Soil & Water Assessment Tool

SWAT is a river basin scale model developed to quantify the impact of land management practices in large, complex watersheds. Development of the SWAT model has been taking place since the early 1990s.

SWAT is a public domain model actively supported by the USDA Agricultural Research Service at the Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory in Temple, Texas, USA
"The SWAT team came into my house and quantified the impact of land management practices in my large complex watershed, it was awesome!"
by Dylan Jenkins March 06, 2004
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Special Weapons And Tactics

SWAT teams are situated in large cities, but some organisations (like the FBI) have similer teams.

SWAT is somewhat a police special forces, handling situations too dangerous for normal police officers. Such as multiple armed suspects, barricaded armed suspects, hostage situations, among others.

Side note: although the cops in america seem crooked, the police in england are polite, friendly, and helpful.
"Talk, we need SWAT in here, multiple suspects armed with automatic weapons on the corner of 12th and main"

"10-1 but acknowledged"
by MarineJulio April 07, 2005
South West Alief Texas

Area located on the southwest side of Houston, Texas. Sharpstown Mall is located here as well as Johnny's jewelry shop. Rob G, Slim Thug, and Lil Keke came out with the song "Reppin My Block" which mentions the SWAT. Rob G is also part of a group called SWAT.
"Ayo where's that party goin down tonight?

"In that SWAT nomtombout."
by L_JUICE February 06, 2007
Special Weapons and Tactics
Call in S.W.A.T!
by jkocher December 01, 2003
A special police force that has way more power and technology than normal police, they usally come when a normal police force can't handle the job. It also means "Special Weapons and Tactics"
"Did you hear that a SWAT team had to come in for a dangerous bank robbery?"
by Arshavir March 19, 2005
Special Weapons and Tactics. A special group of handpicked expert policemen and/or ex-soldiers, these people are only called upon when the situation gets "tactical." Specializing in complex operations, such as hostage rescue, riot control, and urban assaults, they are armed with watered down military weapons and specialized equipment, including, but not limited to, C2 door breaching charges, Kevlar Outfits, GSG-9 boots, Gas Masks, Tear Gas, Tazers, Pepper Spray, LTL (Less Than Lethal) weaponry, among other things. They are also trained in various close quarters self defense techniques.

The S.W.A.T. are encouraged not to kill, if possible, and are only authorized to only return fire when either
a) Under fire
b) An innocent/teammate is in danger

However, there have been cases where they have overexcercised there right to kill.

To put it simply, just don't fuck with them.
The S.W.A.T. have saved countless lives and arrested hundreds of criminals to date.
by ShalashakaOcelot November 11, 2006
This is an abbreviated form of its whole:
Special Weapons And Tactical team
Used by the police for especially dangerous or hazardous situations requiring a specialist approach.
by Didims August 11, 2003
i always thought S.W.A.T. was Special Weapons and Tactics. . .
stupid ppl wit wrong definitions....

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