Friday, September 26, 2008

Special Response Group

Photography / design by Officer Quoc-Tuan Nguyen

Special Response Group consists of a small core group of full time assigned officers and a large group of part time trained officers that can be mobilized with short notice. There are 573 active officers that are assigned to various divisions.

The training course is a forty-hour school. The forty-hour school familiarizes officers with formations used to contain and disburse large crowds. The school also familiarizes the officer with different chemical munitions and teaches the officer the basics for disaster preparedness. There are 158 officers that have received additional training and belong to the Crowd Disbursement Team(CDT). CDT officers go through a rigorous selection process. The officers attend a three-day tryout.

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