The SWAT Team are special enemies in Hotline Miami and minor characters in Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. They are only found on Chapter 9 (Crackdown) as enemies. They appear at the end of the level and cannot be hurt by the player in any way, save for knocking them down. They act much the same as regular policemen but cannot be killed.
SWAT officers only use machine guns.
The SWAT Team return in Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number as minor characters rather than enemies, in which they appear in the outro of Death Wish and at the very end of Release. However, the game features a minor boss enemy in Final Cut, known as the SWAT Chief that can be killed with a unique execution by Martin Brown. The SWAT Team have changed aesthetically, in which their armour is now a navy-blue colour rather than an aqua blue in the first game.
- When they raid the drug-den in Crackdown, the Russian Mobsters will put their hands behind their heads and drop their weapons in a gesture of surrendering. Despite this, the SWAT team will shoot them anyways.
|Enemies in Hotline Miami|
|Normal Enemies||Russian Mobster · Policeman · Phone Hom Worker · Teenager · Gang Member · Soviet Soldier · Colombian Mobster · Security Guard · Prisoner · Hallucinatory Demon|
|Special Enemies||Dog · Thug · Waiter · SWAT · Doctor · Inspector · Dodger|
|Bosses||Producer · Biker · Van Driver · Police Chief · Panther · The Bodyguard · The Father · Jacket · SWAT Chief · Gang Leader · Prison Boss · Mark · Corey · Tony · Alex · Ash|