SWAT

SWAT

Special Weapons and Tactics

The mission of the Solano County Sheriff's SWAT team is to provide a highly skilled police tactical unit to support the Solano County Sheriff's Office and any other requesting agency. The SWAT team will respond upon request and approval by the Sheriff or his designated representative to critical incidents. Critical incidents include but are not limited to the following:

  • Hostage situations: the holding of any person(s) against their will by an armed or potentially armed suspect.
  • Barricade situations: the standoff created by an armed or potentially armed suspect in any location, whether fortified or not, who is refusing to comply with police demands for surrender.
  • Sniper situations: the firing upon citizens and / or police by an armed suspect, whether stationary or mobile.
  • High Risk apprehension: the arrest or apprehension of an armed or potentially armed suspect(s) when the likelihood of armed resistance is high.
  • High Risk warrant service: the service of a search or arrest warrant where the serving agency's policy recommends the use of SWAT.
  • Personal protection: the security of special persons, such as VIPs, witnesses, or suspects based on threat or potential threat to the well being of those persons.
  • Special Assignments: any assignment approved by the SWAT Commander, based on a thorough risk assessment.