Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team

The Minnetonka Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team includes highly trained officers who use specialized weapons and tactics to handle high-risk situations beyond the scope of the patrol and investigative divisions. Examples of situations for which a SWAT team would be used include high-risk arrests and warrants, barricaded and armed suspects, hostage rescue, crowd control, dignitary protection and disaster response. The team’s primary goal is to resolve situations as safely as possible for everyone involved.

The Minnetonka Police Department is part of the Southwest SWAT Consortium, which includes Hopkins, Edina, St. Louis Park and Eden Prairie.