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The Mesquite Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team is a specialized unit consisting of thirteen Officers.  The Officers are divided into two, four man teams, supervised by a Team Leader.  The SWAT Team also has a two man sniper team.  The two Team Leader and the sniper team report to the SWAT Commander.  SWAT Officers receive training in the use of Specialized tools and tactics.  The SWAT Team is deployed for the following incidents hostage rescue, barricaded suspects, high risk search warrants, active shooters and dignitary protection.

The Mesquite S.W.A.T. Team is ready to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.