The South Fulton Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics Team is an elite team of officers that are specially trained to handle threatening situations that fall outside the capabilities of patrol officers. The SWAT Team is primarily used to serve high-risk search and arrest warrants across various divisions.
SWAT is also used for other unusual occurrences, including barricaded subjects, sniper situations, dignitary protection and other special assignments. Each SWAT team member is fully equipped and able to respond directly to the scene of an incident for immediate deployment. SWAT also works closely with the Department’s Crisis Negotiator in order to assist the Incident Commander at a particular situation in working toward a successful negotiated resolution.
SWAT Team members train several times a month to include firearm proficiency, building entry and clearing skills, hostage rescue, less lethal force options and terrorist incident resolution.
Cpl. B. Griggs is the Team Commander.