Howard County has a Special Weapons and Tactics Team or SWAT Team. This team was formed in May 2001 with the approval of Sheriff Butch Morris.
The primary mission of the Howard County SWAT Team is to provide support to the department during operations which require special training and equipment to resolve high-risk situations. This team is highly trained in advance tactics, weaponry and specialized equipment to help in the most peaceful resolution to these extreme situations.
The team is made up of six deputies and/or officers from law enforcement agencies in Howard County. Five deputies from the Howard County Sheriff's Office, and one officer from Nashville Police Department.
Since its formation the team has grown in members, training and equipment. The team has conducted operations such as drug search warrants, surveillance, high-risk arrest warrants, school incidents, armed and barricaded persons, hostage situations and suicidal stand-offs.
Team Commander - Todd Tallant, from Howard County Sheriff's Office.
Team Leader - Casey Parker, from Nashville Police Department.
Entry Team - Blake Eudy and Dustin Wakefield from the Howard County Sheriff's Office; and Casey Parker from Nashville Police Department.
Team Snipers - Todd Tallant and Casey Parker