The Police Department, along with the cities of Hurst, Euless, and Grapevine combined their resources, manpower, administrative tasks, and equipment to form a regionalized SWAT Team known as the Northeast Tarrant County Area SWAT Team (NETCAST). Member cities specially train to respond to incidents, including, but not limited to: barricaded persons, hostage situations, high-risk warrant services, and acts of terrorism. These tasks are best accomplished with a small group of highly disciplined officers specifically trained to deal with such emergencies, utilizing special weapons, tactics, and equipment.