SWAT, is comprised of officers who are specially trained officers to handle high-risk situations.


SWAT may be called upon to handle a variety of situations to include, but not limited to: 

  • Active shooter situations
  • Barricaded suspects
  • Crowd control
  • Execution of high-risk warrants and arrest operations (such as buy/bust drug operations)
  • High-risk security operations (such as diplomat security)
  • Hostage situations
  • Sniper operations
  • Terrorism incidents
  • Rescue missions
  • Other incidents which exceed the capability and/or capacity of first responders and/or investigative units

Members of the West Allis Police Department serve on SWAT in addition to their other duties and on a part time basis.