This article needs to be updated.(January 2017)
In the United States, a SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) team is a law enforcement unit which uses specialized or military equipment and tactics. First created in the 1960s to handle
SWAT units are often equipped with specialized firearms including
The United States National Tactical Officers Association definition of SWAT is:-
SWAT "A designated law enforcement team whose members are recruited, selected, trained, equipped and assigned to resolve critical incidents involving a threat to public safety which would otherwise exceed the capabilities of traditional law enforcement first responders and/or investigative units.