SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics)

Overview & Duties
The mission of the SWAT Team is to resolve extreme risk situations with a minimum of force, personal injury or property damage. The SWAT team has been trained to handle unconventional and high risk law enforcement situations. These situations involve a higher than normal risk or one requiring special skills unique to a tactical unit.

Ready Response

Since the 1980s, the Burleson Police Department has provided a ready response to situations that were above the capabilities of normally equipped and trained department personnel. The presence of a highly trained, highly skilled police tactical unit has been shown to substantially reduce the risk of injury or loss of life to citizens, police officers and suspects. A well-managed team response to critical incidents usually results in successful resolution of critical incidents. The Burleson Police Department works with other area law enforcement agencies in Johnson and Tarrant counties as a resource during critical incidents.

SWAT special operations and critical incidents consist of, but are not limited to, hostage situations, barricade situations, sniper situations, high-risk apprehension, high-risk warrant service, VIP-personal protection details, supporting special events, special assignments, civil disorders, and acts of terrorism.