- Counter terrorism operations against local and international terrorist groups.
- Hostage rescue operations of national or of international significance.
- Search & rescue operations in times of calamities, disaster and national emergencies.
- Civil disturbance management (CDM) during mass actions in support to local police unit.
- SAF develops and trains organic personnel including other PNP units and agencies in the furtherance of the mission.
- SAF is also tasked to provide security to vital installations such as foreign embassies and the PNP National Headquarters and has been tapped by the Presidential Security Group to secure the President of the Philippines and other VIPs.