The Hamilton County Special Weapons and Tactics Team responds upon the request of the Incident Commander (IC) to barricade/hostage episodes,
and/or suicide intervention, as well as initiating the service of high risk warrants for all of the Department entities.
The Incident Commander shall request SWAT when at a barricaded or hostage incident when the suspect is probably armed; the suspect is believed
to have been involved in a criminal act or is a significant threat to the lives and safety of the public and/or police; the suspect is in a
position of advantage, affording cover and concealment or is contained in an open area and the presence or approach of police officers could
precipitate an adverse reaction by the suspect; and, the suspect refuses to submit to arrest.