Training and Special Operations Division is responsible for maintaining high training standards, accreditations, SWAT, recruiting, screening, background investigations, field training and public information.

SWAT (acronym for “Special Weapons And Tactics”) is a commonly used proper name for law enforcement units, which use military-style light weapons and specialized tactics in high-risk operations that fall outside of the capabilities of regular, uniformed police.   “SWAT” is commonly used internationally, as a colloquial, generic term for these units.  Their duties include: confronting heavily armed criminals; performing hostage rescue and counter-terrorism operations; high risk arrests; and entering armored or barricaded buildings. Such units are often equipped with specialized firearms and stun grenades. They have specialized equipment including heavy body armor, ballistic shields, entry tools, armored vehicles, advanced night vision optics, and motion detectors for covertly determining the positions of hostages or hostage takers, inside enclosed structures.

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Crestview Police Department
201 Stillwell Blvd
Crestview, FL 32536

(850) 682-2055 - Dispatch

(850) 682-3603 - Administration
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