The Davis Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team is a joint team with the West Sacramento Police Department. Combining both departments allows for the sharing of resources, such as equipment and personnel.
The S.W.A.T. team is trained to work together as a coordinated unit to resolve critical incidents that are so hazardous, complex, or unusual that they may exceed the capabilities of first responders or investigative units. This includes, but is not limited to, hostage taking, barricaded suspects, snipers, terrorist acts and other high-risk incidents.
The S.W.A.T. team may also be used to serve high-risk warrants, both search or arrest, where public and officer safety issues necessitate the use of the team