Commander: Sgt. Scott Argo
The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team is comprised of highly-trained police officers who are capable of handling dangerous situations that necessitate more than a routine police response. They are specifically trained to deal with “high risk” situations such as the service of search and arrest warrants, armed and barricaded suspects, mentally deranged and dangerous persons, and hostage rescue and negotiations.
The Special Weapons and Tactics Team consists of 1 Lieutenant, 3 Sergeants, 11 Police Officers who work primary jobs throughout all divisions within the department. There is also 1 Port Arthur Fire Department Medic assigned to the team. The Team uses highly sophisticated equipment, ranging from fully automatic weapons to specialized communication devices.
The Special Weapons and Tactics Team is ready and able to handle the most extreme law enforcement situations. Team members are a very dedicated and professional group of police officers who have made a total commitment to protecting the citizens of Port Arthur.