Recognizing that the presence of a highly trained, skilled police tactical unit has been shown to substantially reduce the risk of injury or loss of life to citizens, police officers and suspects; and recognizing that a well managed “team” response to critical incidents usually result in a successful resolution of critical incidents, it is the intent of the Madison County Sheriff’s Response Team (SRT) to provide a highly trained and skilled tactical team as a resource for Madison and Fremont Counties in the handling of critical incidents.
The Madison/Fremont Sheriff’s Response Team’s (SRT) purpose is to resolve dangerous situations safely, without injury to anyone. They respond to high-risk situations that are outside the normal resources and immediate capabilities of patrol teams.
The Sheriff’s Response Team is made up of deputies from Madison and Fremont counties. The two counties recently combined resources for effective use of tax payer’s money in training and equipment and overall operating costs. To become a member, the candidates must go through a competitive selection and testing process. Once selected, each member must successfully complete a basic SWAT operator’s school, as well as pass ongoing performance objectives twice a year in critical tactical skill areas.