S.W.A.T. Division

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The Special Weapons and Tactics division is a team within the Ridgeland Police Department specially trained to handle high-risk situations. They deal with high-risk arrest warrants, high-risk search warrants, armed and/or fortified subjects, hostage situations, and protection details. They are also prepared for natural disasters and terrorist events. The S.W.A.T. team is equipped with highly specialized tools and equipment, and members are rigorously trained to have the highest level of proficiency in dealing with these situations. In addition to their regular duty assignments as Ridgeland Police Officers and extra training requirements for the S.W.A.T. team, they are on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.