Special Weapons And Tactics Team (SWAT)
Specialized training and equipment enable the S.W.A.T. Team (Special Weapons and Tactics) to handle non-traditional and/or life-threatening situations more effectively than regular law enforcement units. The S.W.A.T. Team assists in cases involving such situations as barricaded suspects, hostage rescues, downed officer/citizen rescues, drug raids, attempted suicides, high risk warrant services and VIP escorts. This team also assists with specialized training for deputies in other units.
In addition to local law enforcement duties, the S.W.A.T. Team lends support in specialized operations conducted by federal agencies such as the United States Secret Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the United States Marshal's Service.
For more information regarding the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office S.W.A.T. Team, contact Captain Kyle Blackmon at (843)255-3705.