The Munford Police "Special Weapons and Tactics" (S.W.A.T) team members must be Tennessee POST certified full-time police officers and possess advance knowledge of police policies and procedures. SWAT team members are required to be in excellent physical shape and demonstrate advanced firearms proficiency. The Munford Police SWAT team responds to high-risk circumstances including hostage situations, barricaded suspects, suicidal subjects, high risk search warrants, and high risk arrests.
Team members work in specialized positions such as breacher, hostage negotiator, scout, team leader, and assistant team leader.
All members must pass a challenging week long selection process and fitness test.