The Pembroke Pines Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) is a collateral responsibility comprised of highly trained officers who are recruited, selected, trained, equipped and tasked with resolving critical incidents involving tactical response to barricaded subjects, active shooter incidents, terrorism and the handling of threats to public safety or critical incident which would otherwise exceed the capabilities of traditional law enforcement first responders and/ or investigative units. 

SWAT Duties and Responsibilities

The SWAT team consist of approximately 40 members to include: 

    SWAT Commander Bearcat Armored Vehicle
    SWAT Co-Commander 
    2 Team Leaders 
    2 Assistant Team Leaders 
    Entry Team Members
    4 Snipers
    Dedicated Energetic Breachers
    Swat Medics 
    Tactical Vehicle Operators
    Intelligence Officers
    Technology Officers

SWAT trains multiple times a month and several weeks a year in order to maintain an optimum proficiency level. This training is physically and mentally challenging and designed to prepare them for any situation they may encounter. Some of these training include but are not limited to the following: 

SWAT Sniper    Firearms and Specialty Weapons Training
    Mechanical and Energetic Breaching
    Defensive Tactics
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    Tactics & scenario based training  
    Physical training and conditioning  
    Sniper techniques  
    Less lethal munitions