Success: Delaware Tactical Unit, a Unified SWAT-Force

By Jim Weiss and Mickey Davis

Formed in 1994, by 2004 the Delaware Tactical Unit (DTU) was a SWAT-trained, multi-agency force made up of deputies from the Delaware County, Ohio, Sheriff’s Office, and police officers from the Delaware Police Department, and the Westerville Police Department.

Due to its early success, DTU has grown from its original 16 tactical (SWAT-trained) members and two tactical medics to its current size of 25 tactical SWAT-trained operators and four tactical medics, ...