Special Response Team
The Wilson Police Department Special Response Team is a voluntary tactical unit. The purpose of the Special Response Team is to respond to incidents that require extra resources, equipment and tactical training that cannot be handled through a traditional police response. Some of these incidents include the service of high-risk search and arrest warrants, apprehension of wanted suspects, surveillance, barricaded and suicidal subject calls and any other operations or incidents that would benefit from the training and equipment of the team. Members of the Special Response Team are highly trained in areas such as: firearms, entry and search techniques, woodland and surveillance techniques.
Training is paramount to a successful and highly skilled team. As you can see teamwork is an essential element in training exercises.
SRT members are required to be in excellent physical shape. As you can see they take physical training seriously. The piece of equipment this officer is carrying weighs approximately 50 lbs.