West Central Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
West Central SWAT is comprised of five county sheriff’s offices and seven police departments including Stevens, Pope, Swift, Traverse, and Big Stone counties along with the Glenwood, Starbuck, University of MN Morris, Benson, Appleton, and Wheaton police departments. The team is divided into four sections: entry, sniper, negotiator, and medical support. The team also includes one physician/surgeon experienced who serves as medical adviser. The team trains on a monthly basis and is fluent in chemical munitions, less lethal, entry tactics, negotiations, firearms, along with many other high risk tactics.