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SWAT and Negotiation Section

Scott ByrdSWAT coinLt. Scott Byrd
Special Operations Division
SWAT and Negotiation Section
200 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
615-880-3032

The SWAT and Negotiation Section is part of the Special Operations Division and is tasked with high-risk and special tactical missions. The section’s main focus is reducing risk during high-risk and unusual police situations such as:

  • Barricaded person situations
  • Sniper – counter sniper situations
  • Hostage situations
  • High-risk warrant service operations
  • Protecting high value persons and property
  • Search and rescue operations
  • High-risk tactical surveillance and/or narcotics enforcement operations
  • Tactical waterborne operations
  • High-angle operations
  • Covert and undercover tactical operations
  • Hazardous material, clandestine lab, and weapons of mass destruction situations
  • Special circumstances such as crowd control and rural searches
  • Special ceremonial police operations

The section consists of the: