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SWAT Team

A SWAT team is a designated unit of law enforcement officers that is specifically trained and equipped to work as a coordinated team to resolve critical incidents that are so hazardous, complex, or unusual that they may exceed the capabilities of first responders or investigative units including, but not limited to, hostage taking, barricaded suspects, snipers, terrorist acts and other high-risk incidents.

SWAT may also be used to serve high-risk warrants, both search and arrest, where public and officer safety issues warrant the use of such a unit.

Members of the SWAT Team are “on-call” to respond to any emergency requiring their services. This team is dedicated to the preservation of life and resolving situations peacefully.

AB 109 Task Force

The Glendale AB 109 Task Force was established in July 2013 in order to address the needs of realignment. The Task Force is comprised of Officers from Glendale, Burbank and San Fernando. The three cities have established a partnership with the Los Angeles County Probation Department to address the supervision of individuals released from prison on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS).

The Glendale AB 109 Task Force uses department resources and a variety of tactics to ensure that individuals on active probation, parole, PRCS and registered sex offenders are obeying all laws and in compliance with court conditions.

The Glendale AB 109 has established working relationships with the Department of Family and Children Services, California Department of Corrections, Department of Homeland Security, District Attorney’s Office, Code Enforcement, and local law enforcement agencies. The Task Force, along with the members of outside agencies and services, work cohesively towards accomplishing the mission of supervising the probation population.