The Hamilton County Police Association Special Weapons and Tactics team (SWAT) is an elite group of highly trained police officers from various police agencies throughout Hamilton County. H.C.P.A. SWAT was established to assist Hamilton County law enforcement agencies during high risk incidents that involve life threatening situations.
Examples of SWAT incidents include but are not limited to the following:
Unarmed barricaded persons
Armed barricaded persons
High risk search and arrest warrants and any other life threatening situations
H.C.P.A. SWAT also assists agencies outside of Hamilton County including the United States Secret Service in providing protection for dignitaries and other celebrities.
In the history of the Harrison Police department only 5 Harrison officers have served as members of H.C.P.A. SWAT. Currently the Harrison Police Department has 3 officers assigned to SWAT. Chief Charles Lindsey, Officer Mike Rhoads and Officer Joe Ramsey are members of the H.C.P.A. SWAT team along with their duties as Harrison officers.