SWAT, is comprised of officers who are specially trained officers to handle high-risk situations.


SWAT may be called upon to handle a variety of situations to include, but not limited to: 

  • Active shooter situations
  • Barricaded suspects
  • Crowd control
  • Execution of high-risk warrants and arrest operations (such as buy/bust drug operations)
  • High-risk security operations (such as diplomat security)
  • Hostage situations
  • Sniper operations
  • Terrorism incidents
  • Rescue missions
  • Other incidents which exceed the capability and/or capacity of first responders and/or investigative units

Members of the West Allis Police Department serve on SWAT in addition to their other duties and on a part time basis.

Team Leadership

  • Captain Colin Hughes (Commander) 
  • Lieutenant Brian Saftig (Assistant Commander) 
  • Detective Sergeant Clint Corwin (Team Leader) 
  • Sergeant Tim Gold (Team Leader) 
  • Detective David Madden (Team Leader)

Tactical Team

  • Officer Joel Baumgart
  • Officer Aric Behnke
  • Detective Lucas Binter
  • Officer Charles Clark
  • Detective Archie Dunbar
  • Sergeant Jesse Fletcher
  • Detective Brandon Hurley
  • Officer Jacob Kaye
  • Sergeant Joseph Mathy
  • Officer Andrew Matter
  • Officer Kevyn Mussatti
  • Officer Kevin Schmidt
  • Officer Adam Schweitzer

Crisis Negotiations Team

  • Sergeant Rick Orlowski
  • Sergeant Christopher Randlett
  • Officer Michael Dobschuetz
  • Officer Lonnie Christianson