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Special Weapons & Tactics (SWAT)

The Charleston Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics Team (S.W.A.T.) is a specially trained unit established to systematically intercede in emergency and non-emergency situations determined to be beyond the normal scope and capabilities of patrol officers. Their missions include but are not limited to Hostage Rescue, Barricaded Subjects, High Risk Warrant Service, Dignitary Protection, and other circumstances that may require a higher degree of skill, teamwork, and weaponry. Team personnel are trained to assist department personnel with managing volatile situations.


For more information, please contact the Commander of West Patrol Division:

Captain Chito Walker Email