Special Weapons and Tactics Team "S.W.A.T."
Capt. Peter Dienes
716-648-5111 Ext 2601
The Town of Hamburg S.W.A.T. team consists of 13 officers. Each officer receives special training and equipment to respond to high risk calls, such as barricaded and armed subject or drug search warrants. Each officer assigned to the team has attended and graduated from the Erie County Tactical Task Force S.W.A.T. academy. The team is deployed in an effort to reduce the possibility of injury to any officer or citizen involved in a specific incident.
Town of Hamburg S.W.A.T. Team members are on call 24/7, and are expected to respond at a moment's notice.
The S.W.A.T. team trains a minimum of 8 hours each month, working on tactics and firearm skills. Tactics include High-Risk Warrant Service, Barricaded Suspects, Crowd Control and Hostage Rescue. Weapons assigned to the team include light mounted AR 15 rifles, MP 5 Submachine Guns, Semi-auto Shotguns, GAS projectile launcher, 12 Gauge Less Lethal Weapon, Chemical Agents (Tear Gas), and High Powered Rifles.
S.W.A.T. is called upon numerous times per year and has handled such incidents as;
- High Risk Search Warrants for Drugs;
- High Risk Arrest Warrants for Drug Dealers
- Suicidal Persons;
- Barricaded Subjects;
- Federal high risk warrant service;
- Persons being held Hostage
- Town of Hamburg S.W.A.T. continues to prepare for the worse case scenario to be ready to react and protect and serve the citizens of our community.
If you have any questions about S.W.A.T., contact the commander.