South Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council
The SEMLEC Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) is a unit comprised of sworn police officers and med
ical personnel that consistently train to provide SEMLEC member agencies with a highly trained and well-equipped tactical response unit. The team’s main focus is to provide an adequate number of highly trained tactical officers to respond to critical incidents such as active shooters, armed/barricaded subjects, emotionally disturbed persons, hostage takers, dangerous criminals, high-risk narcotics warrants, terrorist incidents, civil disturbances, and to assist the SEMLEC communities when additional resources are necessary.
SEMLEC SWAT covers 28 cities in towns in southeastern Massachusetts, from Duxbury to Seekonk. It is currently staffed by 45 highly trained police and paramedic personnel. Mattapoisett currently has 1 officer assigned to the SWAT team.