(Special Weapons and Tactics)
The Pharr Police Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team is comprised of Pharr Police Officers who have dual assignments within the Police Department, serving as investigators, patrol officers, or supervisors. The Pharr Police S.W.A.T. team is called out to any high risk incident such as barricaded armed individuals, high risk search warrant, hostage situations, and Dignitary / V.I.P. Protection. The Pharr Police Department SWAT team works in conjunction with the Crisis Negotiator Unit and the primary mission is to save lives. The SWAT team is on-call 24 hours a day and responds immediately to calls for service from the Chief of Police.