The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team is equipped and trained to respond to any tactical situation, including barricaded suspects, hostage situations, terrorist events and incidents involving weapons of mass destruction. JSO SWAT has undertaken on the enormous task of equipping, training and preparing its personnel to respond to all chemical, biological, nuclear, radioactive and explosives (CBNRE) related incidents in the region.
SWAT is staffed by employees from all areas of JSO. The members are sub-divided into several teams, each supervised by a sergeant. Each team member undergoes a variety of specialized training including: breaching, less-lethal munitions, chemical munitions and precision marksman operations.
SWAT is a member of the Regional Domestic Security Task Force (RDSTF).