The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit of the Harrisonburg Police Department is a multi-talented unit able to respond to most any type of incident from a barricade to a high-risk warrant. The members of this team are full time officers or investigators who train together regularly to maintain their proficiency. Selection to this unit is highly competitive and is a sought after assignment. HPD and HFD form a Drone and Robot Unit which is a valuable tool during critical incidents giving commanders the vital information necessary for a positive outcome during a SWAT and Crisis Negotiations incident.
Lieutenant Phillip Read