In 1991 the Dodge City Police Department saw the need to form a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. The department received a grant for approximately $75,000.00 to train and supply equipment for the team.
The team currently is allotted 10 entry members, and two long-range marksmen from the Dodge City Police Department and 2 members from the Ford County Sheriff's Office. The team also has 6 medics from Ford County Fire and EMS.
Team & Team Member Equipment
Team equipment is listed below,
Less lethal 12ga., 40mm, 37mm, NFDD, Sting balls, etc.
12 ' box style response vehicle.
Peacekeeper armored vehicle.
Bushmaster 11.5 entry rifles.
Remington 870 14inch entry shotguns.
Each entry team member is provided the following equipment,
3-A Ballistic helmet
3-A Heavy entry vest
APR (Meth lab mask)
Duty belt with thigh holster
The team trains 14 hours a month in the following areas,