The Bossier Sheriff's Office SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team is a highly trained group of deputies tasked with the responsibility of handling and resolving extremely high-risk situations.
Utilizing team tactics, special weaponry, specialized equipment and other tactical skills, the SWAT team handles hostage rescue operations, armed and barricaded suspects, high risk warrant entries and any other situation requiring the team's skills and abilities.
The SWAT team trains every week to maintain proficiency and expand their mission capabilities. A Tactical Commander and two Team Leaders command the team on missions and conduct team training.
In 2011, the Bossier Sheriff's Office SWAT team won three awards at the Louisiana Tactical Police Officers Association state conference, including third place in the sniper comeptition, second place in the handgun division, and second place overrall.