The Sheriff's Office Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team was formed in an effort to enhance the Sheriff's Office's ability to quickly respond to dangerous and unusual situations. The unit is responsible for the service of high-risk narcotics warrants, other high-risk search warrants, hostage and barricade situations, and other high risk or unusual law enforcement related functions.

The S.W.A.T. team has been active in the service of many warrants, and is credited with saving the lives of two Violet Township residents during a hostage rescue.