Ramsey County (SWAT) Team
Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT)The St. Anthony Police Department is a member of the Ramsey County (SWAT) Team, a regional response team composed of highly trained deputies and officers from the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office and area police departments within Ramsey County. When called upon, the SWAT team provides tactical assistance during critical incidents. The team’s mission is to bring a peaceful resolution to high risk situations while maintaining the highest regard for human life and property. Circumstances where SWAT may be deployed include: hostage situations, barricaded suspect situations, active shooter/sniper events, dignitary protection details, high risk warrant service, civil disturbances and tactical training.
The Ramsey County Sheriff's Special Weapons and Tactics Team will act to coordinate efforts to develop and provide joint responses to critical incidents or high risk entries where there is a risk of criminal violence occurring within the St. Anthony Police Departments authorized jurisdiction.
The East Metro Special Weapons and Tactics Team was originally created to provide this coordinated response to critical incidents. Due to continued struggles to dedicate sufficient numbers of personnel to this team, by current member agencies, the East Metro SWAT Board of Directors elected to contact the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office about the potential to join their SWAT team. This will greatly aid in our ability to coordinate efforts to develop and provide joint responses to critical incidents or high risk entries where there is a risk of criminal violence in the jurisdictions we serve as well as those jurisdictions that are supported by RC-SWAT.
This regional partnership will provide essential access to greater resources and capabilities, at a reduced cost, in the event we are faced with a critical incident or a crises response occurring in our jurisdiction.