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The Tahlequah Police Department SWAT is an added dimension of the Tahlequah Police Department. It consists of specially trained and equipped officers who perform certain duties, functions and tasks as assigned by the Tahlequah Police Department, which require specialized training and equipment. The Tahlequah Police Department recognizes the presence of a highly trained, highly skilled police SWAT has been shown to substantially reduce the risk of injury or loss of life to citizens, police officers and suspects; and recognizing that a well managed "team" response to critical incidents usually results in successful resolution of critical incidents. It is the intent of the Tahlequah Police Department SWAT to provide a highly trained and skilled tactical team as a resource for citizens in the City of Tahlequah and local law enforcement agencies.
There are currently 15 members of SWAT. Bryan Swim is the Team Leader. All members train twice a month and as a team are members of the National Tactical Officers Association. The SWAT works in coalition with several agencies, including but not limited to, the District 27 Drug Task Force, Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, State and Federal Agencies.