The 利昂县警长办公室 Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) was formed in May of 1982 and consisted of six members. Presently, the SWAT Team is composed of 25 operators, including 6 Snipers. The SWAT Team works and trains with the 拆弹小组, 人质谈判小组, 及航空组.
Each member of the SWAT Team has requested the assignment and has passed a rigorous selection process. These members also understand being a member of the SWAT Team is a secondary duty assignment and they must continue to maintain their work load and proficiency in their primary job assignment. Members serve in an on-call status, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for 利县 and the region.
从一开始, the 利昂县警长办公室 has made a strong commitment to having a World Class SWAT Team. The team's mission first and foremost is to protect and serve the public they are sworn to defend.
In the aftermath of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks the State of Florida was divided into seven regions. 利县 is located in Region 2 along with twelve other counties. The 利昂县警长’s Office SWAT Team was designated as the primary tactical response team for the Region. Region 2 is comprised of urban and rural areas along with approximately 200 miles of Gulf of Mexico coastline. The Team trains in counter-terrorism tactics, 线性攻击, 车辆攻击, 把嫌疑犯关, host年龄 rescue and other less commonly used tactics including the use of Level B Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) suits to combat the use of chemical and biological weapons.
The 利昂县警长’s Office SWAT Team is also designated as the Region 2 secondary Waterborne Response Team (WRT). 因此, the team has the qualifications of a Type I Team with Advanced Waterborne Response Capability. Ten SWAT members have been cross trained to work with the Florida Wildlife Commission as Maritime Tactical Operators.
The Team is equipped with tactical robots, 一只伦科熊猫, 夜视, MARS高架战术平台, an assortment of firearms and the latest less than lethal technology.