The acronym S.W.A.T. stands for Special Weapons And Tactics.
The Reynoldsburg Division of Police and the Truro Township Fire Department have a group of officers and EMS personnel who serve on the Reynoldsburg SWAT Team.
This is a voluntary assignment where officers and EMS applying must successfully complete several physical and tactical related tasks before consideration for the team. Once accepted, the officers and EMS receive specialized training and equipment to handle the most critical of incidents.
The team is on call 24 hours a day and required to respond at a moment's notice. Since the assignment is a collateral duty, a handful of SWAT team officers typically work on each of the shifts throughout the day giving 24-hour, full-time coverage.
With the addition of EMS personnel serving as tactical medics (TEMS), the team's ability to provide an immediate response to citizens trapped in a threatening situation is enhanced.
The SWAT team typically handles the following types of services: narcotics warrant service, executing high-risk search/arrest warrants, responding to hostage/barricaded suspect situations, conducting surveillance of suspects, and assisting neighboring agencies as necessary.
The SWAT Team represents the best the Reynoldsburg Division of Police and Truro Township Fire Department has to offer.
Reynoldsburg is known as "The Birthplace of the Tomato". The tomato was 'born' in Reynoldsburg in the 19th century with the help of local favorite son Alexander W. Livingston. Livingston developed the 'Paragon Tomato', billed as the first ever tomato bred for commercial use. His legacy lives on in the Livingston House and Museum on Graham Road, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Homes.