The mission of the Tactical Operations Team is to provide ready response to situations beyond the capabilities of normally equipped law enforcement personnel. Due to the nature of the missions, very dangerous conditions and unconventional hazards are commonplace for tactical law enforcement teams. However, the sole purpose of the Tactical Operations Team is to minimize risk through training, teamwork and preparedness.
The Tactical Operations Team is responsible for handling situations involving hostages, armed and barricaded suspects and suicidal subjects. The team also provides assistance to other divisions and agencies serving high risk search and arrest warrants.
Tactical team entry training combined with other tactical drills allows the tactical team members to practice and use the best tactical techniques to safely accomplish their mission objectives.
The team has 14 members made up of entry specialists, snipers, negotiators and paramedics.