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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 26 members.


  • 1 Lieutenant (Section Commander)
  • 2 Sergeants (Section Supervisors)
  • 3 Corporals (Team Leaders)
  • 20 Officers


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