effort to enhance the ability of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office to quickly and efficiently respond to crisis or high-risk situations. The primary responsibility of S.W.A.T. is the resolution or containment of high-risk and crisis situations that require the unique and specialized skills possessed by each of our team members.
The duties of the Sheriff’s S.W.A.T. are diverse and extremely dangerous. These duties include such things as executing high risk search warrants, responding to armed and barricaded subjects, hostage negotiations, hostage rescue, riot control, and specialized protection of dignitaries. The unit resolves these situations through intense planning and training, and by utilizing specially developed skills and tactics, and employing the specialized weapons and equipment.
As with any law enforcement operation, the primary goal of S.W.A.T. is to preserve the peace and ensure the safety of our citizens. The Sheriff’s S.W.A.T. strives to resolve all crisis situations in a manner that will ensure the safety of our deputies, suspect, and most importantly, the public. This is accomplished by using only that degree of force necessary to resolve each crisis situation we respond to. By employing a wide variety of law enforcement tactics combined with specialized skills and equipment the Sheriff’s S.W.A.T is ready and able to overcome any challenge it meets