The Summit County Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team is a group of highly-trained individuals representing various law enforcement agencies in the county.
The objective of the S.W.A.T. team is to utilize the minimum amount of force necessary to achieve a successful conclusion of an operation with minimum hazard to citizens, property and officers under a variety of situations. S.W.A.T. is utilized only when a situation requires the use of their specialized capabilities. S.W.A.T.’s mission is to SAVE LIVES.
The formation of a special purpose tactical squad evolved from the concept that a highly trained and specially equipped team can more effectively and safely be employed in an enforcement confrontation than a larger or lesser trained group of people.