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.