The Morgan County Sheriff's Office Special Weapons and Tactical Team (S.W.A.T.) consist of designated deputies who have been specially trained in the use of special weapons and tactics. The mission of the SWAT Team is to provide a ready response to situations beyond the capabilities of normally equipped and trained deputies.
When a need is present, or a situation demands, the SWAT Team may be deployed to supplement other law enforcement operational components.
Utilization of the SWAT Team may include: anti-sniper tactics; anti-terrorist tactics; barricaded subjects; apprehension of armed and/or dangerous persons; execution of search warrants in hazardous situation; crisis situations and hostage rescue operations; dignitary protection, and other situation which would require the expertise of a well-trained integral team.