Created in 2002, the Prince Albert Police Service Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team is made up of twelve officers that are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The SWAT team members also maintain other duties within the police service. The SWAT team will respond to situations which require equipment and trained tactics that exceed patrols capabilities. Each member must meet strict requirements and has gone through a rigorous selection process prior to joining the team. The team trains monthly to ensure a successful resolution to a variety of high risk critical incidents.