S.W.A.T. Team TFPD

Special Weapons and Tactics Team

The sole purpose of the Twin Falls Police Department's Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) Team is to assist the Department in achieving its mission of providing efficient and effective law enforcement service to our community by providing highly trained and motivated personnel trained in the use and deployment of special weaponry and advanced tactics.

It is always the goal of SWAT to peacefully resolve all deployment situations. It is this unit's fundamental belief that they can resolve incidents in our community by providing a highly trained cadre of tactical officers.

SWAT shall be maintained for the purpose of handling hazardous situations which are beyond the normal scope of Patrol Officers and which require special weapons and/or tactics. SWAT will assist the various divisions of the Twin Falls Police Department and other police agencies, upon command approval, in dealing with any and/or all of the following law enforcement situations:

  1. Armed or barricaded suspects
  2. Hostage situations
  3. High risk warrant service
  4. Dignitary protection
  5. Institutional insurrections
  6. Civil disturbances
  7. High profile, proactive law enforcement situations
  8. Any other law enforcement function deemed appropriate by the Twin Falls City Chief of Police or his designee