Special Weapons And Tactics Team

SWAT LogoThe mission of the Norman Police Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team is to conduct tactical operations to peacefully resolve incidents that cannot be resolved by conventional police personnel, methods, or equipment.

The team began in 1974 and today serves as a multi-jurisdictional team comprised of members from the Norman Police Department, the University of Oklahoma Police Department, the Norman Fire Department, and Norman Regional EMSSTAT. Crisis Negotiators and Tactical Medics are combined with the tactical elements of the team to form a group of highly trained personnel who are dedicated to provide the highest level of service and safety to the citizens of Norman.

Members of the team participate in a variety of community events and presentations, educational programs, and critical incident exercises with schools, businesses, churches, and other emergency responders. The SWAT Team falls within the Operations Bureau of the Police Department.

The Norman Police Department SWAT Team is under the command of Captain Chad Vincent.