Replacement of Long Guns
The Philadelphia Police Foundation is seeking corporate sponsors to help us raise funds to purchase long guns for our Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) Team.
Police Commissioner Richard Ross has made an urgent plea for funding to immediately replace outdated firearms used by S.W.A.T. officers, the Department’s highly trained operators. S.W.A.T. officers regularly perform some of the most dangerous operations in police work yet their current arsenal is antiquated and needs to be replaced.
The Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team is tasked with dealing with the most critical incidents in this city such as barricaded persons, high risk warrant service, dignitary protection, special events and counter-terrorism. Additionally, when the cops call 911, S.W.A.T. responds!
We need to ensure that the brave men and women of S.W.A.T. have the best available equipment in order to protect themselves as well as the people of this city.