The SWAT TEAM consists of highly motivated, specially trained officers, who excel at performing very specialized missions under extremely stressful circumstances, sometimes with very little advanced notice. When brought together, these highly skilled professionals function as a single unit within a team concept, which allows mission completion to be thorough and safe.
The agency requires SWAT members to train a minimum of eight hours monthly on scenario-based exercises that include negotiations of incidents, verbal skills, and entry team drills.
Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun
In August, 2005, Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun began serving as Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office SWAT Commander. He received and completed training from the National Tactical Officers Association and the SWAT Commander Decision and Leadership Training Program.