SWAT responds to calls such as high risk search and arrest warrants, barricade subjects, hostage rescue, and any other high risk situation that may call for the specialized training and equipment that SWAT Team members possess. The SWAT Team operates as a regional team having been called in for assistance by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, the Navajo Police Department, Gallup, and several agencies in southern Colorado.
The Farmington SWAT Team has a four wheel drive armored vehicle equipped with a ballistic resistant exterior, explosive shielding, radioactive detection devices, explosive gas detectors, and the ability to transport 14 SWAT officers and their gear to most any location.