The primary goal of the Travis County SWAT Team is to preserve life. In addition, Travis County SWAT will provide a highly trained and skilled Tactical Team as a resource for the Travis county Sheriff’s Office to utilize in the handling of critical incidents or special circumstances.

The mission of the Travis County SWAT Team is to support the other divisions within the department, and any other law enforcement agency requesting a tactical response to a critical incident. The goal of the unit is to accomplish each mission without injury or death resulting from the unit’s intervention. Critical incidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Hostage situations
  • Barricade situations
  • Sniper situations
  • Apprehension
  • High Risk Warrant Service
  • Dignitary Protection
  • Special Events
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