The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team responds to crisis situations at a moment's notice. The unit is comprised of specially-trained police officers who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The team responds to situations involving high-risk warrant service, armed or barricaded subjects, hostage situations, and suicidal subjects. The SWAT team is trained to ensure the safety of all individuals while successfully resolving each situation. The team is comprised of officers from all ranks and units of the Allen Police Department.