The Bloomsburg Police Department is a charter member of the Columbia County SWAT team. The team was established in the early 1990's and is comprised of municipal police officers from the county police agencies. The SWAT team responds to High-Risk incidents, such as barricaded persons, and hostage situations.
The team is also utilized by the county Narcotics Task Force to serve high-risk search or arrest warrants. The team trains monthly and members have trained with other police agencies like the LAPD SWAT Team, US Park Police SWAT Team, Cincinnati Ohio SWAT Team, Philadelphia Bomb Squad and the FBI, to name a few.