Revealing mistake: In the beginning of the scene right before Street and Hondo are in the car talking about where they used to serve the camera shot from outside shows the car driving along the road and also a man with a blue cap and backpack looking into the camera, then quickly turning his head away. (00:25:10)
Continuity mistake: Right before the team gets paged for the first time, you see one of the members having a glass of wine. After he takes a sip, you see his hand still near his mouth. The camera angle changes and his hand is no longer near his mouth. Camera angle changes again and his hand is back near his mouth.
Factual error: When Alex Montel gets into the police car and backs away really quick you see TJ get in the car and try to block him. When Alex slams into the car, there is a shot from above, where he hits TJ then TJ's car slams into another car. Then they cut to another shot and you see Alex hitting TJ and there is no 3rd car being hit.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie when S.W.A.T. gets to the bank by helicopter they are shown rappelling from it. In one shot they show them right under the landing gear and in the next shot you see them passing the landing gear again.
Revealing mistake: During the shoot-out between Hondo and TJ near the beginning, the two of them are running towards their targets and the view is from TJ's right side. As TJ is closing on his target, his pistol jams with the slide locked back, yet he acts like he is shooting normally. The sound of gunfire is added.
Plot hole: When the plane is trying to land on the bridge, it hardly makes it. How do they rotate it 90 degrees? The plane wouldn't fit.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where the SWAT team encounters the Lear jet on the 6th Street bridge , the limo that the SWAT team commandeered has multiple bullet holes along the driver's side. The direction of all the firepower encountered by the limo was from directly in front (the 2 parked cars and the jet). I assume the sideshots came from the "airport security" blockade at the entry to the 6th Street bridge but were edited from the final film.
Continuity mistake: When Street tells his partner that he's staying with the team, his partner walks up to him and pushes him back into the mirror above the sink. You see Street taking a few steps away from the sink and standing straight up. The camera angle changes and you now see Street sitting on the edge of the sink.
Visible crew/equipment: In the scene after the team parties, when they are walking in the parking lot, just before Colin Farrell goes on the date. They are talking to each other and the camera pans towards LL Cool J (the camera pans to where the shadows are in front of the shot), you can see the shadow of the man holding the boom mike above his head, the boom, and a camera man holding a camera, all just to the left of LL Cool J on the ground.
Other mistake: After taking their "road trip" way out in the desert and dropping Montel off at the penitentiary at the end of the movie, they are just getting back on the road and Hondo says that they will respond to the "211 in progress" at the diamond mart back in L.A. The camera shot then makes a point to show that they are out in Joshua trees miles from anywhere.
Continuity mistake: In the beginning when the SWAT team has been dropped on the roof, the helicopter also drop the ropes. From above we can see the ropes land at least ten feet away from the ventilation shaft. When it cuts to POV of one of the SWAT members we can see the rope lying right next to the shaft. (00:02:10)
Continuity mistake: There is a shot where an unmarked police car pulls up next to the subway entrance and the cops open the doors (and 3 other cop cars pull up behind this car, however in a following shot from a different view we see the unmarked cop cars open again and this time only 2 cars pull up behind it (01:25:05)