The Madison Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team consists of a group of specially selected police officers who have been highly trained in the use of special weapons and tactics for the purpose of handling high-risk situations involving barricaded suspects, hostage takers, high-risk warrant service, or other situations requiring a higher, more specialized level of training and capabilities.

SWAT members also participate in providing security for the City's special community events. The officers assigned to the SWAT team are required to pass a physical agility and strength exam. The SWAT team trains twice each month to sharpen their skills and abilities. Components of the SWAT team include an entry team and a sniper team.


The mission of the Madison Police Department's SWAT team is to bring successful conclusions to high-risk situations through the use of specially equipped and highly trained personnel without injury or loss of life to all those involved.

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For more information, please contact Lt. Nic McRae at 256-464-8433.