Special Weapons and Tactical
The Melbourne Police
Department Special Weapons and tactics Team (S.W.A.T.) is alifesaving unit with an emphasis on resolving incidents in the safest manner possible. The Team is a collateral duty team meaning members have other duties within the department and are activated on an on-call basis as needed.
The primary duties of the team are high-risk warrant service and counter narcotics operations. Most recently, the team has been utilized for barricaded subjects, active shooter incidents, special event deployment and dignitary protection details. The team has been involved in numerous joint operations with the Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Secret Service, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and local Law Enforcement agencies.