The State of Georgia SWAT team is a functional organization
providing weapon and tactical expertise not normally available to troopers of
the Georgia State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies. This expertise is
utilized in the resolution of critical incidents in an effort to reduce the risk
of injury or loss of life to citizens, police officers, and suspects.
The SWAT team provides a highly trained and skilled tactical
team as a resource for all law enforcement agencies in the State of Georgia in
resolving critical incidents such as barricaded subjects, and hostage situations
that may occur anywhere in the State. The team is comprised of troopers who
perform SWAT duty on a part-time basis. They are called upon from their duties
to attend critical incidents and training and to provide support for other
agencies' SWAT teams in protracted situations.
Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT)
The SWAT team is augmented by other Troopers specially trained in crisis
negotiations. The Crisis Negotiations Team responds to critical incidents along
with SWAT and aids in attempting to resolve critical incidents peacefully,
through communication with suspects. These Troopers also perform their duties on
a part-time basis and are an integral part of our response.