The Johnson City Police Department is part of a multi-jurisdictional SWAT Team comprised of members of the Johnson City, Binghamton and Vestal Police Departments.
The members are highly trained and receive ongoing special training in tactics and weapons and work as a team to counter special situations. The SWAT Team has the responsibility of responding to any situation that requires specialized weapons and tactics. These situations include, but are not limited to, the following: hostage situations, barricaded suspects, violent civil unrest, and the execution of high risk search warrants. The team training involves specialized tactics to enable them to end critical situations with non-lethal force if at all possible. The team members are very dedicated and are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
This multi-jurisdictional SWAT team is one of only a handful of teams in New York State that is accredited by the New York State Division of Criminal Justices Services.