Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)

The Puyallup Police Department is a member of Metro SWAT which is comprised of 29 officers from Bonney Lake, Fife, Puyallup, Lakewood, Milton, Steilacoom and Sumner. Central Pierce Fire & Rescue provides an additional team of six specially trained tactical medics to the team. The Puyallup Police Department currently has four officers on the SWAT team. Officers assigned to SWAT spend at least 280 hours per year training with the team with additional training for those officers who have specialized roles on the team (e.g. sniper, breacher).