Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team

The Benicia Police Department partners with the Solano County Sheriff’s Department Regional SWAT team, consisting of sworn personnel from the Solano County Sheriff’s Department, Benicia Police Department, Dixon Police Department, Suisun City Police Department and Rio Vista Police Department who are specifically trained and equipped to work as a coordinated team to resolve critical incidents that are so hazardous, complex, or unusual that they may exceed the capabilities of first responders or investigative units. These incidents may include, but are not limited to, hostage taking, barricaded suspects, snipers, terrorist acts and other high-risk incidents.  The SWAT team also has specially trained Crisis Negotiators and Tactical Dispatchers assigned to the team.