Florida SWAT Association

The Florida SWAT Association is represented throughout the state of Florida. We have strong relationships and membership in the tactical community at the national level as well. We are open to all officers who may respond to and aid in the resolution of critical incidents.

If you have what it takes, then join the Florida SWAT Association now.


In Memory of
Ed “Buffy” Cullinan


In 1973, the Orlando Police Department formed the “Rescue Team,” a group of Police Officers that would be specially trained to handle situations beyond the scope of a patrol officer. The team needed a leader and Buffy Cullinan was the likely choice. 

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In Memory of Chris Connell

The Florida SWAT Association is deeply saddened by the loss of Florida Capitol Police Director Chris Connell.  Chris served honorably for the Tallahassee police Department for 28 years, retiring as a Major, before joining the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in 2014.  He was very active with the Florida SWAT Association and served on the Board of Directors for several years.

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