SWAT HQs are buildings in Tropico 4: Modern Times that take the place of armories. SWAT personnel act as a hybrid of soldiers and policemen, reducing crime and liberty in a radius around the building. SWAT members are more effective in combat than regular soldiers. Strangely, SWAT members count towards having a sufficient army, but not towards having more soldiers than rebels as far as the militarists are concerned.
A SWAT HQ is required to initiate a police state on the island.
- Serve Community: The SWAT unit exists to protect the island's citizens.
- Personal Death Squad: If the presidente has at least $25,000 in their Swiss bank account, the SWAT unit can instead be used as a private army for the presidente. Only Loyalists will sign up to be members and they'll automatically eliminate any criminals they see. SWAT members in death squads are always loyal defenders during coups.