City of Festus Police Department S.W.A.T. Team
The Twin City Swat (Special Weapons and Tactics) is a specialized tactical team that is on call twenty four ours a day. The team members work regular duty assignments in patrol and investigations. The team handles hostage/barricade situations, high risk warrants and other high risk activities. The team prides itself in the training, dedication, professionalism and acts as an effective tool in modern law enforcement.
The team is a multi-jurisdicitonal tactical team with members from the Festus and Crystal City Police Departments. In the past the team has worked in area cities through mutual aid agreements. All members both old and new are required to pass a physical fitness test and firearms course.
The team is very well equipped with the proper tools to complete their assigned tasks. The team has in-service training at least once a month and attends other outside training.