Duties & Responsibilities:
Commander is responsible for All Special Response Teams and oversees
all operations and reviews planning and implementation of special
response units. Also acts as Incident Commander until relieved by
Senior Staff member or the Sheriff. SRT Commander acts as the
assistant to the Incident Commander when a senior member is in
command. The SRT Commander focuses on setting goals and objectives to
improve and maintain mission readiness.
The SRT Tactical Teams Leader is responsible for presenting tactical
operations for the safe resolution of an incident. Additional
responsibilities range from the selection and training of a SRT
Officer to maintaining administrative and logistical records.
The Team Leader is a senior SRT Officer who has been selected to
command the entry team in a high risk situation.
A Deputy trained in the use of special weapons and tactics who is
utilized in various capacities which include: inner perimeter
security, building entry and suspect apprehension, hostage rescue,
team security, delivery of chemical agents, anti-sniper techniques,
and dignitary protection.
SRT MEDICS: Trained emergency medical technicians trained for
tactical situations to provide medical attention to SRT members,
innocent civilians and subjects.
TACTICAL SUPPORT: Members of the Tactical Support element are responsible
for the tactical preparation and maintenance of specialized equipment
and support of direct tactical operations.
The position of the police sniper is one of the most important and
most difficult in law enforcement. It encompasses high expectations,
high liability, and immense individual responsibility. Such a
position requires the very highest in standards for selection,
training and utilization. Snipers with the Richland County Sheriff’s
Department, gather intelligence through stealth and direct
visibility. The ability to use lethal force is a tool that maybe
necessary to keep innocent people safe.
SUPPORT / TEAM LEADER:
Responsible for the logistical operation of an emergency situation.
The Technical Team Leader is responsible for the initial setup of the
Command Post. Organization and communication is the focus of the
Technical support Leader. Deployment of essential equipment such as
cameras and plotting of perimeter personnel are just the basic
functions and responsibilities. Depending on the type of incident,
the Technical Support Leader organizes the Unified Command when the
situation requires it.