The Special Response Team (SRT) consists of two units joined together for one goal, which is the preservation of life.
The SWAT (Special Weapons & Tactics) team participates in specialized training that allows them to respond anywhere in Santa Clara to assist with all types of tactical emergencies.
SWAT operators also provide up-to-date and professional training for other members of our department. The Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT), consists of officers who are highly skilled and trained in the art of critical event negotiations.
Negotiators are continually honing their skills by attending numerous courses and participating in scenario training. SWAT and HNT respond to all critical events as one unit and come together throughout the year for joint training.