Tactical Unit


  • The Waterloo Police Department’s Tactical Unit responds to “high risk” situations with officers specially trained and equipped to handle potentially dangerous incidents
  • "High risk" incidents include but are not limited to; hostage Incidents, narcotics raids, hazardous surveillance, sniper incidents, armed suicidal person, barricaded suspect, felony warrant service, and fugitives refusing to surrender
  • All members are sworn officers who have volunteered for this extra-duty assignment
  • The unit has at least 3 specially equipped vehicles to assist them in their duties

“When a citizen needs help, they call the police. When the police need help, they call the Tactical Unit” - Lieutenant Dennis R. Damon (ret.) former commander WPD Tactical Unit