Special Operations Division
The Live Oak Police Department participates in the Alamo Area Metro SWAT Team. This multi-jurisdictional team is comprised of specialized highly-trained officers who serve the citizens, commuters, and students from Live Oak, Alamo Heights, Converse, Universal City, Selma, Windcrest, and the Judson Independent School District Police Departments.
The primary goal of the team is to provide peaceful resolutions and protect lives during high risk police situations. These officers are on call 24 hours a day to perform their team duties. Each participating city has assigned a high-ranking officer (chief, lieutenant, etc.) to serve as the incident commander over the team when operating in their respective city
Officers assigned to the team receive extensive, continuing training in many areas including negotiations and crisis resolution, advanced special weapons and tactics, high risk warrant service, barricaded subjects, hostage situations, and active shooter scenarios.