Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT)

Negotiator

The Roseville Police Department is a member of Ramsey County (SWAT) Team, a regional response team composed of highly trained deputies and officers from the Sheriff's Office and area police departments. 

When called upon, the SWAT team provides tactical assistance during critical incidents. This 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.

SWAT Negotiators responds to critical incidents involving barricaded suspects, suicidal persons and hostage situations. The goal of the team is to bring incidents to a non-violent conclusion through dialogue and effective negotiation.

Negotiators receive on-going and specialized training in areas including crisis intervention, dealing with veterans in crisis, de-escalation tactics, and mental illness. They train regularly with SWAT and are available to respond 24/7.