Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT)
The Polk County Sheriff's Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team consists of designated deputies and detention deputies who have been specially trained in use of special weapons and tactics . The mission of the SWAT is to provide a ready response to situations beyond the capabilities of normally equipped and trained deputies in both law enforcement and detention.
When a need is present, or a situation demands, the SWAT Team may be deployed to supplement other law enforcement operational components. Utilization of SWAT may include: anti-sniper tactics; anti-terriorist tactics; barricaded subjects; apprehension of armed and/or dangerous persons; execution of search warrants in hazardous situation; crisis situations and hostage rescue operations; dignitary protection, and other situations which would require the expertise of a well-trained integral team.