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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

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: