Special Weapons & Tactics

SWAT Team The Odessa Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team was first established in the early 1980s.

The mission of the Odessa Police Department SWAT team is to provide our community with the ability to effectively and efficiently respond to unconventional critical incidents in a coordinated manner.

The SWAT team is tasked with addressing critical incidents that occur within our community such as hostage rescue, barricaded subject, and high risk warrant service. The SWAT team employs specialized tactics, equipment and weapons to each critical incident as an attempt to peacefully and successful resolve each situation.