SWAT is an acronym for Special Weapons And Tactics 

The S.W.A.T. team consists of specially trained officers chosen from all sections within the police department. They respond to several main categories of calls:

  • Hostage Situations
  • Sniper - Counter sniper
  • Barricaded subjects
  • Dignitary / V.I.P. Protection
  • High Risk Warrant Service


  • Hostage Rescue
  • Extraordinary/Rapid Deployment
  • High Risk Prisoner Transport
  • Civil Disturbances

SWAT Commander Captain Mark R. Maraschiello

Buffalo Police S.W.A.T. Maneuvers, PO Michael Eason and Detective Charles Militello

Buffalo Police S.W.A.T. Maneuvers 2009


Buffalo Police SWAT, Buffalo S.W.A.T., Lt Mike McCarthy, TPU, T.P.U., Tactical Patrol Unit, Nick, 1970's BPD, 

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