SCDIU Tactical Team

compressed-patch1The primary goal of the Tactical Team is safety and preservation of all human life. The Tactical Team is a law enforcement support unit, which is specifically trained and equipped to resolve critical high-risk situations. Containment of suspects and negotiation procedures are the team's first responsibilities.  The primary goal of the Tactical Team is safety and preservation of all human life. The Tactical Team is a law enforcement support unit, which is specifically trained and equipped to resolve critical high-risk situations. Containment of suspects and negotiation procedures are the team's first responsibilities. The 25 team members are selected from law enforcement agencies within Faribault, Freeborn, Steele, and Waseca counties. Each agency is responsible for equipping the assigned officer. The SCDIU Tactical Team is overseen by the SCDIU Board. This board consists of chief law enforcement officers from each of the represented agencies. The SCDIU Tactical Team Commander and Assistant Team Commander report to the board monthly. Team members train ten hours per month. Training topics include hostage rescue, warrant service, firearms qualifications, tactical first aid, physical fitness, and various other topics. In addition, the SCDIU Tactical Team has also trained jointly with the Bloomington Bomb Squad, the Federal Correctional Institution in Waseca, the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault, and the Minnesota State Patrol Tactical Team. Each year, team members attend the Special Operations Tactical Association Conference.

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