The New Smyrna Beach Special Weapons and Tactics Team was developed in 1995 to provide an effective tactical police response to critical life threatening situations. The team continues to evolve and expand and is currently a part of a regional tactical team comprised of officers from Edgewater, Daytona Beach Shores, South Daytona and New Smyrna Beach. The SWAT team is on call 24 hours a day and serves all four cities.
The goal of the SWAT team is to effectively use specially trained officers in a large variety of incidents to include armed or barricaded suspects, hostage situations, high-risk search warrants, VIP security, active shooter situations or any other unusual event, all while reducing the likelihood of injury or loss of life.
To become a member of the SWAT Team, an officer must complete a rigorous selection process that includes a performance review, a physical fitness assessment, marksmanship, and an oral interview. Team members also participate in monthly training exercises where they receive additional tactical team training.
Becoming A Member
To become a member of the S.W.A.T. Team, an officer must complete a rigorous selection process that includes a performance review, physical fitness test, marksmanship, oral interview, and psychological evaluation. Team members participate in monthly training exercises, and must pass and maintain physical fitness and marksmanship levels on a bi-monthly basis.