Lieutenant James Borgen, SWAT Commander
Established in 1981 the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office SWAT TEAM currently has 13 tactical officers, 4 negotiators and 2 response vehicles. Its primary function is to respond to hazardous situations where conventional police tactics may not be adequate to resolve the matter. Its priorities are the safe resolution to the situation while ensuring the safety of hostages, citizens, police officers and suspects. SWAT TEAM duties include securing and resolving barricade/ hostage situations, armed suicidal subjects, high risk search warrants, high risk arrest warrants, civil disturbance, active shooters and dignitary protection. The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office SWAT TEAM received SWAT TEAM of the year honors in both 2003 and 2004 by the Wisconsin Association of SWAT Personnel in recognition for their actions in tactical callouts.