Mission of the Brunswick Police Department Special
Response Team (SRT)
is to bring a successful conclusion to high-risk situations, through the
use of specially equipped and highly trained personnel, in such a fashion as to
minimize the risk of harm to the citizens of our community, law
The unit is
prepared to assume full control of specific tactical situations which, by
nature, would be considered excessively dangerous and complex, or which
would require the use of a specialized team effort, rather than
independent action by individual officers.
The tactical team has the responsibility of answering to sensitive,
potentially life-threatening situations utilizing specialized equipment
and tactics to resolve them in as peaceful a manner as possible. This
responsibility requires a great deal of training and readiness. Some
situations may include: high-risk search and arrest warrant service,
hostage rescue, and building searches for dangerous suspects.
The SRT consists of a team commander, team leader, assistant team leader
and the remaining team members that make up entry personnel, perimeter
personnel and a marksmen team. The Brunswick Police Department maintains
trained hostage/crisis negotiators in a separately assigned function.
The members of the SRT are assigned to different divisions of the
department as their primary duty assignment. The SRT is a secondary
assignment for which all members must pass a bi-annual physical agility
test, firearms proficiency qualification course at a higher standard than
that of a regular member of the police department.
wishing to apply to SRT, must be extremely experienced in law enforcement,
demonstrate excellent job skills prior to their selection to the team, and
pass a physical fitness test, firearms qualification course, and
successfully pass an oral review board, held by all current members of the
team. All team members are
volunteers and are on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.