The mission of the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department Special Weapons and Tactics Team is to protect and safeguard lives during critical incidents by providing competent and effective public safety service to all persons with the highest regard for human dignity through efficient, professional, and ethical law enforcement practices.
The mission of the Calaveras County Hostage Negotiations Team (H.N.T.) is to preserve life during critical incidents by resolving conflict without the use of force. This team initiates a constructive verbal dialog with suicidal persons, barricaded criminal suspects, hostage situations and attempts to use special crisis intervention skills to affect a non-violent resolution. The H.N.T unit also responds to pre-planned events and high risk warrant services in conjunction with the Calaveras County Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) Team.