This is a list of Special Response units in the United States. For non-U. S. units, see List of Special Response Units:

Federal agenciesEdit


State agenciesEdit

County agenciesEdit

Regional agencies and multi-agency mutual aid systemsEdit

  • Belknap Regional Special Operations Group {Lakes Region New Hampshire} BRSOG
  • Central New Hampshire Special Operations Unit (SOU)
  • Dickson County Special Operations Response Team (S.O.R.T.) Dickson County, Tennessee
  • James/Valley Regional Special Operations Team (J/V S.O.T.)Jamestown, Valley City, Barnes, and Stutsman County, North Dakota
  • Lake Area Critical Incident Team (CIT), Milwaukee metropolitan area (Wisconsin; five member agencies)
  • Louisiana Division of Levee District Police Marine Special Response Team, US Homeland Security-Coast Guard Area Maritime Security Committee Ouachita/Red
  • Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) Emergency Services Team (EST), suburbs of Chicago, not including the city (Illinois; 99 member agencies)
  • Red River Valley SWAT Team, Eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota (five member agencies)
  • Southern New Hampshire Special Operations Unit (eight member agencies)
  • West Dakota SWAT team, North Dakota (four member agencies)
  • North County SWAT (California); cities of Brea/Yorba Linda; Fullerton; California State University Fullerton; La Habra; Placentia; La Palma
  • West County SWAT (Orange County, California); cities of Cypress; Fountain Valley; Los Alamitos; Westminster; Seal Beach
  • South Orange County Agencies Response Team (California) Irvine, Tustin, UC Irvine, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach.
  • Capital Region (Connecticut), CREST (Capital Region Emergency Service Team), (9 member agencies)
  • Grand Forks Regional SWAT Team, Northeastern North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota (4 member agencies)
  • Felony Investigative Assistance Team (FIAT) SWAT, DuPage County, Illinois, (16 member agencies)
  • MSWAT - Metro Special Weapons and Tactics - Pierce County, Washington - 9 member agencies: Bonney Lake, Fife, Milton, Lakewood, Puyallup, Steilacoom, DuPont, Sumner and Buckley, Washington Police Departments.
  • MAMA-DERT Multi-Agency Mutual Aid Drug Enforcement Response Team, US 321 corridor, Gaston, Lincoln, Catawba, Burke, Caldwell, and Watauga Counties, North Carolina, incorporates DEA, and other Federal Agencies, as well as all Special Response units within these counties, whether Sheriff's Office or County Police
  • Southwest Regional Emergency Response Team, South Western Connecticut. Consists of Trumbull, Darien, Wilton, Easton and Monroe
  • Western Wayne County Special Operations Team, Michigan
  • Tri-Cities Regional SWAT Team, Tri-Cities, Washington
  • Southeastern Arizona Task Force (SEATF), Graham County, Arizona/Greenlee County, Arizona
  • Stephens County Sheriff's Office,Duncan,Oklahoma, Special Operations Response Team

Non-municipal police departmentsEdit

Municipal police departmentsEdit


  • Alabama tactical Officers Association (ATOA)
  • California Assocation of Tactical Officers (CATO)
  • Delaware Tactical Officer's Association
  • Florida S.W.A.T. Association
  • Georgia Tactical Officers Association (GTOA)
  • Illinois Tactical Officers Association (ITOA)[28]
  • Indiana SWAT Officers Association
  • International Tactical Officers Training Association (ITOTA)
  • Kansas City Metro Tactical Officer's Association
  • Louisiana Tactical Police Officers Association
  • Michigan Tactical Officers Association
  • Midwest Tactical Officer Association (MTOA)
  • Mountain States Tactical Officers Association
  • National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)
  • New York Tactical Officers Association [29]
  • North Carolina Tactical Medical Association (NCTMA)
  • Ohio Tactical Medicine Association (OTMA)
  • Oregon Tactical Officers Association (OTOA)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Tactical Emergency Medical Support (PATEMS)
  • Pennsylvania Tactical Officers Association (PATOA)
  • Rhode Island Tactical Officers Association (RITOA) [30]
  • South Eastern SWAT Association (SESA)
  • Tennessee Tactical Police and Paramedics Association [31]
  • Texas Association of Hostage Negotiators
  • Texas Tactical Police Officer's Association
  • Washington State Tactical Officer’s Association (WSTOA)
  • Wisconsin Association of SWAT Personnel [32]
  • Virginia Tactical Police Association (V-TAC)