SWAT - Special Weapons and Tactics

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The SWAT Team is responsible for responding to and resolving high-risk events such as barricaded subjects, hostage situations, or the service of search and arrest warrants involving unusually dangerous or armed subjects. Team members are also trained in witness and dignitary protection protocols.

The Yuba City SWAT Team provides tactical support to the City of Yuba City and Beale Air Force Base (under a special arrangement with the U.S. Department of the Air Force and Department of Defense).  The team also responds to mutual aid requests made by other jurisdictions within the State.

The selection process for SWAT involves a physical agility test, oral interview, peer and supervisory review of ongoing job performance, successful completion of the FBI basic SWAT course, and appointment by the Chief of Police. Personnel in this assignment must successfully complete a rigorous quarterly physical fitness test and attend monthly training sessions that include technical proficiencies, equipment operation, and firearms skills.

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