The Government Center will re-open to the public on June 1, 2020. We ask that you continue to use the remote methods of doing business, including online, over the phone, and through the drop-box and drive-through window. Safety measures will be in place so please follow the directions posted and wear a mask in the building. Check COVID-19 Resources for Government Center Services and Updates for the latest information. Call 540-245-5600. We are here to help.


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SWAT Patch

The SWAT Team is a twelve member part-time tactical team that is commanded by 1st Sergeant Chris Kite. Each team member is a volunteer; qualified candidates undergo a rigorous selection process which includes physical agility testing, weapons qualification and training in basic SWAT operations. Once selected, SWAT Officers complete basic and advanced SWAT Training through the Department Of Criminal Justice Services and a host of other specialized schools. The team conducts tactical training on a monthly basis and frequently conducts joint training with other area tactical teams.

Team in Action

Swat in action 1


2017 SWAT Competition

Each year the Augusta County Swat Team participates in the SWAT competition that is hosted by the Harrisonburg Police Department.  A number of police agencies from around the Commonwealth attend and participate in this annual event.  A few pictures from this year's event are shown below.

Scaling an obstacle  Cason swat competition 2017

Rosemeier swat competition 2017   Navigating the course

Obstacle/Team building Swat competition 2017 (6)

 Swat competition 2017 (12) SWAT members on the range


The Augusta County Sheriff's Office SWAT team‘s goal is to save lives. We strive to achieve this goal by being on the cutting edge of training and tactics. We maintain our existing skills and are constantly looking to learn new ones.

The SWAT team responds to barricaded suspects, hostage rescue mission, hazardous warrant services, dignitary protection and any other mission designated by the Sheriff.