The Missoula Police Department (MPD) enjoys the ability to provide four special teams to supplement first responders on issues requiring additional training and equipment. Those teams are:
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) - Used for high-risk warrant service, barricaded subject response, hostage incident, dignitary protection, and civil disturbances
Tactical Negotiations Team (TNT) - Deployed with SWAT for hostage incident and barricaded subject response
Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) - Responds to bomb threats and bomb emergencies to assist any other special team as deemed appropriate
Team Members and Compensation
All of these teams are part-time teams and the officers choose to be a part of the teams in addition to their normal full-time assignments. All members receive additional pay for being on a special team.