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The Covington/Newton County Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team was formed in 1979. Sheriff Ezell Brown was one of the founding members of the SWAT Team. Chief Deputy Jerry Carter was also a member of the S.W.A.T. Team. The Team is a combination of six deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office and six officers from the City of Covington Police Department. The SWAT Team is one of the only City/County Teams in the State of Georgia.


The S.W.A.T. Team is a group of highly trained Deputies and Officers who use specialized weapons and tactics to serve high-risk arrest warrants deal with hostage situations, barricaded or armed individuals, and serve many high-risk search warrants. The Team is staffed with hostage negotiators, medics, and two certified snipers.

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